Cesky Krumlov Travel Guide

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Cesky Krumlov Things to Do

  • Shop fronts, Cesky Krumlov

    Shop fronts

    Old fashioned shops fronts--I hope if these window,. fall into disreparir and can t be repaired,that they find a museum to place them in.They are part of the towns history.

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  • Shops, Cesky Krumlov

    Shops

    Old fashioned shop fronts.of this Coop.-Old Ceske Krumlou is a UNESCO site.- The river is the Vltava.-With the castle high on a Rock and the old appearanceof the town Ceske Krumlou a lovely place to visit....

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  • Castle Tower Ceske Krumlov, Cesky Krumlov

    Castle Tower Ceske Krumlov

    Ceske Krumlov is a hilly town in the bend of a river Vltava in Czech Republic.The State castle of Ceske Krumlov is unsually large and is from 14th to 19th century. It is well preservedin the original groundplan layout. on a rocky promontary. The complex has 40 buildings.

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Cesky Krumlov Restaurants

  • Pub Hostinec Depo, Cesky Krumlov

    Pub Hostinec Depo

    To be honest I like more pubs than restaurants, while I am more beer lover than wine lover. Find pub called Hostinec Depo in Cesky Krumlov was a just perfect pleasure for me and my travel mates. We had of course all of us about 6-7 amazing Pilner beers from tanks, this tanks technology is only in this place in all town area.....what a jam! We tried...

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  • Looking for best home made afternoon..., Cesky Krumlov

    Looking for best home made afternoon...

    I found Café Strudel by walking from castle back in town centre of Cesky Krumlov.It in the afternoon and I already could from outside the nice aroma of baked strudel with apple and cinammon. So I went with my travel mates in and found 9 different kind of home strudels, just freshly baked. The friendly service staff give as as well tips for night...

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  • Best pub on my long way trought Czech..., Cesky Krumlov

    Best pub on my long way trought Czech...

    To be honest I like more pubs than restaurants, while I am more beer lover than wine lover.Find pub called Hostinec Depo in Cesky Krumlov was a just perfect pleasure for me and my travel mates.We had of course all of us about 6-7 amazing Pilner beers from tanks, this tanks technology is only in this place in all town area.....what a jam! We tried...

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Cesky Krumlov Nightlife

  • Loud, not very clean, LOTS OF FUN, Cesky Krumlov

    Loud, not very clean, LOTS OF FUN

    This is a rock themed bar with posters of rock/metal bands on the wall and loud rock/metal music playing. They've got a pool table, a foosball table, and a ping pong table. Its not a very clean place, but its a lot of fun. They play a good variety of music and the beer is cheap. Slayer t-shirt

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  • The Horror bar is not to be missed, Cesky Krumlov

    The Horror bar is not to be missed

    This is a nice bar with a lot of personality. Some of the decorations were a little cheesy, but all in all it was a good theme with good music, good beer, nice people, and a lot of fun in general. I had beer and sausages on a coffin! Highly recommend going here. I mean, I wouldn't go naked, but other than that.

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Cesky Krumlov Transportation

  • Shuttles Cheaper and Faster Than Train, Cesky Krumlov

    Shuttles Cheaper and Faster Than Train

    Cesky Krumlov's small size and location make it difficult to get to get to by public transportation from other parts of Europe.Thank goodness for services like CK Shuttle. The service based in Cesky Krumlov provides reasonably inexpensive shuttle services from major cities such as Prague, Vienna, Salzburg and others to town. They operate a fleet of...

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  • Bus or train drives you there, Cesky Krumlov

    Bus or train drives you there

    Cesky Krumlov is some 45mins by bus (direct) from Ceske Budejovice, so if you plan to travel to Cesky Krumlov from Brno, it is good to travel by bus (takes almost 4 hours, directl to Ceske Budejovice from Brno) or train (takes 4 hours and 30 mins., approximately, direct train) from Brno to Ceske Budejovice. If you travel to Cesky Krumlov from...

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  • How to get from Austria to Cesky Krumlov, Cesky Krumlov

    How to get from Austria to Cesky Krumlov

    ShuttleCeskyKrumlov.com, Ckshuttle.cz and shuttlebus.cz operate comfortable daily bus service between Cesky Krumlov and the following cities: - Salzburg (3 hours, 950 CZK)- Vienna (3 hours, 950 CZK), - Linz (1.5 hours, 370 CZK)- Melk (2.5 hours, 800 CZK)- Hallstatt (2.5 hours, 1100 CZK)

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Cesky Krumlov Shopping

  • Crystal with Customer Service, Cesky Krumlov

    Crystal with Customer Service

    There were quite a few glass/crystal shops in Cesky Krumlov, since this region is famous for its glass. In this store, however, the shopkeeper was more attentive than in others. We were looking for a particular glass and she went out of her way to help us find a good substitute when she realized that the one we wanted was out of production. She was...

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  • Saturday Afternoon - half day closing!, Cesky Krumlov

    Saturday Afternoon - half day closing!

    Not so much what to buy, as when to buy it. I'm often caught out still in Prague, but all over the Czech Republic 'ordinary' shops close on Saturday at noon. If you are staying in a hostel and planning to buy in a few supplies for late night snacks, early breakfast or a packed lunch for hiking, make sure you get to the shops on Saturday before...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Cesky Krumlov Local Customs

  • St. Martin Day Wine, Cesky Krumlov

    St. Martin Day Wine

    The Czech Republic is not know for its wines throughout Europe. However late one evening when i couldn't find anything to do in the room I ventured downstairs to an area that included a wine refrigerator. I met a man from Czech Republic and our conversation quickly turned to wine and beer. He said that some of the wines in the cooler were most...

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  • Electrical Storms in a Box...?, Cesky Krumlov

    Electrical Storms in a Box...?

    Redesigned fuse boxes, seen on a house in ul. Panská. Funny idea! People in this tourist hotspot have preserved their sense of humour, and their creativity. The red lightning arrow is part of the original design as a warning of electricity, and then someone has added the clouds.

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  • Having A Trdelink At a Bakery, Cesky Krumlov

    Having A Trdelink At a Bakery

    Walking the streets of old town Cesky Krumlov you can smell them from the street side shops at a distance. The Trdelink is tasty little dessert made from rolled dough then grilled on a machine. They are served coated with a wide variety of toppings such as cinnamon, sugar, chocolate or even bathed in fruit. They are sometimes eaten as a bracelet...

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Cesky Krumlov Warnings and Dangers

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    Lone travellers

    by PippaFoxen Written Apr 13, 2007

    Not exactly life threatening, but when I travel I like to travel alone and in different places I feel more or less welcome as a singe traveller. I'd been recommended to try a great little gypsy restaurant who served good food and had live music: Cizanska Jibla. I arrived about 6 and took a table by the bar - there were only a few customers in at that time. I ordered a beer and thought I 'd check it out before ordering food.

    Almost immediately I felt unwelcome: I was clearly taking up a table that could be more profitably be filled by a group of four, and the waiter stood at the bar scowling each time he looked over. I decided not to eat and asked for my bill, which was promptly delivered along with a 'reserved' notice which was placed directly in front of me even before I'd found my purse.

    The friend who had recommended the place told me later that even with her group of four, the service had been mean and miserable - not unusual in Prague, but my only bad experience in Cesky Krumlov.

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Cesky Krumlov Tourist Traps

  • Wax Museum, Cesky Krumlov

    Wax Museum

    So what do Putin and Michael Jackson have in common? They are both somewhat weirdly portrayed in Cesky Krumlov's wax museum. This very small museum features a number of famous Czech politicians as well as depicting themes of everyday life such as a tavern and mill workers. All of the wax figures are made by Czech sculptors. However the place is...

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  • Wax Museum, Cesky Krumlov

    Wax Museum

    So what do Putin and Michael Jackson have in common? They are both somewhat weirdly portrayed in Cesky Krumlov's wax museum. This very small museum features a number of famous Czech politicians as well as depicting themes of everyday life such as a tavern and mill workers. All of the wax figures are made by Czech sculptors. However the place is...

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  • Money Changers: Check the Rates..., Cesky Krumlov

    Money Changers: Check the Rates...

    Money changers in Cesky Krumlov have a mean trick. There are two different rates. The upper rate, which is still a bit below what you get in less touristy cities (we got 25 koruna per Euro in Brno at the same time), qualifies as acceptable - but it applies only the "large transactions", i.e. changing at least 500 Euros or at least 650 US Dollars....

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Cesky Krumlov What to Pack

  • Take Sturdy Shoes, Cesky Krumlov

    Take Sturdy Shoes

    Shoes like these, which I saw in a shop window in Cesky Krumlov, are definitely not the right footwear to explore the town - pretty as they are. Wear sturdy flat shoes that you walk well in. The streets are cobblestone, often uneven and with many ups and downs. You will walk a lot, the old town and castle and park must be explored on foot. I wore...

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  • If you're going in July..., Cesky Krumlov

    If you're going in July...

    It can get super hot and humid in July so make sure you're packed with tank tops, short, and a bathing suit for swiming in the river! Do bring comfortable shoes and sandals for all that walking on cobblestone streets! :)

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Cesky Krumlov Off The Beaten Path

  • Rococo Bellaria summerhouse and..., Cesky Krumlov

    Rococo Bellaria summerhouse and...

    The Cascade Fountain is placed in the Castle Gardens in Èeský Krumlov. It is situated on the slope that divides the upper garden and lower parterre. The cascade fountain with statues of the water Deity, balustrade, vases and allegories of the four seasons crowns the front of the upper garden.

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  • The revolving auditorium, Cesky Krumlov

    The revolving auditorium

    Located in the Castle Gardens, it invokes a magical time of amphitheatres, where the night sky and suberb surroundings (in this case the castle gardens and Rococo summer house) seem to amplify the sounds of Mozart, Shakespeare and Dvoøák to name a few.Go to the website to see the program of the theatre.

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  • Hikes, Cesky Krumlov

    Hikes

    There are a lot of marked hikes in and around the town. Luckily my hostel had a map of a few of them but Im sure the tourist info office can help you out if your hostel or hotel does not.Here is a fairly simple and short one to an old witches meeting point (see photo) where years ago legend has it that members of the occult met up to perform thier...

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Cesky Krumlov Sports & Outdoors

  • Row, Row, Row your boat gently down the..., Cesky Krumlov

    Row, Row, Row your boat gently down the...

    ....belt off... trousers down...life is such a scream. (to Quote General Melchett during his rendition of the boating song in an episode of Blackadder Goes Forth)Many hundreds take to the waters here in the summer. Most take the simple trip around the peninsular, fall in a few times and go back to the town.There are however a variety of longer...

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  • Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking and Fishing, Cesky Krumlov

    Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking and Fishing

    The nice valley of the Vltava through the Sumava/Böhmerwald/Bohemian Forest from Lipno to Cesky Krumlov offers nice opportunities for rafting, canoeing and fishing. It is almost as crowded by canoes as the Ardèche in the South of France. You can observe here lots of people fishing as well. The licences for that can be bought at several places in...

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  • Go canoeing, Cesky Krumlov

    Go canoeing

    You can hire a canoe, go camping (http://www.atcolsina.unas.cz/en/main.html) - you can hire a bike and go cycling...Water is sometimes too low, though, for canoeing. Try this link, there are some tips.http://www.putzer.cz/pujcovna-lode-raft-vltava/vl_an/vl_an_uvod.phporhttp://www.malecek.cz/index.php?page=home&lang=en&p=

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Cesky Krumlov Favorites

  • Penziones and Small Hotels Everywhere, Cesky Krumlov

    Penziones and Small Hotels Everywhere

    For a town of 20,000 people and an area of just a few kilometers Cesky Krumlov must have the highest density of penziones and small hotels anywhere. Major booking sites such as hotels.com and booking.com indicate that there are nearly 200 lodgings available in town. However if you walk around old town and drive around the adjacent area two hundred...

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  • Hrad a Zámek - Castle and Palace, Cesky Krumlov

    Hrad a Zámek - Castle and Palace

    Is it a castle or a palace? It is both, a castle that has been extended, remodeled and modernized over and over again through the centuries according to each era's fashions and needs. It was owned by most important families from the Bohemian aristocracy - Rosenberg, Eggenberg, finally the Schwarzenberg who owned it until 1947 when their property...

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  • Latrán, Cesky Krumlov

    Latrán

    Latrán is the quarter on the outward river bank below the castle, opposite the old town. It has always been associated with the castle as residential quarter of the servants. It is the "tourist highway" from the old town and the bridge towards the castle and back - as you can imagine, the concentration of tourist shops and tourist traps is the...

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