What to See and Do in Český Krumlov

Český Krumlov is a wonderful town to walk around. A visit to the Castle is a must - be it for the tour of the interiors or to enjoy the castle grounds, gardens, and the view. Besides visiting the Castle, you should allow enough time for a walk around the historical town.

Castle Tower

Climb the tower of the Český Krumlov Castle for a great bird's eye view of the town and river below (160 steps, small entrance fee).

Castle Gardens and Rotating Auditorium

When you're in the castle area, make sure you take a stroll through the large gardens. They are beautifully maintained and are especially nice to walk around on a sunny day. Also take a look at the outdoor theatre with its famous rotating auditorium. The auditorium can be turned during a play to follow acts performed in different areas of the park.

Walk Around the Historical Center

You can spend a few exquisite hours simply walking aimlessly along the narrow streets and lanes of the historical center and exploring on your own. If you're staying overnight, try to take a walk after dark when the day-trippers are gone and you can almost have the town to yourself.