Situated on the Vltava River in the south of the country, about 180 km south of Prague, near the border with Austria, Cesky Krumlov isthe cultural pearl of the Czech Republic’s – and one of its most charming historic cities.
With some 300 historic buildings, its cobble-stoned, winding streets and charming restaurants, the old-city promises several days of pleasant sight-seeing.
The historic city-centre, which has faithfully preserved its medieval aspect, has been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city’s appearance was influenced significantly by the architecture of the Italian Renaissance.
Ceský Krumlov architecture
The city’s outstanding Gothic edifice, the Church of St. Vitus, was erected originally in 1309 but completely rebuilt in the 15th century.
In the Czech Republic its castle-palace complex, built in the 13th century, is second in size only to that of Prague.
The atmosphere of the city is enhanced by the presentation of a number of recognised cultural programmes - such as its International Music Festival, the Old Music Festival, or Five-Petalled Rose Festival.