Cesky Krumlov Travel Guide
View of the city from the castle
Český Krumlov Castle.
Beautiful World Heritage Site, great views and photo opportunities
It's a long train ride from Prague, but well worth it!
Also located in the former St. Jost Church, is the Marionette Museum, housing exhibition's of both old and current marionettes, complete puppet theatres, including stage designs and curtains. I didn't go into this one, as I ventured into one earlier in the day.Evidently,...
Thanks for joining me on a tour of Cesky Krumlov.After locking the car, we are following the pathway that leads towards the Castle. What a surprise it was to see an enormous Viaduct before my eyes. This Multi-storied viaduct is actually part of the Castle, and the Grey...
As Cesky Krumlov is tourist orientated, there are plenty of shops to please everybody, especially in the old historic centre.Some souvenirs I saw were different to else where, I would have bought only for "customs" at home!If you are making a DVD, then at the Music shop you...
PENSION NA KOVARNE
This is a Pension, and no, I didn't stay here, I just liked the building.Its loction was at the intersection of Upper and Rooseveltova streets, not far from the City theater and Regional museum. The main feature is an irregular rectangular layout with baroque gables, nice...
Don't just rush into the Museum, make sure you take some time in the Park, because from high up on the viewing Terrace, there is an excellent view over the Town.The Museum was once a girls school, and this park with the vista terrace was used for study, sport, and...
At the end of Upper Street, and directly at the bridge of the former Upper Gate, stands the large building of the of the former Jesuit seminary. Painted in a bright Yellow in 2011, you couldn't miss this building which today is the Regional Museum. It is the oldest early...
NO 12 - LATRAN STREET
I found this lovely building as I was looking for the Castle entrance.Its located on the corner of Latran street, and this is where I found the stairs that led to the CastleThis Baroque building really stood out, as it was painted white and outlined in dark Brown.Built in...
CHURCH OF ST. JOST
The Church of St. Jost is no longer a Church, it is now a Restaurant!The church was established before 1334 by Peter I. von Rosenberg, and was a part of the Rosenbergs Men's hospital. In 1790, the municipal council sold the building in auction for 1245 gold coins. Sold to a...
TOUR THE CASTLE - THE CLOAK BRIDGE
Leaving the 4th Courtyard, I am now crossing the "Cloak Bridge" to enter the 5th courtyard.This covered three-storey corridor was erected on massive pillars vaulted together on each story. The corridor in the lower story, connects the Masquerade Hall with the Castle Theater,...
TOUR THE CASTLE - 4TH COURTYARD
The 4th courtyard was very close to the 3rd courtyard, and very similar in appearance.What was different, was a bay window, and a room and window across the corner of the building, creative back then!The palaces situated around the 4th courtyard came about during the...
TOUR THE CASTLE - 3RD COURTYARD
On entering the small 3rd courtyard, I was greeted by an amazing sight! I was surrounded by four walls, each one of them covered with well-preserved Renaissance paintings. On all these walls there is graffiti in four different coloured stones - grey, ochre, brownish-red, and...
TOUR THE CASTLE - THE MINT
Located on the Southern side in the 2nd courtyard, is the Mint. The Mint only has one floor from the Courtyard side, but it does have two basements on the embankment side. Construction began in 1686 and wasn't complete until 1693. It was then used a lodging house, and never...
TOUR OF THE CASTLE - 2 -3RD COURT-YARDS
Time to move on as I had seen everything here. A walk up the cobblestone driveway led me to the "corridor" which connects the 2nd & 3rd courtyards. This was built in 1577 by Wilhelm von Rosenberg, proved by the date along side Wilhelm's coat of arms at the top of the entry...
TOUR THE CASTLE - THE LITTLE CASTLE
One of my favorite buildings was "The Little Castle," the oldest part of Cesky Krumlov Castle. In 1591, the Renaissance facades were decorated with mural paintings and figural and architectural motifs. These wonderful mural paintings and frescoes, were partly restored in the...
TOUR OF THE CASTLE - NEW BURGRAVE'S HOUSE
Located in the 2nd Courtyard is what was once known as the Buchhalterie. It's now known as the "New Burgrave's House," built on the site of the former castle fortification where the drawbridge and gateway separated the castle and settlement around the castle.I came across...
TOUR THE CASTLE - BEAR PIT
After passing through the 1st courtyard, it was time to cross the Moat where the Bear pit is.On the Coat-of-arms, two Bears are shown as shield-bearers. The Rosenberg family legend states they were related to the noble Italian family of Orsini. "Orsa" means she-bear in...
Ruze Cesky Krumlov Hotel
4 Reviews and 80 Opinions As above (Just wanted to share a few of my photos) Medievil antiquities such as swords and other...
1 Review and 35 Opinions this small boutique type hotel is located in the town center and is a short walk to all of the sites...
Peking: Chinese restaurant in Cesky Krumlov?
I've noticed many Chinese and Japanese tourists at the time of my visit and I consequently craved for Asian food. Luckily, near my accommodation, I saw Peking restaurant. The Peking Restaurant was just at the stairs of Plesivec and just a stone away from the pension where I...
Hospoda na louži - tavern, pub: Restaurant Hospoda na louži
Beer is not my number one drink, it is wine. But you can't go to Czech and not drink beer. I believe we have drink Eggenber beer. I must say, it was very very tasty, and surprisingly reasonable price. It is tap beer.You can eat there to. They offer a local Czech cuisine....
Bus or train drives you there
Cesky Krumlov is some 45mins by bus (direct) from Ceske Budejovice, so if you plan to travel to Cesky Krumlov from Brno, it is good to travel by bus (takes almost 4 hours, directl to Ceske Budejovice from Brno) or train (takes 4 hours and 30 mins., approximately, direct...
How to get from Austria to Cesky Krumlov
ShuttleCeskyKrumlov.com, Ckshuttle.cz and shuttlebus.cz operate comfortable daily bus service between Cesky Krumlov and the following cities: - Salzburg (3 hours, 950 CZK)- Vienna (3 hours, 950 CZK), - Linz (1.5 hours, 370 CZK)- Melk (2.5 hours, 800 CZK)- Hallstatt (2.5...
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