Český Krumlov Castle and Chateau

Český Krumlov Castle and Chateau

Český Krumlov Castle is one of the most visited castles in the Czech Republic. The historic Hrádek, founded in 13th century, was over centuries rebuilt to a castle, whose premises are the second largest in the Czech Republic after Prague Castle. Český Krumlov Castle and Chateau was a strategic seat of the powerful Vítkovec family, and later of the Rožmberks and the Eggenbergs. Český Krumlov also became an important seat of the Schwarzenberg family.

 

The Czech king was imprisoned twice at Český Krumlov Castle during its history. Henry III of Rožmberk had Wenceslas IV imprisoned here in 1394 and 1402.

 

The castle complex of the Český Krumlov State Castle and Chateau consists of 40 buildings located around five courtyards and is among the largest castle complexes in Central Europe. The whole Český Krumlov Castle and Chateau complex is walk-through and open to public. The castle complex is situated on a prolonged hill, which is bypassed by the Vltava river in the south and the Polečnice brook in the north. You can approach the castle using the old alleyways in the town and continue through four courtyards. Then walk over the Cloak Bridge and come to the fifth courtyard and the Castle Gardens where a unique theater with a rotating auditorium is located.

20.8.2009 | Prague guide | Cities |
Český Krumlov Castle and Chateau
Český Krumlov Castle and Chateau
Český Krumlov Castle and Chateau
Český Krumlov Castle and Chateau
Český Krumlov Castle and Chateau
Český Krumlov Castle and Chateau
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