Historic Center of Cesky Krumlov

Historic Center of Cesky Krumlov

Historic Center of Cesky Krumlov
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  • Zoltán S
    Debrecen, Hungary256 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The jewel of Bohemia, Czechia
    This is the jewel of Czechia, probably the most beautiful little town in Bohemia and Czechia. Cobblestones, castle, churches, lots of museums, great food and of course beer. Don't miss the rafting, the old brewery, the Seidel photo museum and the Egon Schiele Art Centre. Easy to spend four days or more. A history of numerous centuries. A great idea to spend a long weekend with culture and entertainment, and lots of hedonism...
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Shane B
    Te Awamutu, New Zealand812 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool old medieval type town.
    Our first glimpse of a medieval type town had a real vibe about it. Is in a curve of a river so nearly surrounded by water lots of places to sit and drink or have a meal overlooking the river. Lots of little curio nick nacky type shops heaps of history, narrow cobbled streets, could have happily spent a day looking around. Worth going a little out of your way to visit even stay a night
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 November 2023
  • Maureen H
    Troy, New York25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Yes, it has become a tourist site and yes, it is still worth visiting regardless. Wonderful old world charm as you wander the cobblestone streets next to the winding river. Do-able as a day trip from Prague, better as an overnight.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 May 2024
  • Valerie B
    United States85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming town. A must see
    I’ve traveled a lot and have seen beautiful places, but this places takes the cake. Eye candy everywhere you look. The only negative is how rude the locals are to tourists. I go out of my way to be polite and not be the “ugly American tourist,” but they are so rude. I walked out of a few places because of it and they lost my business.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 May 2024
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ancientvastmajestic
Crockett, CA46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
When I was last here in 2008 it was truly magical. Old murals, stenciled patterns on the walls, the patina of history written on every building made the experience unique.
But I’ve returned to find that old beauty scrubbed away and a fresh coat of paint slapped over the old murals, the old timepieces. They’ve used the tourist dollar to scrub away the magic and make it more like any other staré město in a tourist city.
Change is inevitable, and I find that my old age brings much of this sort of complaint in my travels. But I will always treasure the Cesky Krumlov of 2008, the Ljubljana staré město of yesteryear before tourism brought posh stores to Main Street, etc. etc.
“You can’t go home”.
Written 30 April 2024
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MnK International
Prague, Czech Republic300 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
The centre itself, speaking about architecture and vibe, is amazing and beautiful. A lot to look at. Restaurants are though full of "fake" super pricy food. Fresh grilled fish was a fried frozen mass.
Written 20 September 2020
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FLnurseER
Boca Raton, FL5,621 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
I visit this city, my favorite, every year and always find something new to admire. Given the Covid 19 situation this year, there are only individual local tourists and families in the streets, all large international groups are missing, making it the ideal time to enjoy the absolute beauty of the historical houses. Some stores are closed, but there are plenty that are opened, and almost all restaurants are waiting for their guests to come and enjoy their wonderful food.
Written 22 September 2020
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Piero C
Annapolis, MD650 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
I skipped Cesky last time I was in the Republic, and sorely wanted to go, for twenty years. When at last I made it, I was overwhelmed. This is the perfect little European town--something straight out of Studio Ghibli, if you know what I mean. When we were her it snowed...perfectly magical, impossible to get lost, and worth at least a day.
Written 11 January 2022
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Janine Hart
Laaber, Germany622 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
Two days is plenty to take in the town. We had three so able to leisurely explore. Highly recommend going during the week if possible as weekends are busy. A stroll all along the river is nice as you can explore beyond the old town area.
Written 14 September 2021
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NTXTravelBug60
Dallas, TX158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Absolutely loved Cesky Krumlov. We stopped on our drive from Prague to Vienna. About 2 hours from Prague. Took a little work to find the parking outside the city center, but WOW. So picturesque! A day with stops here and in Holasovice was one of our favorites on a 2 week trip of Germany, Czech Republic and Austria, where every day was incredible.
Written 22 August 2022
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Mary R
Philadelphia, PA1,068 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We were so happy to be able to visit Cesky Krumlov on our recent trip to Europe. This pretty little historic town is just wonderful for exploring! It is fantastic that so much of the original architecture has been preserved. Walking up and down the cobblestone streets, although challenging, is very fun. Everyone calls this a "fairytale" village.

The views from the upper part of the castle are quite spectacular. The town is encircled by the river, and all the little red roofs really stand out. We looked at the outside of the castle, but sadly did not have the time to enter and tour. There are also lovely gardens nearby.

There are now three bears in the moat, and we watched the bear keeper feed them. They seem to have very high standards for their care.

We ate an excellent lunch in a lovely and charming restaurant, and spent some time shopping and strolling. The town is famous for gingerbread cookies and garnet jewelry. Most of the stores in this old section seem dedicated to tourists.

Cesky Krumlov is certainly a very special place to visit. Highly recommended!
Written 9 April 2023
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,730 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Cesky Krumlov is quaint, charming, and historic. A towering castle, a lazy river wending around the city, a beautiful church, charming cafes and restaurants...what's not to like?

I imagine in the high season (i.e., summer), it's probably quite busy (and maybe less than ideal), but in the low season (November), it's wonderful! Sure you'll have to bundle up, and maybe wear a rain jacket, but there are plenty of cafes and restos to pop into for something hot, and you'll have the castle and other sites/sights mostly to yourself.
Written 29 November 2021
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Judy W
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This is a beautiful little town. Perfect especially for a romantic night or two. I saw it on a travel video one week before my trip and altered my itinerary to stay there one night. It turned out to be a trip highlight. I recommend Hotel Dvorak there also and have dinner with them on the riverside.
Written 4 September 2021
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Seaside30452304959
30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The historic town is indisputably beautiful worth a minimum of one day visit. The restaurants and services somehow average down my rating to 4*. However, what is most outstanding is the bus/coach station, throughout my round Europe trip. The station is beautiful clean and conveniently located, with everything you need as a tourist including outdoor WiFi. The little grocery story has the some of the best common snacks I have ever come across - will go back just for this!
Written 10 December 2022
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