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Medieval Downtown
Český Krumlov is all about old-world charm. On the banks of the winding Vltava River, this medieval village is a compact maze of cozy cafes, grand old squares, and artisans' workshops. Above it all sits the castle, Český Krumlov – Bohemia’s own Renaissance beauty striking a pose for the camera.
Český Krumlov Castle
Once you’ve seen Český Krumlov from street level, it’s time to get the full picture from a bird’s-eye view. The stately Renaissance castle of Český Krumlov is the place to go. Take 162 steps to the top of the tower, and you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views over the winding Vltava River as it cuts through the tightly packed terra-cotta rooftops below.
St. Vitus' Church
The skinny spire of St. Vitus’ Church can be spotted from almost anywhere in Český Krumlov. A neo-Gothic structure dating back to the 1400s, it features lofty, imposing ceilings, an impressive organ and a decorative Baroque altar, added in 1683. Visitors are more than welcome but asked to plan their trip around the church’s hours of worship.

Traveler Reviews & Photos

Susan
10
Exceptional
A beautiful little town straight out of a fairy tale. Love our lunch at Restaurant 99 and coffee at Monna Lisa, a quirky cafe built into the original city wall. The free walking tour is a great way to see the sights.
Susan
Australia
April 7, 2018
David
10
Exceptional
We liked the spectacular views of the castle and cloak bridge from the town and the river views from the castle. The renaissance houses were also special. If arriving by train with a large bag suggest take a taxi into old town. The cobblestones otherwise make it a challenge.
David
Australia
April 9, 2018
Tracy
10
Exceptional
Wonderfully preserved medieval town. A 24 hour stop is enough to do it justice. Make sure you do the 2 hour free city walking tour that leaves from the town square at 2pm each day.
Tracy
Australia
April 10, 2018
Mónika
10
Exceptional
Beautiful medieval city. Bit crowded. At peak rime you need to reserve table in advance.
Mónika
Hungary
April 2, 2018
Ricardo
8
Very Good
The city is very small but wonderful. A weekend is more than enough. After 10 PM you cannot eat in restaurants anymore, at least in April.
Ricardo
Germany
April 6, 2018

Accommodations & Hotels in Český Krumlov

Arcadie Hotel & Apartments

8.5 Very Good

Score from 432 reviews

$89

Average price per night
Boutique hotel Villa Beatika

9.4 Awesome

Score from 1,109 reviews

$167

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Villa Conti

8.9 Excellent

Score from 557 reviews

$70

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Hotel Mlýn

8.7 Excellent

Score from 861 reviews

$112

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Hotel Konvice

8.7 Excellent

Score from 734 reviews

$95

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Hotel U Malého Vitka

8.9 Excellent

Score from 1,335 reviews

$61

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Hotel Peregrin

8.5 Very Good

Score from 453 reviews

$67

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Hotel Grand

8.6 Excellent

Score from 1,047 reviews

$131

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Hotel Dvorak Cesky Krumlov

8.6 Excellent

Score from 707 reviews

$105

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Recommended in Český Krumlov

The owner of our B&B went out of his way to help us find our way around and met us from the station. Our guide on the free tour of the town was delightful, giving us lots of local detail and stories and answering all our questions. We saw a crazy wedding in the square, with transvestite bridesmaids who arrived on a quadbike. Lots of good natured banter and posing for the crowd who assembled to watch proceedings.

Wait until the many many coach loads of people leave around 5pm to 6pm then you have the town to yourself. Shops will be closed but sightseeing and photo taking is the great and the restaurant are still open till late.

We relaxed from the moment we came to Cesky and we left with a heavy heart.

Castle, parc, museums (puppets, photography, Schiele center), galleries.

The square, Laitron and the quaint streets, the small wooden bridges.

It reminds one of Wuthering Heights which is romance at its best.

We had vegetarian in Laibon and the waiter is very nice.

You are transported in the olden era.

Very well restored.

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