Visit Cesky Krumlov - Best of Cesky Krumlov

CeskyKrumlov is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with one of the best-preservedhistorical centers in Europe. It’s often been called the perfect Fairy Tale city. Established in the 13th century, the town was first a German settlement, with a Czech minority, ruled by the House of Rosenberg. This communal disparity was heightened with the influx of German miners after gold was found here in the 16th century. The town changed hands from Emperor Rudolf II to Emperor Ferdinand IIto the House of Eggenberg and most recently to the House of Schwarzenberg. During these transitions it evolved from a Gothic to Renaissance to Baroque Town. From the beginning of WWI to the end of WWII, the town changed national allegiance multiple times until the Germans were finally expelled, and it became an entirely Czech town. Communist rule hit the town hard, but the non-violent Velvet Revolution restored the town to its former pristine beauty. Today, the town is revered for its incredibly rich and detailed historical monuments, the megalithic castle (which very unusually large for a town this small), and largely lush countryside.

Cesky Krumlov Travel Tips

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General Info

  • Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)
  • Currency: the Czech Korun (CZK)
  • Languages: Czech, German, English, French.

Electricity and Internet

  • Voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Power sockets: Type E

Security

  • 112 Emergency
  • 150 Fire brigade
  • 155 First aid
  • 156 Town police
  • 158 State police

Off-Beaten Path

  • Muzeumobchodu
  • Moldavite Museum - Muzeumvltavinu
  • Klet'

Tipping

  • 10% is expected in tourist areas.
  • Don’t judge service by whether they smile or not, just by how efficient they are.
  • Count your change when received back.

Tourist Traps

  • CeskyKrumlov Castle
  • Museum Fotoatelier Seidel
  • Latran houses

Customs

  • Czechs are fairly conservative.
  • Czechs have a dark sense of humor.
  • Give your seat up to elders.
  • Take shoes off before entering a dwelling.
  • The Czech sense of personal space is much smaller than others.
  • Nepotism and sycophancy are accepted as normal.

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Facts and Stats for Cesky Krumlov*

  • Pollution Statistics in Cesky Krumlov

    Know the pollution level of Cesky Krumlov before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 31.82 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 10 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 10 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 15 (Very Low)
  • Cesky Krumlov: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Cesky Krumlov for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Cesky Krumlov.

    • Burglary and Theft 14.71 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 13.24 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 8.82 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 14.71 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 8.82 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 13.24 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 16.18 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.71 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 73.53 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 20.59 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.18 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 26.47 (Low)
  • Living in Cesky Krumlov - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Cesky Krumlov is 188.09 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 82.5 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 78.95 (High)
    • Pollution Index 27.69 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.33 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 77.22 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80.36 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.74 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 97.43 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Cesky Krumlov

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Cesky Krumlov

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.52 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.68 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 103.65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 105.18 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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