Český Krumlov attractions

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Český Krumlov State Castle

Český Krumlov's striking Renaissance castle, occupying a promontory high above the town, began life in the 13th century. It acquired its present appearance in the 16th to 18th centuries under the stewardship of the …
Museum in Český Krumlov

Castle Museum & Tower

Located within the castle complex, this small museum and adjoining tower is an ideal option if you don't have the time or energy for a full castle tour. Through a series of rooms, the museum traces the castle's hist…
Mine in Český Krumlov

Graphite Mine

Don a hard hat and ride a clanking electric wagon through 2km of underground workings in the Czech Republic's last graphite mine, only recently abandoned. Tours are available in English and German or, for a lower ad…
Museum in Český Krumlov

Egon Schiele Art Centrum

This excellent private gallery houses a small retro­spective of the controversial Viennese painter Egon Schiele (1890–1918), who lived in Krumlov in 1911 and raised the ire of the townsfolk by hiring young girls as …
Museum in Český Krumlov

Museum Fotoateliér Seidel

This photography museum presents a moving retrospective of the work of local photographers Josef Seidel and his son František. Especially poignant are the images recording early-20th-century life in nearby villages.…
Museum in Český Krumlov

Marionette Museum

This is the better of two museums in town dedicated to puppetry and marionettes. It's a branch of the National Marionette Theatre in Prague and is housed in the former Church of St Jošt. On display is a full range o…
Museum in Český Krumlov

Regional Museum

This small museum features folk art from the Šumava region, archaeology, history, fine arts, furnishings and weapons. The highlight is a room-sized model of Český Krumlov c 1800. Just next to the museum is a small g…
Square in Český Krumlov

Náměstí Svornosti

The centre of the Old Town is defined by náměstí Svornosti, with its 16th-century Town Hall and Marian Plague Column, dating from 1716. Several buildings on the square feature valuable stucco and painted decorations…
Synagogue in Český Krumlov


Český Krumlov's renovated synagogue was built in neo-Romanesque style in 1909. The building survived the Nazi occupation in WWII and was used as a nondenominational place of worship by American soldiers shortly afte…
Church in Český Krumlov

Church of St Vitus

This pretty church, with its signature neo-Gothic tower, is worth a peek inside. The church occasionally hosts classical music concerts; ask at the nearby tourist office on the main square.