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Welcome to Český Krumlov
Welcome to Český Krumlov, the pearl of South Bohemia, which will charm you with its history, medieval alleys, mystical places and stories, romantic nooks and picturesque gables of the bourgeois houses. You will find many cosy cafés and even medieval taverns in the town! This town has a unique magical atmosphere and since 1992 has been enlisted among the UNESCO heritage.
Sightseeings and monuments
Český Krumlov State Castle
Český Krumlov State Castle with its architectural standard, cultural tradition, and expanse ranks among the most important historic sighs in the Central European Region. The riginally Gothic castle from the 13th century was enlarged in the 14th century and it was rebuilt into the Renaissance style in the 16th century. In the 17th and the 18th century, the castle was modified into the Baroque and the Rococo style.
Castle Theatre in Český Krumlov
The baroque theatre in the chateau in Český Krumlov represents an enhanced baroque scene. It is one of the most preserved baroque theatres in the world, which includes the original building, orchestra pit, stage, stage machinery, stage sets, librettos, costumes etc. The baroque theatre has become an extraordinary, fully preserved sight of its kind.
A unique complex of three lately renovated medieval monasteries, which is not only historically connected with the Castle, attracts the general public, especially families, youth and children to learn about monastic life. Interesting exhibitions devoted to craft, alchemy, interactive exhibitions and replicas of rare exhibits such as the statue of the Madonna of Krumlov can be seen here.
St. Vitus Church
Architectural gem, the neo-Gothic octagonal tower has become the second dominant of Český Krumlov. The church occasionally turns into a venue for concerts of classical music. St. Vitus Church has a three-nave Gothic structure dating from the period between 1407 -and1439. It was, however, built on the foundations of an older building dating from 1309. In the 17th and the 18th centurys the church was extended and modified. Its Gothic portal dates from 1410.
Egon Schiele Garden Studio
The little house on a terraced hillside was built during the Neoclassical building boom around 1800. In 1911 the painter Egon Schiele (1890-1918) lived and worked here. Willi Lidl, a pupil at the local grammar school, found the house for Schiele, negotiated the lease and requested the undertaking of a series of repairs and modifications. Thanks to the helpfulness of the owner at the time – a dry goods merchant called Max Tschunko – Schiele was able to live here for free with his redheaded girlfriend, the model Wally Neuzil.
Do you like to travel in time? The new Castle Museum will bring you to the times of the Lords of Krumlov, Rosenbergs and other noble families that reside in Český Krumlov and transformed its appearance over the centuries. You can see a number of precious artefacts from the Castle depositories as well as films from the beginning of the 20th century in the cinema.
Moldavites are the world rarity and beautiful precious stones bound exclusively to Southern Bohemia. Let‘s discover the story of the highly valued stone of transformation, born in the impact of an asteroid 15 million years ago. Enjoy the stunning exhibition created as an interactive game that will take you through the entire story - from the collisions of planets and asteroids through a large extinction of animals to the creation of moldavites, their properties and use in jewellery.
Below the town square at Kájovská ulice no.68 in a newly reconstructed Renaissance house, a new wax museum has been opened in May of 2001. In the area of 600 m² you can meet the Emperor Joseph II., his mother Maria Theresia, Lords of Rosenberg, John Paul II., Václav Havel and Mick Jagger and other personalities of Czech history and contemporary times.
Museum Photographic Studio Seidel
A unique place where in the 19th century, the tradition of photography began, a place where time has stopped. Experts and lay people can familiarize themselves with the unique photographic work of Josef Seidel and his son Francis, numbering nearly 140,000 glass plates and celluloid negatives.
Restaurants, bars and clubs in Český Krumlov
Restaurant Le Jardin is one of the TOP restaurants not only in Český Krumlov but also in the whole of South Bohemia. It has been awarded Tripadvisor's uniqueness for its exceptional quality and experience gastronomy. You can find it at the Bellevue Hotel.
Apotheka Cafe Bar
Apotheka bar is situated in the historical centre of Český Krumlov. The building had originally served as the old town hall. Then there was the castle pharmacy, where Mgr. Kelly used to prepare his elixirs, so the bar got its name from this period. The bar offers a pleasant intimate atmosphere with a professional service that is able to mix your drink according to your mood and star constellations.
Musik & Cocktail Bar
Musik & Cocktail Bar is part of the hotel buildings Golden Angel. It offers a wide selection of spirits, especially malt whiskey and premium rums. The highlights of the Music & Cocktail Bar are top-notch cocktails, which are prepared exclusively from premium products and fresh fruit juices.
City Lounge Music Club & Bar
City Lounge is a new concept of a bar and dance club in the heart of Český Krumlov. The club is located close to the town fortifications from the 13th century near Egon Schiele Centre. The main entrance is dominated by preserved fortification tower. The club was opened in June 2012 and is popular mainly because of its location, professional service, attractive program, a wide range of DJs and drinks.