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Things to do in Český Krumlov

Best attractions to visit in Český Krumlov

1. Český Krumlov Castle - Český Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov Castle

The Český Krumlov Castle is located in Czech Republic and the history of the building dates back to 1240, which was the time when the castle was built by the Witigonen family that was supposed to be the main branch of the Rosenberg family. In 1989, the entire area was given the status of a national monument, and in 1992, the castle was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Český Krumlov Castle is located on a rock that was sculpted by the Polečnice stream and the Vltava River. The towers are truly a work of art as they represent Renaissance art in its true form and have been done in Baroque style. The castle is also home to the Český Krumlov Baroque, located on the Vth Castel courtyard. The theatre has the privilege of being one of the most well reserved Baroque styled theatres in the world that still has its original auditorium, costumes, coulisses, librettos, machinery, orchestra pit, stage technology, stage, and the theatre building, among the many things to do. The Český Krumlov Castle has a truly expansive structure, and it is recommended that you explore the entire complex that consists of around forty palaces and buildings that are located around the castle park and the five castle courts. Add the place to your list of things to do in Czech Republic.

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2. Egon Schiele Art Centrum - Český Krumlov

Egon Schiele Art Centrum

The Egon Schiele Art Centrum is located in Cesky Krumlov is a gallery and museum that exhibits the work of the famous Czech artist, Egon Schiele. The museum was established back in 1992, and since 1993, there has been a permanent exhibit of Schiele’s work along with annual displays of great artists like Klimt, Picasso, and Dali. The Art Centrum is located in the main square of the city and is open every day from 10 am to 6pm and the entrance fee is 120 Kč for adults and 70 Kč for children and the elderly. As you will enter the building, you will see that the gallery is on your left, whereas the locker room is straight ahead, where you can store things that you don’t want to carry. The best part about the place is that the space in the building is open, allowing you to have a look at the renaissance artwork and the beautiful arched ceiling; one of the most popular things to do at the Egon Schiele Art Centrum. The upper floor of the building has a permanent exhibit that will tell you about Egon Schiele’s life. The centre also has a café and a gift shop¬, so make sure you add the place to your list of things to do in Czech Republic.

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3. Kleť - Český Krumlov

Klet

Wondering about the things to do in Czech Republic? Why not visit the Klet’? The mountain is located in South Bohemia in Czech Republic and is the highest mountain in the Blansky Lees area. Klet’ rises to a height of 1084m and for things to do at Klet’, you have a café, restaurant, tower, and an observatory on top. You will have to pay a certain fee in order to get to the top of the tower but it’s worth it, as it will give you an amazing view of the South Bohemia skyline. The observatory has regular tours that you can enjoy every day during July and August. There is so much to do at Klet’, as you can hire a mountain scooter and can explore the trails during the wood. At the top of Klet’ there is a chair lift that can be accessed from Holubov. If you are climbing from Cesky Krumlov, you will have to cover a distance of 7 km and walk through a forest. Make sure that you enjoy the seated cable car as it will offer you a beautiful view of the Blansky forest that will surely leave you and your family mesmerized.

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4. The Marionette Museum - Český Krumlov

The Marionette Museum

The Marionette Museum is a very short walk from the Old Town Centre. If you were confused about what to add to your list of things to do in Czech Republic, you should definitely consider the museum as it is the perfect place to be with young children. The place was formerly known as the Church of St. Jost and has a beautiful interior with an open arched roof where the exhibitions are installed. The exhibition inside consists of a puppet theatre where there are curtains and stage designs from the 19th century. The Marionette museum recently added puppetry designs from the National Marionette Theatre collections located in Prague that must not be missed. The place also has a gallery where there are items for sale that were originally made by wood carvers and puppeteers. Make sure you check out the Baroque theatre too as it exhibits stage designs, properties, and Baroque machinery. You must stray back in order to catch the performance of the classic opera such as the Magic Flute and Don Giovanni. Go visit the place as you will surely love the exhibitions and the interior of the building, and the things to do at The Marionette Museum are numerous to say the least.

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5. The Museum of Torture - Český Krumlov

The Museum of Torture

Thinking about the things to do in Czech Republic? Why not visit the Museum of Torture? The place has been recently installed at the medieval cellars of the town hall and spaces have been created, which will transport visitors back to the Middle Ages, a time where punishments were horrific and the most gruesome methods were inflicted upon the guilty. The museum covers a total area of 400 m2, where over 100 torture instruments are exhibited. In addition to this, there are 10 wax figures and bone chilling audio visual effects that show witch burning and sword execution. The whole experience is very popular among the things to do at the Museum of Torture. The opening time of the museum is from 9 am to 8 pm and the admission rates are 80 Kč for adults, 40 Kč for students, children, and the elderly, whereas family admission is for 160 Kč. Head to the museum if you want to learn about the arms that were used to kill and torture people. The audio visuals of the witch killings are very graphic, and will give you an insight about how hundreds of innocent women were mercilessly killed throughout Europe.

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