How to Spend 2 Days in Český Krumlov
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.
Day 1: Explore the Sights
Morning: 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.
Afternoon: 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.
Night: 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.
Day 2: Dive Deeper
Morning: 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.
Afternoon: 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.
Night: 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.