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Czech Republic Attractions


Sightseeing in town: Just strolling through the maze of small cobblestone lanes of Český Krumlov is a joy. Before beginning any formal sightseeing, wander at random through the town to get a feeling of its many treasures. Be sure to stop at the picturesque Svornosti Square, where yo... more

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Cesky Krumlov Castle

If you see nothing else in Český Krumlov, you must visit the amazing castle (the second largest in the Czech Republic-CLOSED ON MONDAYS). There is no way you can miss it since the castle, which consists of a long row of attached buildings, stretches across a lofty ridge overlooking the to... more

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Cesky Krumlov Castle Baroque Theater Tour

The castle theater is exceptional, because not only is the building intact (1682) but also the seats, intricate stage equipment, scenery and costumes dating from the 18th century. In 2010 a good portion of the tour was spent sitting in the auditorium watching a video. Tour took place in two are... more

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Cesky Krumlov Castle Bear Moat

Going from the castle’s first courtyard to its second a stone bridge crosses the deep moat where bears have been housed since 1707. Your best chance of seeing one of the shy occupants in first thing in the morning when the bears are fed. ... more

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Cesky Krumlov Castle Gardens

Looking for a quiet spot on a bustling summer afternoon in Cesky Krumlov? Try a walk in the castle gardens. Stroll from the formal flower garden past the ornate cascading fountain, linger in the woodland to admire the rococo summer house and the pagoda before going on to the castle pond at the ... more

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Found in the first courtyard by the carriage sheds the original stone statues from the castle are displayed in the vaulted castle cellars. ... more

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Built in the rococo style between 1755 and 1757 the Summer House is a terrific backdrop of outdoor theatre during June, July and August. Ballet, opera, and theatrical performances including Shakespeare are the order of the day. ... more

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Cesky Krumlov Castle Tour 1

This tour is a very good overview of the castle, visiting the chapel, the Renaissance Chambers, the incredible Golden Carriage (which was only used once), and the Masquerade Hall. (Tour originates in the third courtyard, duration 55 minutes.) ... more

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Cesky Krumlov Castle Tour 2

This tour includes a visit to the Schwarzenbergs’ 19th-century Chambers. (Tour originates in the third courtyard, duration 55 minutes. ... more

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Cesky Krumlov Castle Tower view

Well worth the price of admission. Climb 162 steps almost to the top of circular Castle Tower and enjoy spectacular views of the town and the castle stretching into the distance. The tower is the official symbol of the city.... more

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The Karlův Most, or Charles Bridge, is understandably one of the most famous bridges in the world. Commissioned in the 14th century by King Charles IV, it replaced the previous Judith Bridge, which was destroyed in a flood. On the west side are two towers. The Judith Tower is the only arc... more

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Eggenberg Brewery, Cesky Krumlov

For beer enthusiasts, a tour of the Eggenberg Brewery, which produces dark lagers plus a yeasty, unfiltered beer, is well worthwhile. The cost varies depending on whether you just want to tour the brewery or combine your visit with tasting, or tasting and eating in the adjacent brewery restaura... more

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Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Cesky Krumlov

This former brewery is now a museum named after Egon Schiele the Austrian painter (1890-1918) and features a collection of his paintings as well as rotating exhibits and some splendid modern sculptures.... more

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Marionette Museum, Cesky Krumlov

Housed in the former church of St. Jošt, the Marionette Museum features an exhibit of antique marionettes and a replica of the Baroque Theater in the Český Krumlov Castle.... more

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Museum of Torture, Cesky Krumlov

Located on the square near the tourist office, the Museum of Torture is a must of you are traveling with little boys—they will relish the gruesome displays of medieval instruments of torture including thumbscrews and bone-breaking wheels. It is all a bit contrived, but certainly interesting. ... more

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Regional Museum, Cesky Krumlov

Housed in the former Jesuit Grammar School, the first Baroque building in the city, the Regional museum traces Cesky Krumlov’s past from 1309 to the present day.  There are some beautiful traditional costumes, lovely painted country furniture, the original equipment from the Jesuit apothecar... more

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Rožmberk Castle in Rozmberk Nad Vltavou (25 km south of Český Krumlov): Built on a rocky promontory above the Vltava River, Rožmberk Castle is one of the oldest castles in Bohemia, dating back to the 13th century. Throughout the centuries, it has been renovated and expanded many t... more

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Be sure to stop at the picturesque Svornosti Square, where you will find the tourist office. Here you can get a map and will find all the information on special events taking place, location of museums, and tours. You can book tours here and buy tickets for any concerts or special events. There... more

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Vyšší Brod Monastery (33 km south of Český Krumlov): Located on the outskirts of Vyšší Brod above the Vltava River, the Vyšší Brod Monastery dates back to 1259. The fortified complex contains the Church of the Assumption... more

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Wax Museum, Cesky Krumlov

Located in one of Český Krumlov’s picturesque old houses, the wax museum depicts skillfully crafted wax figures. Take a peek at scenes depicting times gone by, view the castles rulers and other personalities such as Michael Jackson... more

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Zlatá Koruna Monastery (8 km northeast of Český Krumlov): Conveniently close to Český Krumlov, Zlatá Koruna Monastery was built by King Přemysl Otakear in 1263 in gratitude to God for victory in a battle against the Hungarians. It remains today as on... more

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