Best things to do in Český Krumlov
Find out more about those top places in Český Krumlov
Nestled in two meanders in the Vltava River, Český Krumlov distills the medieval charms of the Czech Republic into miniature form. Founded in the 13th century, the town is dominated by one of Central Europe’s most spectacular castles, which contains a treasure trove of medieval art, architecture and artifacts. Beyond the castle itself, wandering the picturesque streets of Český Krumlov is like stepping back in time. Lined with Renaissance town houses and baroque churches and interspersed by atmospheric squares, the town’s cobbled lanes are an enchanting experience. However, Český Krumlov is not all about the Middle Ages. In the 19th century it was home to the world-renowned artist Egon Schiele and since the 1989 Velvet Revolution the town has gained a host of riverside restaurants and lively bars.
In terms of size, the Krumlov Castle is next in line right after the Prague Castle with both located in Bohemia. A tour of the Krumlov Castle gives you a suitable eye-opening experience into exactly what royal castles look like. This site is visited by tourists from all over the world every year.
According to historical facts, the Marionette Museum once served as the site of the former St. Jošt Church, Latrán No. 6 but is now home to a large display of both ancient and contemporary marionettes. The Marionette Museum also houses full puppet theaters complete with curtains and decoration. Any exhibit termed extraordinary would have to be a complete Baroque theater with props, decoration and functional Baroque machinery.
The Egon Schiele Art Centrum is named after Austrian painter Egon Schiele. It can be found in Cesky Krumlov and a tour of this place exposes you to the exclusive pieces that the museum and the gallery houses.
The Roman Catholic Church of St. Vitus which is located in Cesky Krumlov is one of the architectural landmarks in the town and in terms of ranking, comes just after the castle. Before the Church of St. Vitus was built on the site where it stands today, there used to be an older building there. A tour of the church guarantees that you learn various facts such as the fact that it was built by the parson of Krumlov in the person of Hostislav of Bilsko around 1400.