Cesky Krumlov, a fairytale city, is located in the south of the country, close to the Czech-Austrian border. In 1993 the city was named a city-reserve and got under UNESCO protection. After the reconstruction Cesky Krumlov was given a second life and looks exactly the same as in the 15-16th centuries.
Bright facades of the renaissance buildings, multi-coloured graffiti on the walls, narrow tortuous streets, magnificent Cesky Krumlov Castle and fairytale atmosphere of the surroundings amazed Hans Christian Andrsen who visited the city in 1831 and 1851. The city was definitely a source of inspiration to the writer. Not far from the city one can see a very romantic Hluboka nad Vltavoy Castle which copies Windsor Castle.
Cesky Krumlov is a miraculously preserved medieval town, lost in time. Every street and even every building has a mysterious story or a legend – magical and romantic or scary and dramatic.
Distance: 173 km away from Prague, ~2.15 h. by car.
The visit to the city is a part of the excursion to Hluboka nad Vltavoy Castle.