Castle Museum and Castle Tower

The new Castle Museum exhibition was opened in 2011 by the National Heritage Institute. Museum visitors have a unique opportunity to peek into the secrets of the castle depositories relating to the most important events connected with the Rožmberk, Eggenberk and Schwarzenberg owners of the Krumlov estate. Entry to the Castle Museum exhibition is individual, without a guide but with the option to rent an audioguide. This rounded six-storied tower, surrounded by the residential palace of the Little Castle, is situated on a narrow rocky promontory towering above Latrán and the Vltava River between the Ist and IInd Courtyard of Český Krumlov Castle. The origins of this structure are partly Gothic and partly Renaissance, as is evident from the tower's external appearance. The tower as well as the Little Castle is a segment of a structure dating from the first half of the 13th century. Castle Tower The oldest part of it is the groundfloor and first floor. The origin of the second floor is around the 14th century, while the third floor is part of the Renaissance belfry. We can not eliminate the Gothic origin, however, due to the bell dated 1406. Under the architect Baldassare Maggi of Arogno, the castle was remodelled and converted from a plain Gothic palace into a Renaissance residence, and the tower was provided with an arcaded gallery at the top in 1581. In 1590 the tower was decorated with mural paintings and figural and architectural motifs by Bartoloměj Beránek - Jelínek. In 1947 an ambitious reconstruction of the tower was realized. In 1994 - 96 the paintings and murals underwent reconstruction as well. Castle TowerThe Tower is the symbol of the town of Český Krumlov, of its history and beauty. It is "The towerest of all towers" as once characterised by Karel Čapek. The tower is publically accessible and offers a beautiful view over Krumlov and surroundings.

Castle Museum´s new exhibition contains the most important items from the Castle depositories.
This rounded six-storied tower, surrounded by the residential palace of the Little Castle, is situated on a narrow rocky promontory towering above Latrán and the Vltava River between the Ist and IInd Courtyard of Český Krumlov Castle.

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
1. 9.-31. 10. mon–sun 9.00 – 16.30
1. 11.-22. 12. tue–sun 9.00 – 15.30

Admission

without guide
  • Kategorie Price
  • Full tour price 180 CZK
  • Children 6-17 years 70 CZK
  • Youth 18-24 years 140 CZK
  • Seniors 65+ 140 CZK
  • ZTP, ZTP/P Cards 140 CZK
  • Children 0-5 years free
  • Journalist with press accreditation free
  • Free single or family NPÚ tickets free
  • ZTP/P Guide free
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  • ICOMOS card holder (only for card holder) free
  • National Heritage Institute card holder (+ max. 3 family members) free
  • "Náš člověk" card holder (only for card holder) free
  • Travel agency guide (only 1 guide for group from 15 persons) free
  • Pedagogical supervision (for school groups - 1 person per 15 children) free

Other tours

The first route at Český Krumlov Castle is focused on the original castle interiors from the Ranaissance and Baroque periods (16th - 18th centuries). It includes among other room the Castle Chapel of St. George, Eggenberg Hall with a "golden" carriage and Masquerade Hall.

this tour is available today 9.00 – 16.00

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The second tour route at Český Krumlov Castle focuses on the history of the Schwarzenberg family. It begins with a visit to the Schwarzenberg portrait gallery with paintings of members from the forefather Erkinger up to the early 20th century, and ends with a tour of the corridors of the "Cloak" Bridge.

this tour is not available today

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Baroque Theatre at Český Krumlov Castle is the best preserved Baroque Theatre in Europe, in its original building and with orchestra pit, stage, machinery, sets, librettos, props, costumes etc preserved. Due to its delicate restoration, the Baroque Theatre has become a unique complexly preserved historical sight.

this tour is available today 10.00 – 15.00

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The Baroque horse stables with barrel vaulted ceilings was built on the ground floor of the Renaissance House by the Schwarzenberg builder F. J. Fortini in 1750´s. The Renaissance House is located on the Vth Castle Courtyard where it sits against the western wall of the Catle Theatre. The Baroque horse stables represents the most significant...

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The seasonal exhibition Noble festivities and amusements is part of the project In the Footsteps of Noble Families. The thematic exhibition reminds aristocratic festivities and amusements in a broader context, i.e. entertainment and leisure activities that took place in the period from the 16th to the beginning of the 19th century not only at the...

this tour is available today 10.00 – 17.00

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71B5B7E7-ACEA-4214-84EB-20FF073CEC43 duration 55 minutes

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The Baroque Castle Garden, founded in the 17th century and situated on a hill sothwest of the castle buildings after the fifth courtyard is an integral part of the castle complex.

this tour is available today 8.00 – 17.00

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