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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's Reviews & Photos

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Remember to take Czech Kroners with you, or withdraw from a bank ATM only when you are there. Don't pay in € at restaurants or bars - they will give you a very poor exchange rate. Non bank ATM's will also rip you off, as will the exchange booths and shops. Beware.
Annette
Australia
August 8, 2017
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Exceptional
Beautiful town. Lovely restaurants and lots of nice views. Great trip but got everything we wanted to do done in a day. Wouldn't recommend for a long trip. You cannot drive in centre so long walk on cobbled streets with suitcases.
Kerry
United Kingdom
August 9, 2017
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Exceptional
The prettiest town I have visited in Europe. Definitely deserves 1-2 days of exploring! Hire a kayak down the river, you won't regret it!
Rebecca
Australia
August 1, 2017
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Charming medieval town with lots of interesting history. Eat at Pappa's! Gourmet on the river.
Elizabeth
United States of America
August 5, 2017
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Everything is close by. You can rent shafts, tour the castle, or just walk about.
Carol
United States of America
August 2, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Český Krumlov

Hotel Dvorak Cesky Krumlov

8.7 Excellent

Score from 819 reviews

$106

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Hotel Garni Villa Beatika

9.5 Exceptional

Score from 1,199 reviews

$94

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Hotel Arcadie

8.5 Very Good

Score from 438 reviews

$89

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Hotel Mlýn

8.7 Excellent

Score from 679 reviews

$105

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Villa Conti

8.8 Excellent

Score from 493 reviews

$76

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Hotel Konvice

8.7 Excellent

Score from 632 reviews

$74

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Hotel Peregrin

8.6 Excellent

Score from 381 reviews

$93

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Hotel Garni Myší Díra

8.5 Very Good

Score from 474 reviews

$44

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Hotel U Malého Vitka

8.9 Excellent

Score from 1,240 reviews

$50

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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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