Cesky Krumlov Castle

Cesky Krumlov Castle is the 2nd largest castle in the Czech Republic and it's one of the most important tourist attractions in town.
It was originally a 13th Century Gothic castle but it was rebuilt during the times of the renaissance, restored during the time of the Eggenberg family in the 17th century and major reconstruction happened during the time of Josef I Adam of Schwarzenberg who gave the look to the chateau theatre in the 18th century and built the famous 4-floors bridge.

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Explore the Charming Cesky Krumlov: Private Day Trip from Prague
Explore the picturesque town of Cesky Krumlov, a hidden gem in Southern Bohemia, known as one of Europe's most charming fairytale towns due to its quaint houses, its grand castle, and stunning architecture; and the first Unesco heritage site in the Czech Republic.

On your private day trip from Prague, you will:

  • Travel from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in the comfort of a chauffeur-driven vehicle with your private guide;
  • Explore the south Bohemia region of the Czech Republic and hear about the town was built around a 13th-century castle with Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque elements.
  • Visit Cesky Krumlov Castle and its beautiful gardens and discover this 13th-century gothic castle rebuilt mainly during the times of the renaissance;
  • Stop for a photo opportunity at the Vltava River and marvel at the incredible view of the old town. 
  • See the gothic Church of St. Vitus,
  • Walk through the Latran district where you will see many stunning gothic houses, a local brewery, the Krumlov monastery, and the church of st. Jošt;
  • Pass by the 16th-century town hall, a fountain with a black plague column from 1716;
  • Hear about the stories of the Lords of the Rose and trace the hidden rose sculptures on renaissance houses;
  • Return to Prague with your guide, with drop-off at your preferred location. 

Cesky Krumlov is the perfect destination if you are looking for a day trip from Prague and one of the most popular ones.

This fairy-tale-like medieval town was declared the first Unesco World heritage site in the Czech Republic along with Prague in 1992, and you will be fascinated by its scenery and breathtaking views.

Most of Cesky's architecture has remained unchanged since the 16th century, so walking down its quaint streets will feel like you are travelling back centuries to a time when Cesky Krumlov was the home to 4 powerful noble families: the Lords of the Rose (Lords from Krumlov), the Rosenbergs, the Eggenbergs and the Schwarzenbergs.

You will have the opportunity to visit the second largest castle in CzechiaCesky Krumlov Castle, the former residence of the Rosenberg family, who ruled this town for over 400 years, a period during which Cesky Krumlov was transformed into one of the most beautiful towns in Central Europe.  The owners of the castle used bears as part of their coat of arms and it started a tradition to keep bears in the castle to keep the symbolism.

Taking a walk down the winding streets of Cesky's Old Town will be a feast for the eyes of those who love architecture as you will spot GothicRenaissance and Baroque elements on many of the buildings that can be found on the way along with the great commentary of your tour guide.



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