Cesky Krumlov Castle
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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  • Jana F
    97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place worth visiting
    Nice, humble castle that was owned by the Schwarzenberg family before it was confiscated by the state in 1947. There are a lot of paintings of the owners. The intetiors are quite modest compared to Hluboká, although they also have their charm, and there are interesting stories related to the place. We really loved the semi-private tour (group of 4) with a passionate guide who knew a lot about the history of the place. We had to visit Hluboká as well to compare both castles. Unfortunately, it is forbidden to take pictures in both places.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 July 2023
  • WanderingOttersons
    Denver, Colorado1,470 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge castle with great views
    One of the most prominent things you see as you arrive into town is this huge castle on the hill. you can't miss it. And once you pass into the old town area, it is even more so. You can get into the main grounds without cost but to get into the museum and the tower requires admission. Due to time constraints on our day, we did not go into the museum but the views from the top of the tower were well worth the cost and time. There are great views from other areas of the castle as well.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 August 2023
  • FLnurseER
    Boca Raton, Florida5,621 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free to walk around the grounds
    Very nice castle where you can walk around for free or take one of the guided tours. Route 1 will show you the more fancy rooms, as well as the gilded coach and the Masquerade Hall. It lasts about an hour, some are available in English, costs about $10. Tour Route 3 will show you the oldest baroque theater in the world. The hour long presentation consists of visiting inside of the theater, seeing the stage up close, visiting the level underneath the stage with all the wood and rope machinery that was used to change the stage and move the props, and watching a video presentation. It’s more or less a technical tour. There are no costumes to be seen. Because of its uniqueness, it is definitely worth the $ 12 ($10 seniors) ticket. Toilets are in one of the castle courtyards, clean, cost 20Kč. The bears in the moat have historical ties to the last Rosenberg rulers who used to demonstrate their relationship to a noble Italian family of Orsini (which means a bear).
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 September 2023
  • Evelina62
    Long Beach, California343 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Fairy Tale Town
    I visited Cesky Krumlov and the Castle with a local tour guide. This is a truly magical spot on a hill with spectacular views. Expect to spend a few hours here, because there are specific times when you can enter the theater and the various buildings for in depth visitation. Wear comfortable walking shoes. It is all cobble stones and a lot of climbing and descending.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 November 2023
  • Cretan_native
    Heraklion, Greece60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit.
    Wonderful location. Beautiful small old Town. Deserves the distance. Unfortunately train arrives not in cesky KRUMLOV but bus takes you from a different railway station 20km away, due to road/rail works at the time we visited.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 November 2023
  • Maureen H
    Troy, New York25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the climb
    We walked through the outside of the castle on a free walking tour, which was fabulous. The views over town are spectacular. We returned the next day with tickets for an English tour of the baroque theater - WOW. This was an incredible and unique site… definitely recommend visiting if you can (get tickets in advance).
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 May 2024
  • AK8397
    Ontario, Canada1,012 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bears in the Moat???
    We had a walking tour through the castle grounds and into the courtyards. There are terrific views and very interesting architecture. It was fascinating to learn a little bit about the history of the castle and area. But when we crossed the bridge over the moat, there was no water. Instead, there were black bears! That could be an effective deterrent to invaders, I suppose, in the past. But now? It was a little bit confusing, and sad.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 June 2024
  • Glenn H
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cesky Kumlov Adventure
    Filip our tour guide knew everything about this place. He safely drove us to and from Prague including through a very nasty hail storm. His knowledge of the history of this town was astounding and presented in a semi humorous form. He took extremely good care of us all, including a fellow tourist who was back 1.5 hours late to the agreed meeting point to go home.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 June 2024
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,731 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 29 November 2021
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Alex
Hong Kong, China447 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 10 February 2020
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WanderingOttersons
Denver, CO1,470 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
One of the most prominent things you see as you arrive into town is this huge castle on the hill. you can't miss it. And once you pass into the old town area, it is even more so. You can get into the main grounds without cost but to get into the museum and the tower requires admission. Due to time constraints on our day, we did not go into the museum but the views from the top of the tower were well worth the cost and time. There are great views from other areas of the castle as well.
Written 29 August 2023
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FLnurseER
Boca Raton, FL5,621 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Very nice castle where you can walk around for free or take one of the guided tours. Route 1 will show you the more fancy rooms, as well as the gilded coach and the Masquerade Hall. It lasts about an hour, some are available in English, costs about $10. Tour Route 3 will show you the oldest baroque theater in the world. The hour long presentation consists of visiting inside of the theater, seeing the stage up close, visiting the level underneath the stage with all the wood and rope machinery that was used to change the stage and move the props, and watching a video presentation. It’s more or less a technical tour. There are no costumes to be seen. Because of its uniqueness, it is definitely worth the $ 12 ($10 seniors) ticket. Toilets are in one of the castle courtyards, clean, cost 20Kč. The bears in the moat have historical ties to the last Rosenberg rulers who used to demonstrate their relationship to a noble Italian family of Orsini (which means a bear).
Written 7 September 2023
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Carrons
Gilbert, AZ161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 6 January 2020
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Judy W
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 4 September 2021
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Off their P
Manchester, UK3,997 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Couples
This wonderful castle dominates the town and is breathtaking. You can’t help but be blown away by the architecture and how well it has been kept and maintained.

Is one of the largest castle complexes in Europe and surely the most beautiful. So much history around it and I don’t think I’ve ever taken as many photos of a single building.

Good idea is to get a walking tour or audio guide to appreciate the full history. The tourist information office can help with this and this is in the main square.
Written 1 June 2022
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David D
1,212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 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 15 June 2021
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Glenn H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
Filip our tour guide knew everything about this place.
He safely drove us to and from Prague including through a very nasty hail storm.
His knowledge of the history of this town was astounding and presented in a semi humorous form.
He took extremely good care of us all, including a fellow tourist who was back 1.5 hours late to the agreed meeting point to go home.
Written 26 June 2024
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Cretan_native
Heraklion, Greece60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Wonderful location. Beautiful small old Town. Deserves the distance. Unfortunately train arrives not in cesky KRUMLOV but bus takes you from a different railway station 20km away, due to road/rail works at the time we visited.
Written 27 November 2023
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