The secret of the world’s only beauty I discovered when I visited Cesky Krumlov.

Cesky Krumlov is located in the Bohemia region of the Czech Republic, and the entire city is recognized as a World Heritage Site. The city is so cute that you can’t help but fall in love with it once you visit.

In this article, I will introduce the charm of Cesky Krumlov with lots of photos. If you are planning to visit the city, please refer to this article for detailed information on how to get there.

The charm of Cesky Krumlov like a world in a picture book

The orange roofs and pastel colors of the city

The charm of Cesky Krumlov is its lovely cityscape. If you look down on the city from a slightly higher hill, you will see the uniform orange roofs.

There may be many pretty cities in the world. This is a great way to get a feel for the city and its people.

The small town is lined with cute yellow, orange, green, and light blue houses, all in pastel colors with a sense of unity. Wherever you look in the town, you will see cute houses.

What kind of scenery awaits you beyond the bend? I was excited to see what was waiting for me at the corner. It’s a colorful city, and no matter where you cut it, it’s always stylish. You’ll definitely want to take lots of pictures.

The symbol of the city, Krumlov Castle, looks like something out of a fairy tale

There is also a castle in Cesky Krumlov. You can actually climb the tower of the castle.


From the top of the tower you can look down on the orange rooftops of Cesky Krumlov.

An idyllic Czech landscape. Cesky Krumlov is surrounded by nature, so the flow of time feels very relaxed.

Cesky Krumlov has many cute general stores and souvenir shops

Cesky Krumlov is a small city, but there are many restaurants and souvenir shops.

Cesky Krumlov I found this cute little figurine that recreates the streets of Cesky Krumlov.

Cesky Krumlov 11

These are small figurines made of ceramic, but they seem to be made by reproducing actual buildings in Cesky Krumlov. They are my favorite souvenirs because they always remind me of the streets of Cesky Krumlov.


Restaurants and cafes abound. We had the Czech specialty Knedlíki, which has a texture like steamed bread.

You can also stay at a hotel for a relaxing stay


I’ve been to Cesky Krumlov twice as a day trip from Prague, but there are also hotels in Cesky Krumlov where you can stay overnight.

The hotel is also very cute and fits the town of Cesky Krumlov.

Here’s what you need to see! 3 Places to Visit in Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov is a very small city, so you can see the whole city in about three hours.

Since the streets are so attractive, it is fun to just walk around in any direction you like, but here are three places that I think you should see.

1. The center of Cesky Krumlov. Svornostei Square, surrounded by cute buildings


Svolnostei Square is a square in the center of Cesky Krumlov.

The charm of this square is that it is surrounded by pretty buildings. The streets are nice, but being surrounded by cute buildings on all sides is bliss.

Surrounded by pastel colored buildings as far as the eye can see, the square is a must-see.

2. “Cesky Krumlov Castle” where you can climb the tower and look over the city

If you are in Cesky Krumlov, I recommend you to climb the tower of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

After climbing up a small spiral staircase, we arrived at the top of the tower. You can see not only the city of Cesky Krumlov, but also the distant landscape.

Prices

Adults: about 2 euro

Hours you can climb the tower

Please note that the regular closing days and the hours you can climb the tower vary depending on the season.

・Jan. 3 – Mar. 31
Closed: Monday
Hours: 09:00 – 15:15

・April 1 – May 31
Closed: No holidays
Hours: 09:00 – 16:15

・June 1 – August 31
Closed: No holidays
Hours: 09:00 – 17:15

・September 1 – October 31
Closed: No holidays
Hours: 09:00 – 16:15

・Jan. 11 – Dec. 22
Closed: Monday
Hours: 09:00 – 15:15

Also, this tower doesn’t seem to be open very often or on certain days of the week. The tower is not open on most days of the week, so it’s best to go with the expectation that you might not be able to climb it.

Visiting Cesky Krumlov Castle

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In addition to the tower, there are tours that allow you to see inside the castle. There are two different tours, each lasting about 55 minutes, so if you are able to spend some time in Cesky Krumlov, you may want to take one of them.

◆Tour 1
See medieval rooms in various styles such as baroque, rococo, and renaissance.

・Business Hours
January 4 – May 31: 09:00 – 16:00
June 1 – August 31: 09:00 – 17:00
September 1 – October 31: 09:00 – 16:00

・Closed: Monday

・Fare
Adults: about 10 euros

◆Tour 2
This tour focuses on the Schwarzenberg family, who inherited the town and castle of Cesky Krumlov in the 1700s and renovated the castle into a baroque style.

・Business Hours
January 4 – May 31: 09:00 – 16:00
June 1 – August 31: 09:00 – 17:00
September 1 – October 31: 09:00 – 16:00

Closed: Monday

・Fare
Adults: About 10 euros

3. St. Vitus Church

This church is located near Svolnostei Square.

You are free to go inside, so if you are in Svolnostei Square, you should definitely stop by.

How to get to Cesky Krumlov from Prague

There are two ways to get to Cesky Krumlov from Prague: by bus and by train. Buses tend to be more popular as there is no need to change trains.

If you want to go easily without using too much energy, the bus is the way to go.

By the way, I have summarized the sightseeing in Prague in another article, so please check the link below.
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If you are going to Cesky Krumlov by bus

When going by bus, always make a reservation

・Booking on the website STUDENT AGENCY .

The bus departs from the bus station Na Knížecí and you can buy a ticket to Český Krumlov, AN.

Many people get off at Český Krumlov, Špičák, which is close to the old town, but be aware that there are only buses to Prague from Český Krumlov, AN on the way back.

・If you don’t speak English, you can make a reservation through Myu.
If you don’t speak English well, you can book the Bus from Prague to Český Krumlov from “Myu”. If you would like to make a reservation on the Japanese site, please contact us.

If you would like to make a reservation on the Japanese website, please click here to do so.

Take the train to Cesky Krumlov

You can also go to Cesky Krumlov by train. To get to Cesky Krumlov by train from Prague, you need to go from Prague to Cesky Budějovice station and change trains. You can take the train to Cesky Krumlov station and then take a short bus ride.

1. First, find out the time of the train you are going to take


Czech National Railways

Go to the Czech National Railways website and enter “Praha” in the FROM field, “Český Krumlov” in the To field, and the actual date and time of your trip. Enter the actual date and time of your trip.

It will take about three hours, so try to count backwards and enter three hours before the time you want to arrive.

This will give you the time of the train you can take.

2. Buy a ticket at the station in Prague

Purchase your ticket at the train station in Prague. If you don’t speak the language, make a note of the time and destination you want to take the train and show it to them.

The fare was about 10 euros each way.

3. From Prague to Cesky Budějovice Station

Finally, we boarded the train. We took this cute carriage from Prague to Cesky Budějovice station.

The best thing about this carriage! The best thing about this coach is that it’s private!

The seats are spacious, and you can enjoy a comfortable trip while looking at the peaceful scenery. Perhaps it was because it was winter when we went, but the train was not crowded at all, and we were able to use a spacious private room for two.

4. Change trains at Cesky Budyjovice station

Changing trains at Cesky Budyjovice station. The next train we took was this one.

This line runs through the forest and has great scenery, so it’s fun to just look out the window.

5. Take the bus at Cesky Krumlov Station


We arrived at Cesky Krumlov station. We’re almost to Cesky Krumlov. We will take a bus from here.

Be sure to check the destination sign at the bus stop, and check with the bus driver when you get on.

Bonus: Cesky Krumlov is not very accessible from Vienna

Some people want to go to Cesky Krumlov from Vienna, but there is no direct bus service.

If you go by train, there are many connections and it will take about 5 hours. If you charter a bus with a few people, you can get there in about 3 hours, so if you really want to go from Vienna, this is the way to go.

Three things you should know to enjoy sightseeing in Cesky Krumlov

1. The temperature is low. If you’re going in autumn or winter, be prepared for the cold

There may be many people who come to Cesky Krumlov from outside the Czech Republic, but compared to the surrounding cities, the temperature in Cesky Krumlov is lower.

The main sightseeing is walking around the city and you will be outside all the time, so it is essential to protect yourself from the cold. Be sure to bring a scarf, knit hat, and gloves.

2. It’s best not to bring large luggage

Cesky Krumlov is a cobblestone city with many hills. It’s hard to go sightseeing with suitcases and large luggage.

If you’re staying in Cesky Krumlov, it’s no problem, but if you’re going on a day trip, pack as light as possible.

3. Make sure you know where to catch the bus on the way back

The bus stop you get off at when you arrive may be different from the one you get on the way back. It can be frustrating when you can’t find the bus stop when the time you were planning to take is almost up.

We didn’t know which bus stop we were going to get off at, so we were very nervous on the way back.

When you arrive in Cesky Krumlov, be sure to check the bus stop for your return trip.

Summary: You can enjoy Cesky Krumlov on a day trip from Prague

Cesky Krumlov can be fully enjoyed as a day trip from Prague.

It’s not the easiest place to get to, but I think Cesky Krumlov is worth a visit for its different cityscape from Prague.

Please take a trip to Cesky Krumlov and enjoy a short trip.

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