A beautiful walled town and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cesky Krumlov showcases old-worm charm in its 300 historic structures and main square dotted with antique stores and Bohemian restaurants. Walk along its 14th-century cobbled streets to explore medieval churches, interesting art galleries and a grand castle.
Things to do in Český Krumlov
Dominating the old town, the Cesky Krumlov Castle is the second largest castle complex in the country and features a mix of architecture in its 40 buildings and palaces, five castle courts and spacious park. Explore its elaborate interior to see a collection of paintings, tapestries and period furnishings.
The Church of St. Vitus features impressive neo-Gothic architectural and a 19th-century spire. Step inside the to see beautiful frescoes and a 17th-century altar. The Minorite Monastery is another notable landmark with an intricately carved entranceway and impressive statues of saints.
If you have an interest in photography, visit the Museum Fotoatelier Seidel to see pieces that illustrate life during the Czech-Austrian-German borderland between the 19th and 20th centuries. The kids will love the exhibits at The Marionette Museum, which showcases the centuries-old form of entertainment through live shows.
Climb up the 1,804-metre-tall Mount Klet. Sitting on the outskirts of Cesky Krumlov, this natural wonder can be traversed on foot along the trails or on the chairlift. At its summit sits Josef’s Tower, an observation tower with views as far as the Alps.
Getting around Český Krumlov
The compact streets of Cesky Krumlov are best explored on foot, while there are also cycling paths. It’s a 2.5-hour journey from Prague via bus, while train services can take up to 3.5 hours.