Cesky Krumlov, Czechoslovakia
Cesky Krumlov is a small city in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. The town is situated on the Vltava River and is full of Baroque buildings, housing, cafes and bars. It features a spectacular castle (the second largest in the Czech Republic), and an old-town square. The town's appearance is little changed since the 18th century and the buildings have been well maintained. Old Český Krumlov is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was given this status along with the historic Prague castle district.
The Český Krumlov castle complex is the most-visited site in town. You can walk through the castle complex for free, or you can pay for either a guided tour of the interiors and the unique Castle Baroque Theater or pay a small entrance fee to walk up to the top of the castle tower.
Things to See & Do
* Český Krumlov Castle & Chateau
* Zlata Koruna - monastery
* Sumava National Park
* Egon Schiele Centrum Museum
* Old Town & Town center
Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Czech koruna (CZK)
Language – Slovak, Bulgarian,Croatian etc.
Land Area – 22.16 km²
Population – 14,600 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 420
Travel Links – Fly into the Prague Ruzyne Airport (108 mi away) or the Linz-Horsching Airport in Austria (42 mi away). Český Krumlov can be reached from the Prague airport by bus or private shuttle.
From Prague, and other nearby cities or towns of Bohemia, getting to Český Krumlov by public bus is easier, faster, and cheaper than by train. Student Agency runs up to 8 buses per day between Český Krumlov and the Na Knízecí bus station in Prague, near the Anděl metro station. A one-way journey takes ~3 hours.
Czech Railways operates train service from Prague to Cesky Krumlov, via České Budějovice. The train leaves every 2 hours, trip takes 3 hours 40 minutes and requires a transfer at České Budějovice. The train station in Český Krumlov is located north of the main square and the castle; the walk to the center is 15-20 minutes downhill.