Cesky Krumlov

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Overview

Cesky Krumlov is wrapped in a time warp. The elegant Central Square and hilltop castle complex date back to the Medieval era, while the beautifully restored architecture harks back to the Renaissance, Baroque, and Gothic eras.  The Vltava River flows through the town and nothing is more enjoyable than a tranquil boat ride along the riverbanks in the summer. A stroll down the winding alleys and narrow cobble-stoned streets will lead to ancient Burgher houses replete with coats of arms, charming sidewalk cafes and local pubs which serve the famous locally brewed beer.
 
Cesky Krumlov’s name originates in the German phrase "krumme ouwe" (crooked meadow), which became Krumlov. In the period after the Velvet Revolution, Cesky Krumlov became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 and today it is a picture postcard town with a vibrant cultural scene. The castle complex, originally dating back to the 13th century, and historic center has several excellent museums and galleries, which tell its vivid history, while the exquisite Baroque theatre hosts several performances of repute. Take a step back in time to discover this pearl of ancient Bohemia with Exeter International.

For custom luxury travel and tours to Cesky Krumlov and Czech Republic, please contact one of our travel experts.

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Best time To Go

The Czech Republic and the town of Cesky Krumlov has a continental climate with July and August, being the warmest months of the year. Even with this historical town being small, there is much to see with the many museums and historical sights open to visit.

April through early May is a perfect time to visit with the start of spring with flower blossoms in the lovely gardens that you will find throughout the town and you will evade the many tourist and tour buses that pass through this time in the peak season connecting Prague and Vienna. Also, expect the temperature to range in the 50s -60s Fahrenheit.

Late May to August is the peak season for hotels and tour buses passing though this historical town. This town does get very crowded during peak lunch hours with tourists and can lose its charm with overcrowding

From late September through October, this is a good time to visit as well because the temperature is cooling off once again and the tour groups that you would normally find in the high season will have gone home.

Note: all the castles close from November to the end of March with it being the end of the touristic season.

Insider's Guide

Where to Travel in Czech Republic

Our handpicked guides lead you on tours along the inside track of Cesky Krumlov. They will take you on a step beyond the ordinary, creating the ultimate luxury Bohemian vacation. Enjoy a private tour of the Rožmberk Castle that overlooks the town dating from the 13th century and check out the large Baroque theater that can be found in the complex originating from the 17th century. Also, make a stop at the Egon Schiele art center, where you will find a large collection of this native artist work.

How to travel to Czech Republic

Customized Travel

Our team of travel experts can customize a unique program for you for travel to Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic based on your exact preferences and interests.   The Czech Republic can be a country specific destination and it can be combined with other Central European nations, especially along the Danube river. It is also an easy destination to add if you are travelling via car between Prague and Vienna and want to stay overnight.

Shore Excursion

If you are on a Danube River cruise, and in the port of Prague, we can arrange a private shore excursion to Cesky Krumlov with your own Exeter hand-picked private guide. Our private shore excursion ensure that you will receive, not only the best experience possible, but a personalized excursion throughout your stay at port while in Prague and the Czech Republic.

Unmissable

Take a walk through the fairytale like cobble streets of Cesky Krumlov on your way to the 13th century castle that overlooks the medieval town. Stop at the local breweries along the way and stores. Take a tour of the castle and stop at the Baroque theater that was constructed in the 17th century. Do not forget to walk the castle garden and get a spectacular view of the town with the Vltava river wrapping around it.

Inside Track

Read Gwen Kozlowski’s Insider Guide to the Czech Republic and Cesky Krumlov, and get in touch with us to help you plan your trip.  

Ultimate Souvenir

Want to get the ultimate souvenir to remember your time in Cesky Krumlov and in the Czech Republic? Picking up a Marionette would be just that item for you. Culturally, fairy tales are extremely popular, which led to the rise of these puppets and puppeteers. You can find museums for these Czech creations in Prague and in Cesky Krumlov and purchase one to remember your Czech experience. These puppets are made from local Linden wood. 

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