One of the first sites in the Czech Republic to be listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov makes a popular day trip from Prague, located around 3 hours south of the capital. The town’s eponymous castle is the centerpiece of its historic center, a vast complex second only in size to Prague’s Hradčany Castle and including the 15th century Church of St Vitus and the 17th century Baroque Castle Theater.

Despite suffering a period of neglect during the bleak Communist period and more recently, battered by floods when the Vltava River burst its banks in 2002, the majestic beauty of Cesky Krumlov has proved irrepressible. Dating back to the late 13th century, the town showcases an impressive array of 14th – 17th century buildings, many painstakingly restored to their former glory and revealing a striking mix of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture.

Once you’ve explored the dramatic Rococo gardens and grounds of the Krumlov Castle and strolled the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, take a trip to the famous Pivovar Eggenberg Brewery or relax in one of the town’s many atmospheric cafés. Alternatively, head to the nearby Šumava National Park, the Czech Republic's largest national park; visit the Zlata Koruna, one of Bohemia's oldest monasteries; or time your visit for one of Cesky Krumlov’s many annual festivals like the Five-Petalled Rose Festival, a traditional medieval celebration of the summer solstice.

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Cesky Krumlov Day Trip from Prague

4 star rating: Recommended 260 Reviews

If you love castles, you won't want to miss Cesky Krumlov's World Heritage-listed castle! Known as 'the Pearl of the Renaissance', the State Castle of Cesky ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.61

3-Night Prague Experience with City Highlights Tour and Cesky Krumlov Day Trip

Get to know Prague and Cesky Krumlov on a 3-night experience with hotel accommodation in Prague included! No trip to the Czech Republic should miss these two ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights

From USD $424.61

Overnight Cesky Krumlov Trip from Prague

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Get to know the postcard-perfect Czech town of Cesky Krumlov on an overnight trip from Prague. Your trip includes guided walking tours around Cesky Krumlov’s ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $258.45

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