The name of the town of Cesky Krumlov (Czech Český Krumlov) comes from the German “Krumme Aue” – “crooked meadow”, and this is no coincidence. The city is located in a curved bend of the Vltava River. Krumlov was first mentioned in historical documents in 1253, and the appearance of the city has remained practically unchanged since the 18th century.
“Before us, as in the palm of our hand, stretches the city, fanned by the magical glory of witchcraft melting in the centuries. Its mesmerizing, magical beauty has long become a “by the town”. This city is generously endowed with nature, its past is rich in events, and each stone tells about a long past era … The city is located in the bend of the Vltava River, whose bed, cutting into rocky cliffs, creates such a unique natural foundation for the city and the famous fortress, so pristine beauty that you are unlikely to find anywhere else in the world … “- this is how the” Guide to Krumlov “, published in the Czech Republic, begins.
Small, amazingly beautiful Cesky Krumlov is famous not only for its original architecture and an old fortress. World fame was brought to the city by the Feast of the Five-Petal Rose, and the historic center of the city in 1992 was included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.
The buildings and streets of Krumlov are very beautiful and will be remembered forever. You will see painted houses and sculptural decorations, fabulous shop windows and charming courtyards. At the height of the tourist season, thousands of admiring tourists with cameras circle the medieval streets, or enjoy the beautiful landscapes in restaurants and cafes on the banks of the river, drinking all this beauty with incomparable Czech beer …
How to get to Cesky Krumlov:
The road from Prague to Cesky Krumlov by bus takes about 3 hours. This is a straightforward and fairly fast path. However, the bus can be overcrowded (especially on Fridays and Saturdays), and if you have not bought a ticket with a seat in advance, then you can stand up to part of the way.
From the bus station to the city center – about 10 minutes walk. If you have heavy luggage, or your hotel is far away, you can order a taxi or rent a car here https://carscombined.com/en/czech_republic_car_hire
There is no direct train from Prague to Cesky Krumlov. You will need to change trains in Ceske Budejovice, which is not difficult at all. The journey from Prague to Cesky Budejovice will take from 2.5 to 3.5 hours, plus another 45 minutes to Cesky Krumlov by commuter train, the trip on which will surely leave a vivid impression!