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Driving from Prague to Cesky Krumlov

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Driving from Prague to Cesky Krumlov

We will be driving from Prague to Cesky Krumlov on a Friday this month. What is the best route out of Prague from the Hotel Hilton on Pobrezni? Also, we would like to take a scenic route and avoid hassles and road construction. I have read the the E55 is under significant construction, is that still the case?

Also, which numbered parking lot is best in Cesky Krumlov if our hotel is is in the historic center? Thank you.

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1. Re: Driving from Prague to Cesky Krumlov

I would suggest taking Highway number 4 heading in the direction of Strakonice - much more scenic and less traffic than the E55 (#3). Go from Prague to Pisek (worth a stop to see the oldest stone bridge in the Czech Republic - found here, not in Prague) and then Ceske Budejovice and on to Cesky Krumlov. The driving time is the same as via the E55.

Beware that all roads out of Prague on Friday afternoons have a lot of traffic, as Czechs flee the city for their weekend houses.

Don't know about parking lots - sorry!

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2. Re: Driving from Prague to Cesky Krumlov

I agree with a way Strakonice - Písek, sometimes faster.

Hilton - you need to go by the city centre (Friday?)

It depens, what you want to see on the road too.

Some hotels at Český Krumlov have the appointments with parking places and they can recommend you the right one.

Generaly - not problem to park, a good system of the navigation there. Which hotel will you stay?

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3. Re: Driving from Prague to Cesky Krumlov

Thank you for your help--we will be leaving Prague in the morning, so hopefully will avoid the weekend traffic out of town. We are renting a car at the Hilton so we'll have to drive out of the city from there. Our hotel in Cesky Krumlov is the Hotel Konvice.

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4. Re: Driving from Prague to Cesky Krumlov

Try to ask hotel, which parking is good for you. If you stay at the hotel and you have a voucher, you can drive there, be ready for a small roads and a lot of people there (better to be confirmed by the hotel!). If you come to Český Krumlov, continue direction Kaplice, up the hill, crossroads with a semaphore turn to the right, there is a small parking which is the closest to your hotel.

Go down the hill, direction hotel Růže ( it can help you also for the driving ). The question is, how much you will pay there. You can contact Oldriška from this forum, she is from Český Krumlov and she can give you really good advice.

Edited: 09 October 2012, 19:07
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5. Re: Driving from Prague to Cesky Krumlov

Parking is a problem in the historical centre of Cesky Krumlov, that's why I always stay at Barbakan which is just before Hotel Ruze....but Hana is right, Oldriska would be able to tell you, alternatively email the hotel.

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6. Re: Driving from Prague to Cesky Krumlov

As Hana said, make sure to bring with you a print out of your confirmation email -- of your hotel reservation. With the reservation confirmation, you will be able to drive all the way to your hotel in order to drop off your luggage. Then you will be directed by the hotel to proceed to P3 parking (the parking area that their guests use) -- they will explain the details when you arrive at the hotel.

Edited: 09 October 2012, 20:09
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