The city of Český Krumlov brings a lot of tourists to the area, as it is the highlight of the region and one of the most visited places in the country, of course after the beautiful capital Prague.
South Bohemia is the name of the most southern region of the Czech Republic. The region is divided into the following districts (okresy): České Budějovice, Český Krumlov, Jindřichův Hradec, Písek, Prachatice, Strakonice and Tábor. The roads we drove on revealed beautiful sights everywhere around us. From countryside and rural farms to green forests and perfect hammock spots to lakes and rivers perfect for a quick refreshing swim. The best part about Czechia are the dreamy fairytale castles spread all over the country. Did you know that Czechia is home to more than 2000 castles and it is the country with the most castles in Europe?
Our trip to the country of castles began quicker than expected. Austria kicked us away with terrible and rainy weather, but Czechia welcomed us with warm and sunny days. We crossed the border close to Český Krumlov, and after a good night's sleep, we drove towards the medieval town where the time had stopped.
The city itself
Český Krumlov is a town that you might want to move into or at least visit more than once. Walking on the streets, you feel like you have stepped through a time portal. The pavement and charming architecture surrounding it enhances the feeling of another decade. The town offers a fairytale feeling with fantastic architecture and magical castles rising from the hill. Due to its unique preserved medieval core, Český Krumlov is included in the UNESCO list.
One of the city's highlights is the Český Krumlov Castle and Chateau. Castle or chateau, you might ask. Well, both. The original plan, construction, and interior plan show development from the 14th to the 19th century.
Because of this, we can enjoy a magical medieval castle and a spectacular Renaissance residence at once. In the castle, you will find guided tours and some workshops like the unique experience of working with hot iron in the blacksmith’s workshop, under the supervision of an experienced blacksmith. The castle offers stunning views on top of the city.