Český Krumlov Castle – Residence of Dukes of Krumlov

The State Castle of Český Krumlov, with its architectural standard, cultural tradition and expanse, rank among the most important historic sights in the central European region. Building development from the 14th to 19th centuries is well-preserved in the original groundplan layout, material structure, interior installation and architectural detail.


Events

16 Sep
Theatre

Modern world premiere of the Baroque Opera - Festival of Baroque Arts in Český Krumlov

  • Castle Český Krumlov_Vth Castle Courtyard_Baroque Theatre ()
  • 16. 9. 2016 –16. 9. 2016
  • 19.00–21.30
17 Sep
Theatre

Reprise of the modern world premire of the Baroque Opera - Festival of Baroque Arts in Český Krumlov

  • Castle Český Krumlov_Vth Castle Courtyard_Baroque Theatre ()
  • 17. 9. 2016 –17. 9. 2016
  • 18.00–20.30
18 Sep
Theatre

Reprise of the modern world premire of the Baroque Opera - Festival of Baroque Arts in Český Krumlov

  • Castle Český Krumlov_Vth Castle Courtyard_Baroque Theatre ()
  • 18. 9. 2016 –18. 9. 2016
  • 17.00–19.30

Recommended trips

  • The original Gothic fortrees was gradually rebuilded during the Renaissance period and later in the 19th century within the "Tudor Gothic Passion" period. The last owners of the castle, the Buquoy family, transformed it into a museum open for the public, one of the first museums in the Bohemian land. The castle was nationalised after the end of World War II in 1945.

  • At the top of the Mount Kleť (1, 084 m) stands a look-out tower called Josef´s Tower, after Prince Josef of Schwarzenberg who had it bulit between 1822 and 1825. If you look out from the top when the weather is clear, you will see a large part of the Šumava and some peaks in the Alps.

  • The unfinished monument of little castle of Ptačí Hrádek is located to the north not far of the State Castle of Český Krumlov. It was bulit in commemoration of the victory of the United army of Russia, Austria and Prussia over Napoleon Bonaparte in the battle of Leipzig in 1813.