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Český Krumlov State Castle

Letecký snímek Státního hradu a zámku Český Krumlov, foto: Lubor Mrázek Hrad a zámek Český Krumlov

Zámek 59
381 01 Český Krumlov
Contact: PhDr. Pavel Slavko

Telephone: +420 380 704 711
Fax: +420 380 704 710
Mobile phone: +420 380 704 721

E-mail: ceskykrumlov@budejovice.npu.cz
WWW: www.zamek-ceskykrumlov.eu

Location: Český Krumlov
Type: Architectonic monuments; Municipal architecture; Castles, chateaus, fortresses; Cultural amenities; Museums; Galleries; Theatres; Concert halls; Things to do, Weddings; Guided tours; Adventure; Lookout

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Offered services:

  • Ticket and other booking
  • Public toilets
  • Renting of the rooms
  • Refreshment
  • Touristic souveniers for sale
  • Left-luggage office

Český Krumlov State Castle with its architectural standard, cultural tradition, and expanse ranks among the most important historic sights in the central European region. Originally Gothic castle from 13th century was enlarged in 14th century and it was rebuit in the Renaissance style in 16th century. In 17th and 18th centuries the castle was modified in the Baroque and the Rococo style.After the castle tour, but also after the visitor sees the garden and the whole area of the castle he or she can feel like in the Middle Ages when the nobility walked through the corridors.

Accessibility by road:
The castle is situated in the city centre which is pedestrian zone. The car can be parked in the car parks marked by the traffic signs. The nearest car park is P1 Jelení Garden and P2 Bellow the Post Office.



Český Krumlov Card


Český Krumlov Card

Want to see the best that Český Krumlov has to offer while taking your time to do it at your own pace? Then the Český Krumlov Card is just for you. You don't have to try to take in all four attractions in one day. You have 30 whole days to get to know the local history and contemporary sights that this Card offers you. And if you don't use the Card for all four attractions, you can pass it on to someone else to use it up. Best of all, the Český Krumlov Card saves you at least 50% off the total price of admissions.




No. 1 Guided Tour of Český Krumlov Castle

Dates from - to Tour duration Last tour
01.04.2012 - 31.05.2012   (Tu-Su) 09:00 - 17:00 00:55 hour 16:00 hour
01.06.2012 - 31.08.2012   (Tu-Su) 09:00 - 18:00 00:55 hour 17:00 hour
01.09.2012 - 31.10.2012   (Tu-Su) 09:00 - 17:00 00:55 hour 16:00 hour

The 1st Guided Tour of Český Krumlov Castle concentrates on the original Castle interiors from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The tour includes among others Saint George´s Castle Chapel, Eggengerg Hall with the golden carriage and Masquerade Hall.

Possibilities: Guided tour

Number of person in the tour: from 8 to 45

Tour with a guide: Czech, German, English

Lending of reading material available: Czech, German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Dutch

Tour leader for free for groups from … persons 25 persons




No. 2 Guided Tour in Český Krumlov Castle

Dates from - to Tour duration Last tour
01.05.2012 - 31.05.2012   (Tu-Su) 09:00 - 17:00 00:55 hour 16:00 hour
01.06.2012 - 31.08.2012   (Tu-Su) 09:00 - 18:00 00:55 hour 17:00 hour
01.09.2012 - 31.10.2012   (Tu-Su) 09:00 - 17:00 00:55 hour 16:00 hour

No. 2 Guided Tour in Český Krumlov Castle, photo: Lubor Mrázek No. 2 Guided Tour in Český Krumlov Castle, photo: Lubor Mrázek

The entire 2nd Guided Tour in Český Krumlov Castle focuses on the history of the Schwarzenberg family. It includes the visit to the Schwarzenberg Portrait Gallery displaying portraits of the members of the family from their primal father Erkinger up to the beginning of the 20th century and it ends in the corridors of the Cloak Bridge.

Possibilities: Guided tour

Number of person in the tour: from 8 to 25

Tour with a guide: Czech, German, English

Lending of reading material available: Czech, German, English, French, Italian, Spanish

Tour leader for free for groups from … persons 20 persons




Castle Theater in Český Krumlov

Dates from - to Tour duration Last tour
01.05.2012 - 31.10.2012   (Tu-Su) 10:00 - 16:00 00:40 hour 15:00 hour

Castle Theater in Český Krumlov, photo: Lubor Mrázek Castle Theater in Český Krumlov

Baroque Theatre of Český Krumlov Castle represents the advanced Baroque stage. The theatre ranks among the most preserved Baroque theatres in the world the original theatre fund of which contains preserved theatre building, auditorium, orchestra pit, stage, stage technology,machinery,coulisses, librettos, costumes etc. Baroque Theatre is also thanks to the delicate reconstruction complexly preserved unique historical sight.

Possibilities: Guided tour

Number of person in the tour: from 4 to 20

Tour with a guide: Czech, German, English

Tour leader for free for groups from … persons 20 persons




Castle museum

Dates from - to Last tour
01.01.2012 - 31.03.2012   (Tu-Su) 09:00 - 16:00 15:00 hour
01.04.2012 - 31.05.2012   (Mo-Su) 09:00 - 17:00 16:00 hour
01.06.2012 - 31.08.2012   (Mo-Su) 09:00 - 18:00 17:00 hour
01.09.2012 - 31.10.2012   (Tu-Su) 09:00 - 17:00 16:00 hour
01.11.2012 - 31.12.2012   (Tu-Su) 09:00 - 16:00 15:00 hour

Castle Museum's new exhibition was opened on January 11, 2011 by the National Heritage Institute. Museum visitors have a unique opportunity to look into the secrets of Castle depositories that recall the most important events related to Rosenberg, Eggenberg and Schwarzenberg Krumlov estate owners.

Lending of reading material available: Czech, German, English




Castle Lapidarium in Český Krumlov


Castle Lapidarium in Český Krumlov - interior, panoramic view, photo: Lubor Mrázek

The main cellar area, originally unified, is 48 m long and 8.5 meters high, while the wagon vault of the cellar is 4.6 m high at its peak. The spaces have been newly arranged and are now used as a lapidarium where the original statues from Cloak Bridge and Castle Garden are stored.

Possibilities: Barrier-free admission

Lending of reading material available: Czech, German, English




Castle Tower

Dates from - to Last tour
01.01.2012 - 31.03.2012   (Tu-Su) 09:00 - 16:00 15:15 hour
01.04.2012 - 31.05.2012   (Mo-Su) 09:00 - 17:00 16:15 hour
01.06.2012 - 31.08.2012   (Mo-Su) 09:00 - 18:00 17:15 hour
01.09.2012 - 31.10.2012   (Tu-Su) 09:00 - 17:00 16:15 hour
01.11.2012 - 31.12.2012   (Tu-Su) 09:00 - 16:00 15:15 hour

Castle Tower in Český Krumlov, photo: Lubor Mrázek

The Tower is the symbol of the town of Český Krumlov, of its history and beauty. It is „The towerest of all towers„ as once characterised by Karel Čapek. After the 162- stair-climb the visitors can enjoy a beautiful view of the city and its vicinity.




Castle Garden in Český Krumlov

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01.04.2012 - 30.04.2012   (Mo-Su) 08:00 - 17:00
01.05.2012 - 30.09.2012   (Mo-Su) 09:00 - 19:00
01.10.2012 - 31.10.2012   (Mo-Su) 08:00 - 17:00

Castle Gardens in Český Krumlov, photo: Lubor Mrázek

Baroque Castle Garden was founded in 17th century. It is situated on the rise and the slope adjacent to the complex of castle buildings on Vth Courtyard of Český Krumlov Castle from the southwest.Thanks to the castle gardeners´solicitous care the castle visitors who decide to walk to the garden can enjoy beautiful mosaics of colourful flowbeds bellow august trees all the way to the pool in the end of the garden.

Possibilities: Admission free, Barrier-free admission




Wenceslas Cellars


Cellars in the IVth Courtyard of Český Krumlov Castle, photo: Lubor Mrázek

The extensive cellar area under IVth Courtyard of Český Krumlov Castle occupies the entire ground plan of the courtyard as well as the frame of Upper Castle wings. Presently this unique area under the patronage of the Czech Ceramics Design Agency is used for exhibitions of contemporary Czech and foreign artists. /A part of exhibition of the Czech Ceramics Design Agency is located in the rooms of the Churn on IInd Castle Courtyard.




Bear Moat at Český Krumlov Castle

Dates from - to
01.04.2012 - 30.11.2012   (Mo-Su)

Bear Moat at Český Krumlov Castle, photo: Lubor Mrázek

The history of bear-keeping at Český Krumlov Castle goes back to 16th century, the era of the last Rosenbergs. Bears have been kept in the bear moat since 1707. Nowadays the area for bear keeping is adapted for the bears to be most enjoyed. Families with children like to have a walk and in the end to watch the bears in the moat.

Possibilities: Admission free




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