guided tours are provided by top qualified Official tourist guides and licenced city guides
If you would like to let yourself be caried away for a while by the beauty of Medieval architecture, let us invite you for a walk through the one of the most beautiful towns in the world
- Japanese the Best selling travel guide book Chikyou-No-Arukikata 2016 : "Český Krumlov is the most beautiful town in the world"
National Geographic Traveler 2008: The survey of most authentic historic destinations conducted annually by the National Geographic Traveler magazine lists only one Czech town. And it is not Prague. Český Krumlov took 16th spot, beating famous destinations such as Sydney or Verona
The two most valuable Czech historic monuments on the UNESCO World Heritage List are the cities of Prague and Český Krumlov. Both cities are each year are admired by millions of visitors from all around the world. Prague and Český Krumlov, historic cities are connected by an inexhaustible amount of carefully reconstructed Medieval monuments, a growing interest among tourists, and the River Vltava (Moldau), which once inspired the master of Czech classical music, Bedřich Smetana. Anyone who visits historic Prague should certainly not miss the opportunity to also visit historic Český Krumlov. Just as Prague was always the seat of the Czech kings, Český Krumlov was the seat of the most powerful of Czech aristocracy. Among the points of interest in Český Krumlov are the castle complex (second only to Prague in size among Bohemian castles) and the unique castle Baroque Theatre (the oldest of its kind in the world). Still retaining its original layout from the 14th century, the town is called a living textbook of Medieval architecture.
Český Krumlov castle interiors
Tour is provided only as a part of town tour
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.
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.
PhDr. Pavel Slavko, Director of The Castle of Cesky Krumlov
Český Krumlov castle baroque theatre
Tour is provided only together with town tour
The oldest and the most unique preserved castle baroque theatre in the world. Completely preserved original mobile stage machinery from the 18. century. Original baroque costumes, acoustic tools, props and decorations.
Holašovice - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Holašovice is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional Central European village. A number of high-quality village buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries in a style known as "South Bohemian Folk Baroque" have been preserved on a ground plan that dates from the middle ages.
The castle in Hluboká is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful castles in our country. The castle got its current romantic form influenced by English Windsor gothic in 19th century. The pastoral picture is completed by a large English style park.
Elegant townhouses gathered around one of the largest squares in Europe, an idyllic salt store and a brewery cooking up the original Budvar beer - this is České Budějovice, the capital of South Bohemia. This city has preserved its historical character over the centuries.