Český Krumlov State Castle and Chateau
On a rocky projection, fringed by the river Vltava, lies the second largest castle and chateau complex in the Czech Republic – the State Castle and Chateau Český Krumlov. Since 1992, this architectural gem has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the town’s historic centre.
The original Gothic castle consists of 40 structures and palatial buildings with five courtyards. A tour of its chambers will allow you to travel in time and space and witness the development of architecture from 14th to 19th century. Passing through its Renaissance rooms or its Baroque apartment feels like being in a fairytale. And when you enter the Eggenberg Hall and see the Golden Carriage, you will be speechless with astonishment.

On the last, fifth, courtyard there is the Baroque Chateau Theatre. It is one of the two well-preserved theatres in Europe, with the other one being as far as in the Swedish Drottningholm. In the theatre you can still see not only the preserved stage, auditorium, orchestra pit or stage machinery but also costumes and props.  The tower dates from the half of the 13th century and it is a prominent symbol of the town’s rich history. Inside you can find a belfry with four bells and a dungeon, more than four metres deep. You should not miss out on the marvellous chateau garden from the Baroque era, either.