Cesky Krumlov: A Medieval Journey
 
 
Travel Journal Exploring Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov: A Medieval Journey

Cesky Krumlov is a large town located in the Czech Republic, which is renowned for its well-preserved architecture from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. There are close to 15,000 local citizens living in the town of Cesky Krumlov and plenty of activities to partake in throughout the town, including museums, galleries, theatres, music festivals, and special event celebrations open to everyone.

Historically, Cesky Krumlov has two primary landmarks: the gothic church of St. Vitus and the chateau complex. The gothic church was built during the 14th century. The church houses the burial place of Vilem z Rozmberka, one of th most important nobleman in the Czech kingdom. He was known for his love of the Italian Renaissance culture and heralded for turning the castle and the town into a modern community. The complex is made up of over forty historical buildings, a cylindrical tower, and a Baroque theater with original architecture and equipment.

Another key attraction in Cesky Krumlov is the Cesky Krumlov Castle. Built in the 13th century, the Cesky Krumlov Castle is one of the most notable visitor sites in the area and is the second largest castle in the Czech Republic. It is an original gothic castle, which resides next to the River Vitava, and has been proactively protected to retain its medieval architecture over the last five centuries. The castle offers tours to visitors who want to check out the tower, corridors, and the rooms.

Tours are also offered through the town itself. Its narrow streets, Renaissance houses, shops, inns, and more make the historical town visitor friendly. There are also other cultural activities to take advantage of including the Museum of Torture, which displays various examples of torture instruments; the Fairytale House, which features puppets posed into different scenes from history and local customs; and a Marionette Museum, which is housed in an historical building and exhibits a puppet theater and many Czech marionettes from the late 19th century.

There are several music festivals which all take place in June and July and feature both local Czech and foreigner musicians. The Early Music festival in July features music from the early Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, along with contemporary world music.

Accommodations are centrally located to the historical sites of town. For those who are just passing through, it is possible to take just a day trip through the area to see specific sites. For more information about the Czech Republic town of Cesky Krumlov, visit the official site at CKrumlov.info. You can also take a look at a useful travel guide of the Czech Republic on ASDA Travel.


Travel Journal Exploring Czech Republic