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Top Choice Castle in Český Krumlov

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 …
Top Choice Italian in Český Krumlov

Nonna Gina

Authentic Italian flavours from the Massaro family feature at this long-established pizzeria, where the quality of food and service knocks the socks off more expensive restaurants. Superb antipasti, great pizza and …
Top Choice Czech in Český Krumlov

Krčma v Šatlavské

This medieval barbecue cellar is hugely popular with visitors and your table mates are much more likely to be from Austria or China than from the town itself, but the grilled meats served up with gusto in a funky la…
Czech in Český Krumlov

Jakub

Classical decor provides a formal setting for classic South Bohemian dishes such as kulajda (dill soup with mushrooms and a poached egg), rabbit with mustard sauce, and local freshwater fish including carp and pike-…
Music in Český Krumlov

International Music Festival

Český Krumlov's most important cultural event is this month-long celebration of classical music, with a nod to other genres such as folk, pop and jazz. Concerts are scattered around town, though most take place insi…
Czech in Český Krumlov

Hospoda Na Louži

Nothing's changed in this wood-panelled pivo (beer) parlour for almost a century. Locals and tourists pack Na Louži for huge plates of Czech staples such as chicken schnitzels or roast pork and dumplings, as well as…
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…
Czech in Český Krumlov

U Dwau Maryí

The 'Two Marys' medieval tavern recreates old Bohemian recipes and presents an opportunity to try dishes made with buckwheat and millet (all tastier than they sound). Wash the food down with a goblet of mead or choo…
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.…