Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov is a pretty town in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It houses around 13 000 inhabitants and is situatated on both banks of the Vltava river. 

The town is built around the gothic 13th Century Česky Krumlov Castle. The castle  second-largest in the Czech Republic, second to Prague Castle and has been a designated  UNESCO World Heritage site since 1992.

The most interesting Cesky Krumlov Castle truth includes the name, which is originated from 2 various cultures, Latin and German. It actually shows how the landscape of the castle is set up because it is located within a rugged meadow. Castrum Crumnau, the Latin variation or Crumbenowe, the German name translates to Krumlov Castle.

How We Travelled

Elaine and I stayed in Cesky Krumlov in November 2019.

The beautiful town is small and enough to be seen in 1 day, however; I would strongly suggest you stay at least one night. The town takes on a different vibe when blue hour approaches and when the tourists are gone. 

We stayed for 3 nights in an AirBNB apartment and found it was a very comfortable. We were located just outside the Old-Town area which gave us the perfect balance of quietness and close proximity, a (15 minutes walk) to the tourist centre. I highly recommend staying with Romana and please use our AirBNB link to make a booking.


An interesting fact is that cars are not permitted within the Old Heritage area. So I would  advise arranging accommodation just outside of the Old-Town Area. Within the old town, everywhere is foot walking friendly.

For photography, this town was heaven. The preserved baroque buildings had a lot of character and the cityscape vantage point is one of my favourites. I would suggest if you are into photography, stay for a few nights, that way you can capture the city in a good light.