The castle in Český Krumlov is the second largest one in the Czech Republic after Prague Castle. The city became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. On the way to this Jewel among the Czech towns, we will stop at the Hluboka Chateau, a little copy of the Windsor Castle, a popular wedding venue with its beautiful chambers and gardens. You will be able to walk through the park and enjoy the views of the monument, or you can take one of the many tours the Chateau offers.
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Have you ever dreamed of visiting a fairytale town? Then don’t go to Disneyland! Český Krumlov is real, and it is there a picturesque and magical place! Český Krumlov is located in southern Bohemia, about 180 km from Prague. You can see the old world’s uniqueness world in the old town, which consists of narrow, winding streets with well-preserved medieval houses. The town is dominated by the 13th-century castle, with charming interiors. The breathtaking Hluboká Chateau is located about half an hour from Cesky Krumlov, and it makes a beautiful stop on the way from Prague.
The journey will take us through the lovely countryside with few villages, towns, and fields; meanwhile, you will hear interesting facts about the Czech history & culture.
After about a two-hour drive from Prague, we stop at Hluboká Castle and visit the local gardens or even the interior of the castle itself, which are confusingly similar to English Windsor. However, it only takes an hour to attend one of the guided tours. Hluboká is also a Neo-Gothic gem, but a bit smaller compared to its English relative. The interiors are among the best-preserved and most beautiful in the country. Still, if you are not willing to do the interior tour, there is an option to stroll through the Chateau’s Magnifique gardens and enjoy the view of the monument from the outside.
Hluboká Castle is definitely worth a visit, but consider your priorities in advance as visiting Český Krumlov itself is very time-demanding. It’s up to you whether you choose two destinations and spend less time in Krumlov, or you choose to see only Krumlov and enjoy it to the fullest. In both cases, we inform clients that they should follow the indicated itinerary to get the entire program. We cannot guarantee a translation into your language for the Hluboká Chateau. Most of the comments are in Czech, and customers receive a text in their language. Because of this, we often stop in Hluboká for a shorter time and enjoy the grounds of the castle, or we go to the local restaurant for lunch and continue to Krumlov to spend more time there.
Upon arrival in Český Krumlov, we will climb to the castle gardens, which exceed the area of the entire Prague Castle by three hectares. The gardens are definitely worth a visit. There is a charming baroque fountain, a rotating auditorium and a summer palace. With a walk we reach the castle gate and stop at a romantic viewing platform with the most beautiful view over the whole city. Afterwards, a one-hour tour of the interior of the castle with a local tour guide or just a walk through the castle courtyards awaits us.
Since Terezín was used again for the Czechoslovak army after the occupation, the houses inside were reconstructed. We can only imagine what suffering was going on behind the walls of the buildings. In Magdeburg Barrack, we have the opportunity to see a reconstruction of the original dormitory and collection of drawings made by the Jewish residents of the ghetto.
Use one-hour free time to have a quick lunch in local restaurants or spend more time in one of our visited sites. Let us know in advance your choice so we can tailor-make the tour to your needs.
The last, but very significant stop will be the crematorium and the Jewish cemetery, where over 9000 people were buried before the crematorium foundation. In Terezín, tens of thousands of people perished (numbers vary), and 90,000 were sent by train to other concentration camps. Most of them didn’t come back.
Suppose you are willing to see in Terezin all exhibitions – 2 in the Small Fortress, the entire exposition in the Magdeburg Barracks, the Jewish ceremonial hall Columbarium, or even the hidden synagogue. In that case, you should consider a variant of a full day trip.