In the southern part of the Czech Republic, not far from the Austrian border, you’ll find the quaint town of Český Krumlov. Beautifully situated by the river of Vltava, surrounded by a hilly, scenic alpine landscape, this historic town offers fantastic experience, in an almost fairytale like setting. Sit down at one of the many cafes or restaurant by the river and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere of this miniature- Prague.
There’s a lot of things to do in Český Krumlov, but for all you history fans out there, this historic town is a downright smorgasbord. Since 1992, Český Krumlov is on the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage. Stroll among the beautiful old buildings and feast your eyes on the wonderful architecture where you’ll find gothic and baroque, as well as Renaissance styles.Many of the buildings stretches as far back as the 14th century and as you make your way up and down the streets, you can almost feel yourself being transported back in time. Yes, Český Krumlov surely has some beautiful preserved medieval architecture to offer.
In the middle of town, the magnificent Český Krumlov castle rises to the skies. The grand Renaissance castle is the second largest castle in the Czech Republic and a visit to this beautiful palace is one of the most popular things to do in Český Krumlov. The construction of the castle began as far back as in the 13th century. If you want to take a closer look at the inside of the castle, why not join a guided tour! Inside the castle, there’s a fantastic old theatre made in baroque style, beautifully preserved. If you wish to see a performance, however, you better plan your visit to Český Krumlov wisely, as the theatre only opens for performances three times a year, where only two of these are for the public.
You’ll find many fun festivals and events in Český Krumlov during the year. One of the towns biggest and most popular festivals is The Five-Petalled Rose Festival. During the festival, the town really transform into an authentic medieval town where you’ll find beautiful crafts, music, performances och even the locals dress up in authentic medieval clothing.
Český Krumlov truly is a fabulous place to visit whatever time of the year you choose to visit, where every season brings about something special to the quaint town. During the summer months, the city tends to get real busy. If you are looking for a less crowded time to visit, opt for the month just before or after the peak summer season. We would definitely recommend to consider visiting Český Krumlov during the winter months. There’s just something magical about the snow-covered rooftops sparkling in the sunlight and the smoke coming out of the old chimney tops, letting you know there’s a cosy fire burning inside the house.
Český Krumlov is located not far from the Austrian border. One of the best ways of getting here is to fly to the Austrian city of Linz, which is located about 100 kilometers from Český Krumlov.