A Medieval Czech Town Where Time Stands Still

TripBlog
Dec 27, 2019

Cesky Krumlov, popularly known as CK is located in Southern Bohemia. It is the most famous spot to visit other than Prague in Czech Republic. It is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is known for its fairytale like set-up. You can take a bus from Prague and head there. It takes about 3 hours. We suggest spending a day there.

Contents

  • The Cesky Krumlov Castle: Full View in CK
  • Cheateau Gardens
  • Church of St Vitus|
  • Svornosti Square
  • Krcma v Satlavske Ulici Cave Restaurant: Domed Wall, Stone Walls
  • Papa’s Living Restaurant: Local’s Favorite Riverside ReStaurant

The Cesky Krumlov Castle: Full View in CK

The Cesky Krumlov Castle was built in 1204 and is the largest ancient castle other than the Prague castle in the Bohemia region. It is located just outside the Cesky Krumlov old town. The castle is separated into the castle, the tower and the museum. The castle was home to the Duke of Cesky Krumlov during the Medieval times.

The castle has a coloured tower as its landmark and faces the nook right at the Vltava River. The biggest highlight is climbing to the top of the tower and enjoying the best view the city has to offer; you’ll get to see a sea of red roof tiles. You can ascend the colour tower but the tower itself is very unique and artistic.

Up until today, the castle has kept the crown of the Bohemian Empire, a completely preserved Baroque theatre and some theatrical tools and set up. There are some 4,000 paintings dated from the 16th to 18th centuries in Italy, Germany and the Netherlands.

Cheateau Gardens

The Cheateau Gardens are located on the site where the Cesky Krumlov Riding School once stood. It is a Baroque garden. At the middle of the garden there is a waterfall fountain and is known as the “First Fountain of Czech Republic”. The Garden was built during the Eganborg family’s era and was reconstructed based on original plans back in the 20th century.

The garden is separated into top and lower parts. The top part consists primarily of scenes of nature in the woods, a unique theatrical grounds. You can have a picnic or hang out at the cafe there. There are more man-made structures in the lower garden and they are more refined. The plants are neatly cut and organized in rows. From the corner of the garden you’ll reach a small path towards the Cesky Krumlov castle.

A Medieval Czech Town Where Time Stands Still

Church of St Vitus|

The Church of St Vitus is of equal fame with the St. Vitus Church of Prague. It is a landmark which is a blend of Gothic and Baroque style. It is the source of development of this center and a spiritual focus of locals. The church sits on the shore of the river Vltava. Its arches soar into the skies and is a sight to behold.

The church houses several wall paintings dated to the 15th century. on the second floor, there is a large Baroque organ from the year 1761, as well as stone pillars, an altar and a refined dome. These are all worth visiting. The church is also where the tombs of the Rožmberk family reside, the most influential family in the 16th century.

A Medieval Czech Town Where Time Stands Still

Svornosti Square

The Svornosti Square is the plaza in the center of the town. Tourists and locals alike congregate here. This is the most popular spot in town. Locals like to sun bathe and chat at the plaza. There are also many artists busking there by playing the harp or dancing. It’s a great place to enjoy the small town culture.

There are many sites near the plaza. There is a water fountain and a memorial dedicated to the Plague on the Southeastern side. On the right there is a historic sculpture and the Krumlov municipal hall is also located here. Around the plaza there are many colourful houses which are great to look at.

A Medieval Czech Town Where Time Stands Still

Krcma v Satlavske Ulici Cave Restaurant: Domed Wall, Stone Walls

The Krcma v Satlavske Ulici cave restaurant is a popular location in Krumlov. Many locals and tourists visit here. During dining hours this place gets very packed. The restaurant is located where the old prison is. There is a domed wall, stone walls, a large oven and stacks of wood. Decor is very unique and really jolts your appetite.

The meals here are great. Pig’s feet, steak and fish are all great here. The prices are very reasonable too. The servers are friendly and there are live music shows at the restaurant. It’s a great place. You’ll need to make a reservations some 1 to 2 weeks in advance.

A Medieval Czech Town Where Time Stands Still

Papa’s Living Restaurant: Local’s Favorite Riverside ReStaurant

Papa’s Living Restaurant is located below the Vltava River and the coloured tower. It is a great restaurant with a wonderful vantage point. It sits near the river and you can see the boats on the river and the Lazebnicky Bridge. You can bathe in the sun, drink your lemon drink and watch people working out in the river. It’s a great joy to behold.

This restaurant offers primarily Czech cuisine and a lot of locals visit here. There is also Italian pasta, pizza and other simple meals. There are many options to choose from. Many servers speak English and English menus are available.

A Medieval Czech Town Where Time Stands Still