Cesky Krumlov Castle

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Cesky Krumlov Castle
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Our company provides shuttle bus transportation service between Cesky Krumlov or Ceske Budejovice, Vienna, Salzburg, Hallstatt, Linz, Prague and other destinations.
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,587 contributions
Nov 2021
I'd give Cesky Castle five stars if not for the fact that "they" keep two brown bears onsite (at the entrance/exit) because I don't see any purpose for the bears being there. (Yes, from days of yore, two bears were shield-bearers in the coat of arms of the ruling Rosenburg family, but it's 2021, not the 1600s, so it's pretty archaic).

As for the castle, you can walk a lot of it for free, and for a small fee (I forget now what it is) you can tour the museum and go up in the tower. The tower doesn't necessarily give you incredible views that you can't almost see from other vantage points, but the museum is well done and worth a walk through if you're interested in the history of the place.
Written November 29, 2021
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msdAmerinParis
Paris, France132 contributions
Aug 2020
Both the town and in particular this castle are not to be missed if visiting the Céech Republic.
Built on a hill (not at all handicapped friendly!) the houses seem to not have changed in a century, and the castle is stupendous with its panaramic views and furnished rooms.
Unfortunately the ticket-selling people are as unhelpful as possible if you don't speak Czeck. And all visits are necessarily accompanied by a guide. Tickets are timed, and there are few visits in English, a few more in German and of course in plenty in Czech. If you are short in time and accept to follow a visit in a language you don't speak, they have texts they can hand out should you inform your guide of your difficulty.

Normally you cannot take photos, but some guides are more lenient than others.
Make sure you get tickets for the 3 most important visits: Tour1, Tour 2 & the theatre,
each of which lasts about an hour. Tour 1 includes the earliest state rooms; Tour 2 is 19th century; and the Theatre is the only still working Baroque theatre in the world - a true gem.
For the anecdote, I hadn't realized there were two tours. After following Tour 1 & the theatre, it was mid afternoon & I went to get a ticket for Tour 2 which I had specifically stated in English & in Szeck ("dve"). As I went to the door for the tour, I realized the ticket person had given me a ticket for Tour 1. When I went back to correct the error, she told me there were no more tickets in English for Tour 2 & only in Czech; that's the reason she gave me tour 1 again. I told here I'd already done the tour, and she agitatedly changed my ticket.
Also, don't miss the bears - rather than filling the protective moat with water, this castle has a moat filled with bears. And when a bear dies, the hides are made into rugs, which you will see in the various rooms.
Written August 28, 2020
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Jen B
London, UK166 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Wow, what an amazing place. We managed to get an English tour as you can't go inside alone. We did Tour 1 which lasted about 50 minutes. No photos allowed inside as it is full of priceless art, ornaments etc and the guide locks and unlocks the doors as he shows the group round. We were allowed to take photos of the town and view from an open window. We finished the tour in a masquerade ballroom with paintings of people covering the walls and they still have occasional concerts there.
Written September 14, 2020
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Judy W
9 contributions
Aug 2021
I have traveled a lot in 40 years and seen many castles. Cesky Krumlov Castle is fairly good. But the theater there is an absolute gem that is not to be missed. One of only two preserved theaters of its era left in Europe. The new remodel was done 1766-68. Original props and costumes are still there and all the wooden effect- creating machinery. The tour is from both the audience and under the stage areas. Fascinating.
Written September 4, 2021
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David D
730 contributions
Jun 2021
The castle is a huge sprawling complex, with construction styles spanning centuries. It was one of the most important regional power centres in southern Bohemia and beyond. The castle was owned by three different noble families over the centuries, each of whom left their distinctive mark. The Baroque gardens are impressive, but the theatre is one of the best preserved theatres of its type in the world. The great bridge connecting the castle and the theatre looks almost like a Roman aqueduct and gives a very distinctive look. The tower at the western edge of the castle gives wonderful views of the town. All in the all, the castle is beautiful and fascinating both inside and out.
Written June 15, 2021
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13aakashc
11 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Small castle town near the Austrian border. The entire city is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site and a quick walking tour would be sufficient to cover all the prominent places. It is full of Bohemian history and plenty of cool resto-bars spread throughout the city.
Written January 9, 2020
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Alex
Hong Kong, China458 contributions
Dec 2019
A Typical Medieval Town
1. Don't go to the town too late, the things close very early, probably at 6 o'clock and most businesses close.
2. The town is kind of commercialized, with many famous brands such as Swarovski are established in this little town.
3. The town is really cozy though, you can feel the harmony inside the town.
4. The State Castle is brilliant, you can look below from the top of the castle and enjoy the magnificent scenery .
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Written February 10, 2020
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Carrons
Gilbert, AZ159 contributions
Dec 2019
We took the day trip from Linz to Cesky Krumlov and were so glad we did. It is about an hour and 15 minute drive through the beautiful Austrian/Czech countryside. Then you end up at this perfectly preserved medieval village in the Czech hills. Every building in this village was built before the end of the 17th century, including the massive castle. This is very rare to find something that has not been damaged by war or fire for so many centuries. The residents clearly take great care of their homes and structures to keep them in their original form. There are many quaint restaurants and shops aligning the river that acts like a natural moat. The local cuisine was delicious and the people were pleasant (we went during the Christmas Market which gave us an opportunity to talk with many locals). What a terrific day visiting here!
Written January 6, 2020
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Guilherme Arashiro
Amsterdam, The Netherlands3 contributions
Jul 2021
The castle is really impressive and worth visiting simply for its stunning views and scenery. However, the tours are also totally worth checking out!

The first tour we did was for the baroque theatre. The tour is really well-structured, and our tour guide was able to show her knowledge and explain everything really well.

The second one we did was the 'basic 1' tour of the castle. The tour on itself is already worth paying for, as you explore amazing parts of the castle filled with history and great views, especially the masquerade hall. However, what made it incredible and memorable for us was our incredible tour guide, Jan. He explained every bit of history from Cesky Krumlov with great enthusiasm, showcasing his great knowledge about the history of the castle and surrounding areas. Jan is a funny and interactive guide, making the experience more of an immersive talk rather than a simple monologue. If you ever take an English tour of the castle, be sure to ask for Jan as your guide!
Written August 1, 2021
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Robert G
Wangen im Allgäu, Germany57 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
It is a wonderful old town with historic houses, small cafe‘s and a huge castle with an amazing view over the city.
The sad thing of this place is, that they keep bears at the castle with such bad conditions. The bears live in a castle moat which is very small. It seems that they can‘t really hide themselves.
This is a very sad keeping of animals just for the tourists. This should stop immediately!
Written July 9, 2020
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