Cesky Krumlov Tourism

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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 33.33 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (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 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 5.36 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 3.57 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 16.07 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 92.86 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 82.14 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 17.86 (Very Low)
  • Living in Cesky Krumlov - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Cesky Krumlov is 187.46 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 88.69 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 78.95 (High)
    • Pollution Index 28.74 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 90.8 (High)
    • Health Care Index 78.31 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.56 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 95.7 (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 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.41 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 48.32 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 113.86 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 114.22 USD

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

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