Dear guests,

my name is Oto Šrámek, I am a professional tour guide and civil engineer working at the reconstructions of historical buildings in Cesky Krumlov for more than 30 years. I speak fluent English and Japanese. I was honoured by receiving the badge "Cesky Krumlov Offical Tourist Guide" which represents top qualification and professional experience. As a tour guide since 1992, I have had the honour to show our town's unusual beauty to the Swedish king and both the Irish and Latvian presidents, various official and state visitors, and professional architects from around the world. Dozens of foreign visitors to Český Krumlov listen to my text every day in the earphones of the automated Audioguide tours. If you would like to let yourself be carried away for a while by the beauty of Medieval architecture and hear some of Krumlov's oldest tales, let me invite you for a walk with me through the town   


A special selected thematic cross-section of the history, architecture and legends of the Old Town and the Latrán Castle.


The "BEST" of history, medieval architecture, stories and outbreaking discoveries in the Old Town, complemented by beautiful views of the castle buildings


Specializing in the unique medieval architecture and building styles of the Old Town and the castle grounds. Performed by an authorized civil engineer, author of Krumlov Audioguide texts.

Oto Šrámek - Official guide and Otosan ltd. owner
Oto Šrámek - Official guide and Otosan ltd. owner


We are local tour guide agency with a tradition dating back to 1992. For more than twenty five years since we began we have provided high quality guiding services to more than 17 000 foreign groups. We provide guide services in Japanese, English, Spanish, Italian and Czech for long-term cooperation through the Cesky Krumlov Official guides and standard licenced city guides. We operate standard and special tours. 

  • Groups are operated by our OTOSAN ltd. GUIDE AGENCY
  • We provide standard guided tours in the historic town of Cesky Krumlov and castle courtyards. 

  • Castle interior tours are provided by castle English speaking guides.

  • We can arrange the castle entrance tickets and provide castle tours in English, Japanese and Mandarin language by Otosan ltd. guides.  Price is by agreement.   

  • Our guides are highly qualified and experienced proffesional licenced guides, not students at summer brigade.

  • We can accept the payments in EUR and send our invoices for Guide Services abroad

  • We can offer special price to Tour Operators

Agency owner: ing. Oto Šrámek

I had the honour to guide Swedish king, both the Irish and Latvian Presidents and write the guide texts for Audioguide Cesky Krumlov


If you want to carry out guide activities in the field of tourism on the territory of the Czech Republic, you must apply to the Ministry of Regional Development for a Czech National Tour Guide Card. The business office of the Cesky Krumlov city hall conducts regular inspections of guide services.



OTOSAN ltd. is the only local guide agency that offers exclusive services

5 local Japanese-speaking guides

20 English guides
20 English guides
3 Mandarin guides
3 Mandarin guides
2 Italian guides
2 Italian guides
4 Spanish guides
4 Spanish guides


Chikyu-No-Arukikata 2016 -2019: The best-selling Japanese travel guide Chikyu-No-Arukikata repeatedly describes the city of Český Krumlov as "the most beautiful city in the world".

National Geographic Traveler 2008: The survey of the most authentic historical destinations, conducted annually by the National Geographic Traveler magazine, reports only one Czech city. And it's not Prague. Český Krumlov took 16th place and defeated famous destinations such as Sydney or Verona  


Guide services are provided through the top qualified Cesky Krumlov Official Tourist Guides and standard licenced city guides. The town of Cesky Krumlov guarantees the qualification, knowledge and experience by the badge of quality: "OFFICIAL TOURIST GUIDE"

All Cesky Krumlov Official Tourist Guides need to meet the following conditions:

  • must have a minimum of 3 years experience in tour guiding
  • must be registered as a holder of the tourist guide license

  • must focus on personal improvement and participate in the seminars organized for Cesky Krumlov Official Tourist Guides on annual basis

  • must be a holder of the Cesky Krumlov Official Tourist Guide badge


Any guides/tour leaders who provide guiding services anywhere in the Czech Republic without a valid EU guide licence are working illegaly and can be subject to fines up to 20,000 euros.

검증된 관광안내 면허증 취득자를 고집합니다!

체코에서 EU관광안내 면허증이 없는 불법가이드들을 소개하는 여행사/여행기관은 20,000유로의 벌금형을 받을 수 있습니다.


提供导游服务的导游/领队,在捷克境内任何地方如果没有 有效的欧盟导游许可证,都被视为非法工作,可被处以高达2万欧元的罚款。


Route I.

Historic castle interiors from Baroque and Rennaissance period. Route covers Gothic chapel of St. Georg, original Golden carriage from the 17th centuryand and famous rococo Maskarade Hall.

Route II.

Historic living rooms from the 19th century. Route covers picture gallery, collection of original Brussels tapestories and part of unique one kilometer long "Coat bridge" coridor since the 17tcentury.


Dear business partners,

Thank you for the enthusiasm and good custom of your visits to The State Castle and Chateau of Cesky Krumlov over the last few years. We appreciate your interest and we believe that our cooperation has been successful and mutually beneficial. It is, however, necessary to respect a few rules which are needed to ensure the smooth running of the castle and the full satisfaction of both our and your clients and to maintain standards and to improve them in the future:

1) The tour group must not be crowded but the capacity can not be used by only a few people - it is not economical and effective.The capacity of the tour group is 45 people. This number meets the optimal size of a group for which we are able to guarantee the high-quality of the commentary and satisfaction of the visitors. But if there is a group of 20 people with a reservation, The State Castle and Chateau of Cesky Krumlov can add more visitors including Japanese people or groups to this tour group according to the required language. This can be done without the booked group´s agreement and has to be accepted by the visitors and their tour leaders. The tour group stays together during the tour. It is not possible to split it as economic criteria and the effectivity of the tour rule out using the potential capacity for a few people only. The combined groups proceed together through the interior of the castle during the tour. It is not possible to divide them according to the individual parties from the specific travel agencies. The explanation is given to the combined group which is guided by a single castle guide provided by the State Castle and Chateau of Český Krumlov. The guide provides the commentary for all the visitors in the group together.

2) It is essential that groups with reservations respect the booked time. Should the group be delayed it is necessary to inform the cash-desk in time and if possible the next suitable time can be reserved or the delayed group can be combined with another group. The State Castle and Chateu of Ceský Krumlov has a huge volume of visitors and in most cases it is not possible to admit a delayed group into the building at any other time than the time booked for the tour.

Thank you for respecting these rules and we look forward to further cooperation with you in the future.

Yours sincerely

PhDr. Pavel Slavko, Director of The Castle of Cesky Krumlov

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