Cesky Krumlov Castle, Cesky Krumlov

Dominating the surrounding city from its location on a high rock promontory, Cesky Krumlov Castle is a medieval complex of about 40 buildings, situated around five courtyards and a vast park. Dating back to the middle of the 13th century, the complex covers a total area of about 7 hectares (17 acres). The castle's atmospheric storerooms house a collection of stone statues and sacred art, accrued over the centuries by the city's many rulers. You can stroll through the grounds on your own, but access to some of the interior sections is by guided tour only. Check the website for opening hours and available tour options before you make the trip. A visit to Cesky Krumlov Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Cesky Krumlov online attractions planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The castle is beautiful, it is also a nice view of the city. Beautifully maintained gardens. Unfortunately, we nevštívili it on Monday, when tours were (but even so there were lots of tourists), and we didn't see bears who were hiding. The revolving auditorium, which is banned, we have seen only from a distance. Beautiful is a walk around the Castle at night, when it is beautifully lit.
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  • A very interesting Castle, and what kinds of the city with him! The only minus-an incredible abundance of tourists in the summer. Come here after 6:00 pm, all the same beauty and a lot less people around.
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  • Had only a couple of hours in Cesky Krumlov after getting the train from Prague on our way to Lake Lipno.Realy cool town very old in parts with lots of little shops and bars/resturants.The Vltava rive...  more »
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  • I love this place. It is so charming. I have been here already several times, but it never gets old. I hope that some parts will be renovated soon. In summer you can rent a canoe and paddle through the city... :)
  • Not only is the castle itself very interesting, but you get a picturesque view of the village below. you want to be sure to go all the way through the castle to the bridge, called Plášťový most, that connects it to the building behind it, from this bridge you can see the river rounding around the village and creating this perfect picturesque scene of a river medieval village. For me it was this scenery that made it worth the train ride from Prague
  • Nice castle with guided tours in Czech and English. They say that there are bears living there. No sure if it is true. I have been there twice and didn't see one. The view to the castle is especially nice when you look at it from the terrace of some restaurant nearby while having a glass of wine.
  • Not as impressive as I hoped for without taking a tour. From October 31 on, there are almost no tours available, even though there are still thousands of visitors per day. From what you can see outside, a lot of the walls have been re-painted so it's not so much original. Still a great thing to see.
  • Beautiful place, make sure you get there early in the morning to avoid the crowds as it gets really busy in the afternoon. The view from the tower is breathtaking.

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Where to stay in Cesky Krumlov

The historical town of Cesky Krumlov, with its perfectly preserved architecture, provides a lot of places to stay for its size. You'll discover many of the town's accommodations housed inside historical buildings with an authentic atmosphere. From luxury hotels and cozy guesthouses to budget-friendly hostels, the majority of accommodations sit within walking distance of the town's major attractions. If you plan to settle in for a bit longer, check out the good selection of fully furnished apartments. Outside the town center, there are quite a few guesthouses and campsites surrounded by nature.
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