Cesky Krumlov is a city in the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. It’s bisected by the Vltava River and dominated by its 13th-century castle. The castle has Gothic, Renaissance, and baroque elements, an 11-hectare garden, and an original 17th-century baroque theater. There are panoramic views of the old town and the river from the top of its round bell tower.
Cesky Krumlov’s old town, or Latrán neighborhood, has narrow cobblestone lanes, footbridges, and restored Gothic and Renaissance frescoes on building facades. The Church of St. Vitus has its own 15th-century frescoes. The Egon Schiele Art Centrum displays works by the Viennese artist, who was a resident in the early 20th century. The Regional Museum traces the local history and has a 19th-century model of the city. Exploring the river by kayak or on traditional wooden rafts is a popular summer pastime. Riverside pubs serve renowned Czech beers.