Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

Český Krumlov is a medieval town in South Bohemia. Before World War II it was called Krumau. There we find the castle (From Hrad) which dominates the city; it is connected to the rest of the old town by a sloping street and a bridge. Inside, successive courses take us to a Baroque theater and gardens with a rococo fountain. The city and the castle were founded in the late twelfth century. One of the most important shrines of the city is the Basilica of St Vitus (1309) in Flamboyant Gothic style. You can also discover the Torture Museum in the historic center.

Tips

Do not miss the visit to the Room of Masks inside the castle, it is decorated with paintings in trompe-l’œil style on the theme of the Comedy of Art. Enjoy for a free ride with the audio guide device that show you all the important monuments of the city. If you like museums you can buy Český Krumlov card that will give you entry to 4 major museums with a 50% discount. It is valid for 6 months and can be transferred to another person. If you think staying there at least 3 days, ask the Český Krumlov Card free in your hotel.

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