esk Krumlov

The sightseeings

Welcome in the esk Krumlov palace! The interiors offer several sightseeing paths, visiting the lapidary or one of the oldest baroque theatres in the world. For really low fee you may climb to the palace´s tower and see the UNESCO heritage from above.

Anyway, for enjoying the wonderful atmosphere of the palace it is even not necessary to pay. Nice walks are offered by the huge garden with flowerbeds and high trees making pleasant shades. Probably the most popular building there is the Bellarie villa, that serves today as a scene for the theatre with the revolving auditorium.

When you are arriving (or departing) the palace, do not forget to wave to the bears. They had been breeded there since the Romberk era, in the second half of the 16th century.

The First Sightseeing Path

„Golden brougham“ in the
Eggenberg chamber

Opening times:

april, may, september, october 9a.m. – 5p.m.
june-august
9a.m. – 6p.m.

Entrance fee:

in czech
in foreign languages
adults 150 K 250 K
children, students, disabled p. 80 K 160 K
seniors 100 K 200 K
family fee 360 K 600 K
  • opened daily except mondays
  • the last sightseeing tour begins one hour before the closing time
  • family fee – two adults and maximally three children younger than 15
  • Sightseeing with a guide: in czech, english and german languages
  • possibility of guide textbooks hiring: czech, german, english, french, italian, spanish, russian and dutch languages.

The first sightseeing path offers you everything you expect from the interiors of a palace – nicely decorated furnishings, richly painted ceilings, wooden floors, rich collection of tin dishes and decorative ceramics. There is something even more in Eggenberg chamber – the unique „golden“ brougham, surrounded by the portrait gallery of the family by which the chamber got its name. The palace interiors are designed in the rennaissance, baroque and rococo styles. During the sightseeing you will visit the palace´s chapell, devoted to saint George.

Second sightseeing path

Coat bridge

Opening times:

may, september 9a.m. – 5p.m.
june-august 9a.m. – 6p.m.

Entrance fee:

in czech in foreign languages
adults 130 K 240 K
children, students, disabled p. 60 K 140 K
seniors 80 K 180 K
family fee
300 K 500 K
Coat bridge
  • opened daily except mondays
  • the last sightseeing tour begins one hour before the closing time
  • family fee – two adults and maximally three children younger than 15
  • Sightseeing with a guide: in czech, english and german languages
  • possibility of text guidebooks hiring: czech, german, english, french, italian and spanish languages

The second sightseeing path is devoted to the last owners of the palace – to the Schwarzenberg family. Their chambers are equiped authenticaly, in the 19th century style. You will see chambers of prince Joseph II from Schwarzenberg, prince Jan Adolf II and princess Eleonora from Schwarzenberg, also chamber of marshall Karl I. Philipp Schwarzenberg, the leader of coalition army that defeated Napoleon in the battle near Lipeck. You will see the family´s portrait gallery that will introduce you to other members of this aristocratic family. At the end of the sightseeing you will go through the part of the famous Coat bridge.

Baroque theatre

Opening times:

from May to October sightseeings daily except Mondays at 10a.m., 11a.m., 1p.m., 2p.m. and 3p.m.

Palace´s baroque theatre

Entrance fee:

in czech in foreign languages
adults 200 K 350 K
children, students, disabled p. 130 K 200 K
seniors 160 K 330 K
family fee 490 K 610 K
  • family fee – two adults and maximally three children younger than 15
  • Sightseeing with a guide: in czech, english and german languages

The palace area in esk Krumlov is proud on one place, that is unique amongst the all Europe- one of the oldest and most perfectly preserved baroque theatres in Europe, building of which was built partly in 1682 and partly between years 1765 and 1766. The auditorium, orchestra area and stage are still functionable and were built in the second era of the construction. The theatre, in which performances occur only occasionaly, serves as a theatre museum. It shows the historic decorations, costumes, tool, libretti and notes.

Palace´s sculpture collection

Entrance fee:

adults 35 K
children, students, disabled p. 20 K
seniors 20 K
family fee
80 K
  • opened daily except Mondays
  • family fee – two adults and maximally three children younger than 15
  • a possibility of guide textbooks hiring: czech, german and english languages
  • wheelchair access

You may see sculptures from the Coat bridge and palace garden in the monumental palace´s basement.

Palace´s tower

Opening times:

November to March 9a.m. – 4:00p.m.
April to June 9a.m. – 5:00p.m.
July to September9a.m. – 6:00p.m.
September, October9a.m. – 5:00p.m.

Entrance fees:

adults 45 K
children, students, disabled p. 30 K
seniors 30 K
family fee
110 K
  • family fee – two adults and maximally three children younger than 15

Manneristic palace´s tower, that you see on every postcard from esk Krumlov, is nearly 55 metres high and 162 stairs lead to the viewplace on its top. The reward for managing such a climb will be wonderful view on the town and the surrounding countryside. Then you will understand, why the building was named as a „the most tower of all towers“ by Karel apek.

Palace´s gallery

There are three galleries in the palace: Vclav´s cellar, Galerry Mslenice and Gallery Doxa. For more detailed information about their opening times, entrance fees please contact the palace´s governor (see the section Contacts).

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