I and a professional driver will pick you up at 8 am in a hotel you are staying in. We travel around 2.5 hours to reach Cesky Krumlov from Prague. If you feel like to stop at the petrol station for a cup of coffee we will make a little coffee break on our way:-) We are very friendly and open-minded people. Cesky Krumlov is a town that reaches to the skies above a bend on the River Vltava, it is a pearl of Renaissance architecture and a place where the sumptuousness of the local castle, maze-like alleyways, richly decorated coats of arms of burghers houses, and wonderful floral gardens are harmoniously interwoven; at the same time, it boasts medieval pubs, ale-houses, galleries and graphite mines. Thanks to its unique preserved medieval core, Český Krumlov is included on the UNESCO list.Český Krumlov Castle is unusually large for a town of Krumlov's size; within the Czech Republic it is second in extent only to the Hradčany Castle complex of Prague.Description
The beautiful city of Český Krumlov is the 2nd most popular tourist attraction in the Czech Rep.after Prague.The center of the city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site,and well deserves the designation: a visit is like stepping back in time to the 14th century as you stroll this perfectly preserved labyrinth of laneways with its many Renaissance homes and buildings.Highlights include a number of well-preserved religious sites,including the Minorite Monastery and the exquisite Church of St. Vitus.
The massive Český Krumlov Castle dominates the old town and offers a fascinating look into the lives of the aristocratic rulers of Bohemia through the centuries. Although tracing its roots back to 1240,much of what's seen today was built in the 17th century, including the fine Rosenberg Ballroom, the splendid Chapel of St. George,the Renaissance Hall, and the Royal Apartments. Another feature of note is the castle's wonderful Baroque theater, built in 1682 and with still-operating stage equipment and props dating from the 18th century. A highlight of a visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the chance to view a variety of important collections of paintings, tapestries, and exquisite period furnishings. All told, the site consists of 40 buildings and palaces, five castle courts, and a park,so be prepared for a little walking.
Roman Catholic Church of St. Vitus,which can trace its origins back to the 13th century with the building of the first place of worship on the site. Adding to the church's distinctive profile is its tremendously tall roof, which is equally as spectacular when viewed from the building's sumptuously decorated nave. The church is also notable as the burial place of a number of important Bohemian families, including the Rosenbergs and the Schwarzenbergs, the tombs of which contain the remains of many generations of each family. Add to this mix an impressive 19th-century spire and a stunning façade, and there's little wonder the church is so often photographed.
A highlight of a visit to Český Krumlov is simply walking its many old streets and soaking up the splendid artwork that is everywhere around you; the city is famous for its many frescoes, a tradition that dates back centuries. It's also home to the Egon Schiele Art Centrum, a large gallery featuring classical and contemporary 20th-century artwork. Established in 1993, this superb privately owned gallery features an ever-changing roster of works by such renowned artists as Gustav Klimt, Salvador Dalí, and Pablo Picasso. Another highlight is the permanent exhibition of works by Viennese painter Egon Schiele, as well as an interesting overview of the artist's life and his time in Český Krumlov.Highlights
: Prague, Czech RepublicDuration
: 10 hours Voucher Redembtion
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