Welcome on the official web sites of the State Castle and Chateau Český Krumlov
The State Castle and Chateau of Český Krumlov, which was included to the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Monuments in 1992, ranks among the most important European sights.
More than 300.000 visitors can visit its most important historical interiors, from the 16th, 18th and 19th centuries, and exteriors, during the tourist season (April - October).
The whole castle complex can be passed through and is open to the public The exterior tour shows a complex of forty richly decorated Renaissance and Baroque buildings and palaces, creating an impressive noble residence, situated around five castle courts, and the Baroque castle garden spanning an area of ten hectares.
The castle routes, the 1st Guided Tour and the 2nd Guided Tour of Český Krumlov Castle, represent historical apartements from the 16th, 18th and 19th centuries.The Castle Lapidarium, main cellar area, has been newly arranged and is now used as a lapidarium where the original statues from Cloak Bridge and Castle Garden are stored. The most important monument, the Baroque Theatre situated on the Vth Castle Courtyard, ranks among the most completely preserved Baroque theatres in Europe, with its original theatre fund of which contains preserved theatre building, auditorium, orchestra pit, stage, stage technology, machinery, coulisses, librettos, costumes etc. Various castle interiors are also used for exhibitions of contemporary Czech and foreign artists on the IInd, IIIrd and IVth Castle Courtyard..
European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2008
One of the three Prizes in Category Conservation has been awarded to the conservation of the Southern facade of Horní Hrad (Upper Castle) of the Český Krumlov State Castle and Chateau in the Czech Republic. This project estabilishes new standards of Czech monument care and is appreciated as an excellent example of a respectful approarch to conservation in Europe.
The castle interiors /1st, 2nd route, the castle theatre/ are closed for public till April 2014!!!
The castle muzeum and the tower are open daily from 9:00 till 16:00!!!
/closed from 23.12.2013 till 1.1.2014/