» Krumlov Guide: Your English Speaking Guide For Cesky Krumlov

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Hello. My name is Jiri Vaclavicek; you can call me "George." I have been an English speaking guide for Cesky Krumlov (click for sensitive map of the town or webcam) since 1998.

My personal tour of the town of Cesky Krumlov takes two or three hours. During my tours of Cesky Krumlov I give my clients general insight into the history of the town and into the different building styles. I am keen on history and current events as well so I try to combine them.

"In the non-stop hectic world we have created for ourselves, there is no time or place for rest, tranquility, relaxation, and quality time with loved ones. Whatever happened to lazy Sundays or simple, good healthy living?"

(Pedram Shojai)

“Slow down you move too fast
You got to make the morning last
Just kicking down the cobble stones
Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy

Ba da ba da ba da ba da…
Feelin’ groovy“

(Simon & Garfunkel)

The tour of the Cesky Krumlov Castle is done by the Castle's guides (click for castle routes). I recommend guided tour #1. The Castle is closed on Mondays and from November 1st till March 31st. Nevertheless it is possible to walk through the Castle grounds to see its exteriors 24/7 for free, except during some rare special events.

Also you might find the tour of the Baroque Theatre (in Castle) interesting as well. It is necessary to book it in advance because only small groups are allowed.

Feel free to ask me questions. I am here to make your stay more enjoyable and more interesting.

Welcome to Cesky Krumlov, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once you walk its narrow streets and cross its bridges, you will know why it is called "the Pearl of South Bohemia."

Happy travelling! Jiri Vaclavicek, Krumlov Guide.