Cesky Krumlov State Castle

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Zamek 59, 381 01 Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +420-380704721
  • Ticket Price: 250 CZK
  • Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Tour, Castle, Historical Site, Theatre, Family And Kids, Architecture

Cesky Krumlov State Castle - Review

If you love architecture, if you love history, and/or if you love castles in Europe, you may want to never leave this castle. The first thing you should know before your visit is that this Castle is huge. It's so big, that its various sections have their own unique individualized tours. This is because over the years that has constantly grown. First constructed in the 13th century in Gothic style Page received a Renaissance makeover end 16th century and in the 17th and 18th century was again refreshed by Baroque and Rococo styles.

  • Tour 1: Starting from the IIIrd Courtyard of Cesky Krumlov Castle, takes you inside the castle's Renaissance and Baroque area such as Saint George´s Castle Chapel, Eggengerg Hall, and the Masquerade Hall.
  • Tour 2: Focuses on the Schwarzenberg family history - the Schwarzenberg Portrait Gallery, the lifestyle exhibit in the 19th century Suite and the Suite of EleonorazuSchwarzenberg.
  • Baroque Theatre: The exquisitely lavish theatre is among the best preserved of the period and the tour shows you the complete inner workings of the stage shows - auditorium, orchestra pit, stage technology, machinery, costumes.
  • Hradnímuzeum: In a beautifully appointed room, check out the precious artifacts from the Castle depositories and how they relate to the nobles who lived here.
  • Castle Lapidarium: Once, these cellars served as stables, for possibly a hundred horses. Now, they preserve and exhibit the collection of priceless statues at the castle including those from the Cascade fountain. Castle tower: This 6 story high structure is the city's landmark. After The Climb lyrics Beautiful lower levels you can get to the top for the finest views of the city.
  • Stables: The Princely stables hold historical transport - lavishly decorated carriages, saddles, and other riding paraphernalia
  • Wenceslas Cellars: Currently used for local ceramic exhibitions
  • Bear Moat: There are literally bears living in this moat.

Cesky Krumlov State Castle Information

  • There is parking.
  • Check out the castle souvenir shop.
  • Be 10 minutes early for your tour.
  • Remember to take breaks between extended tours.

Cesky Krumlov State Castle Ticket Prices

  • Detailed price lists for tours of the theatre, museum, lapidarium, tower, cellars, and garden can be found on the attraction website.
  • Admission free to Castle Garden, Cellars and Bear Moat.

Cesky Krumlov State Castle Hours

  • There are no guided tours on Monday.

Guided Tour 1:

  • September - May: 9am-5pm
  • June - August: 9am-6pm
  • Tours last 55 minutes

Guided Tour 2:

  • September - May: 9am-5pm
  • June - August: 9am-6pm
  • Tours last 55 minutes

Castle Museum:

  • Closed on Mondays from November to March.
  • April - May and September - October: 9am-5pm
  • June - August: 9am-6pm
  • November - March: 9am-4pm
  • Tours last 30 minutes

Castle Tower:

  • Closed on Mondays from November to March.
  • April - May and September - October: 9am-5pm
  • June - August: 9am-6pm
  • November - March: 9am-4pm
  • Tours last 30 minutes

Castle Stables:

  • April - October: 10am-4:30pm
  • Closed on Mondays.

How To reach Cesky Krumlov State Castle by Public Transport

  • Walk

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TripHobo Highlights for Cesky Krumlov State Castle

  • Cesky Krumlov State Castle Address: Zamek 59, 381 01 Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
  • Cesky Krumlov State Castle Contact Number: +420-380704721
  • Cesky Krumlov State Castle Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Cesky Krumlov State Castle Price: 250 CZK
  • Best time to visit Cesky Krumlov State Castle(preferred time): 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Cesky Krumlov State Castle: 05:00 Hrs
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  • 82.59% of people who visit Cesky Krumlov include Cesky Krumlov State Castle in their plan

  • 84.73% of people start their Cesky Krumlov State Castle visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Cesky Krumlov State Castle

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  • Absolutely stunning! As if time stood still! As always, there is a 'castle district' - which is free to enter. You are allowed to walk through to the gardens, dungeons, look at the moat with a bear etc. Then there are 2 ticket offices - which might confuse visitors. One, right at the beginning, is for the museum and tower. Once you get past this, you get to the castle entrance ticket office. This is ONLY to get inside the castle and see the rooms. The price includes a guided tour (a person walking you around and not a hand-held device!). Just like the Parliament building in Budapest, there are predefined time slots for specific languages. If you go early enough, you could choose between the 2 routes (assuming 1 long and 1 short) and your language preference. Ours was the longer route for an hour. Absolutely loved the information and looking at the artifacts that have been preserved from the 14th century. The items have been kept in their respective rooms/places and not in a separate treasury or museum. The labyrinth was awesome...my 4 year old loved walking through it. Since it was housing an exhibition, we were charged a separate entry fee.

  • Beautiful location but don't make the mistake we did. Bought a ticket and was not informed that we had a specific time for a guided tour. So we headed to the Tower next door (separate ticket and fee) and enjoyed the view. We then couldn't find the location for the start of the tour. So we decided to ask for some help and guidance. Go to the location in my photo at the time that is printed on your ticket. Someone will show up and then you can get into the Castle. Update: guided tour was fantastic! Our guide gave an excellent overview of the Castle and the heirless reign over the years of this wonderful second largest castle in Czech Republic.

  • Special and free visit to this castle with guided tours. Magnificent views of the art exhibition, palace and castle views are pleasing to the eyes and the heart. Fantastic interiors inside the castle. Nice scenery from all the places around this spot. Wonderful construction of this castle. Beautiful place.

  • Beautiful place, you really have to stop on your way to Prague in this lovely town. The old castle is amazing, looks like a movie set. No charges to enter the complex, just for underground complex. View is amazing from the top of the castle and from thr castle walls. Definitely worth a visit. You probably don't need more then 2-3h to visit everything in this entire city.

  • Český Krumlov is definitely a place worth a visit if you are planning a trip to Czech Republic. It's a lovely little historic town that will give you a taste of Czech middle ages. The castle itself is definitely a highlight of the trip. It overlooks the historic part of town giving you offering the visitors a fantastic view. One part of the whole complex is a beautiful garden. You do have to go uphill for a bit to get there but with these mideavelbcastles it's always an uphill trip. There are also tours of the inside of the castle happening every half an hour or so. So if you didn't get enough of the historic exterior you can experience another bit of history learning about the interior of the castle.

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