Two days in Český Krumlov give you time to thoroughly explore the charming Czech town—which boasts UNESCO World Heritage status—and get a sense of its history and culture. Here’s how.
Check off Český Krumlov’s major attractions on a walking tour that offers a more detailed introduction to local history. Tours typically cover the Old Town, St. Vitus Church (Kostel sv. Vita), and Český Krumlov State Castle and Chateau complex.
Spend your afternoon catching up on regional history and culture. The Regional Museum houses archaeological artifacts, Bohemian antiques, and a to-scale model of 19th-century Český Krumlov, while the Egon Schiele Centrum Museum is dedicated to the work of the Viennese artist Schiele, who briefly resided in the town.
Conclude an action-packed first day with dinner at one of the town’s many good restaurants. Afterward, have a nightcap at a cocktail bars such as Apoteka Café Bar or Zapa Bar.
Start your second day with a visit to the Graphite Mine, located just outside of the center. Don a hard hat and ride an electric wagon through the Czech Republic's last graphite mine on a that tour introduces you to the mining history of the area.
The town of České Budějovice is just a 30-minute drive from Český Krumlov. There, you can tour the original Budweiser Budvar Brewery. Another option is visiting the 13th-century Hluboká Castle, a Gothic fortress hailed as one of the most beautiful in the Czech Republic.
Spend your final evening in the popular U Dwau Maryi restaurant, located inside a building that dates back to the Middle Ages. The restaurant’s signature Old Bohemian Feast features an array of traditional Czech dishes.