Trains have a way of making travel easy, even if you’re a little undecided where you want to head onto next. The main Station in Vienna (Wien Hauptbahnhof) for international departures is just a few stops from most of the other city stations.
Grab a taxi and the best location to stay is the Old Town centre. Taxi cost about 5 Euro and approximately AUD7.30 on today’s exchange rate.
In 1947, the Schwarzenberg property including Český Krumlov was transferred to the Czech provincial properties, and in 1950 it became the property of the Czechoslovak State. The entire area was declared a national monument in 1989 and then in 1992 it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
One of the first places I like to visit is the Tourist Office of any city/town. Why? Because what’s on google and many websites the information is often out of date and not current. Plus if there’s anything worth knowing the staff will advise about ‘what’s on’. I also liked the clock showing Kangaroo Island (South Australia) time being shown? Don’t ask why …
Český Krumlov Card can be bought here and a list of places you can visit:
- CASTLE MUSEUM and CASTLE TOWER
- REGIONAL MUSEUM
- SEIDEL PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO MUSEUM
- EGON SCHIELE ART CENTRUM
- MONASTERIES ČESKÝ KRUMLOV
- BONUS FOR YEAR 2016
- Where do you buy Český Krumlov Card?
- How to use the Český Krumlov Card
Miroslav Páral, born June 9, 1955 in Prague graduated from the Secondary School of Ceramics Art and Design in Bechyně. In 1991 he established the Czech Ceramic Design Agency and in 1993 received the Award for Culture of the town of Český Krumlov.
Fairytale Cesky Krumlov swells with tourists from all over the world. Even though this was November, the number of visitors was still quite admirable for this time of year. However, I was still able to enjoy its beauty and charm without all the maddening summer crowds, although the weather being a little cooler, it was fine by me and preferable.
According to legend, the name Krumlov is derived from the German “Krumme Aue”, which may be translated as “crooked meadow”. The name comes from the natural topography of the town, specifically from the tightly crooked meander of the Vltava river. The word “Český” simply means Czech, or Bohemian (actually one and the same), as opposed to Moravian or Silesian. In Latin documents it was called Crumlovia or Crumlovium. The town was first mentioned in documents from 1253, where Krumlov was called Chrumbonowe.
Source: Cesky Krumlov Tourism