The Městský park is a beautiful spot in Český Krumlov (and next to P3, one of the public parking lots around the town center). Check out the gorgeous view to the Old Town over the Vltava river from the park.
The Vltava river (Moldau in German) meanders through Český Krumlov. View from Městské sady to the Rooseveltova Street and the adjacent houses. Borislav Kiprin, a fellow traveller with a great taste of photography who accompanied me, snapped some gorgeous shots of Vltava and Český Krumlov, too
The main square (Namesti Svornosti) is a perfect point of starting the journey through the historic town of Český Krumlov. The info center is located here and the staff can give you some directions. You could also exchange money or at any exchange office around the town.
The November sun is shining upon the Old Town of Český Krumlov. The Old Town is a UNESCO World heritage site.
Tiny squares, beautiful houses...
Český Krumlov has lots of cute little squares scattered around the old town. Tiny shops & restaurants invite tourists for a short break.
Broad pedestrian streets divide into narrow cobblestone paths leading to majestic views...
Yet another view...
... of the Vltava river. The constant swooshing waters nearby must be so relaxing on a warm evening.
Rule of thumb...
A nice word (in Czech) open all kinds of doors! Most shop owners and restauranteurs speak German and English fluently though.
If you need a break...
... I recommend trying one of the local dishes like Svíčková (sirloin steak), Řízek (Schnitzel), Kuře (chicken) or some desserts like Palačinky (pancakes) or Trdelník (a spiral sweet bread; well, it's actually from Slovakia).
The pedestrian zone leads to the castle and offers a neat view to the Old Town... and the Castle itself.
Museum vs. Restaurants
I'm not a big fan of wax museums around the world despite all the "waxy" celebrities inside. The good part of Český Krumlov is museums are nicely integrated into the architectural landscape. The Old Town is a UNESCO World heritage site after all!
People (and dogs) of Český Krumlov
The population of the town is around 14 thousand people (to say nothing of the dogs). This cute fellow was in the yard of the Krumlov Castle barking at other Czech dogs. He was pleased to have a picture taken of him.
The yard of the Cesky Krumlov Castle. Quiet and spooky (especially after working hours). The castle dates back from 1240 and was renovated several centuries later. The castle was "owned" by Nazi Germany for 5 years before being seized back by the Czechoslovak government in 1945.
Krumlov Castle (Zámek in Czech) has a theater which is used just three times per year due to the age of the architecture.
Evening in Český Krumlov
A view to the town from the floating bridge on our way to the Castle Garden.
... leading to new hidden places in Český Krumlov...
The castle garden (Zámecká zahrada) west of the town center is so beautiful, specifically in autumn...
The Castle Garden is also a top-notch viewing point of Český Krumlov. As mentioned the entire area was listed as a UNESCO World heritage site by 1992.
The Castle Garden includes also beautiful decorative elements and a revolving theater.