Ceský Krumlov Sights

Český Krumlov (Böhmisch Krumau or Krummau in German) is a district town in southern Bohemia lying on the banks of the Vltava River. It is situated near the national reserve Blatenský forest.

Český Krumlov Castle

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Český Krumlov Castle is the seconds biggest castle complex in the Czech Republic built in the Reneissance style. It counts forty buildings and palaces dating back to 1240. We recommend you to visit the Lower Castle (with its famous tower), Upper Castle and be sure to take a walk in the Castle Gardens. The Cloak Bridge (Most Na plášti) is also a sight to see.

Inner Town

Would you like see Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings while taking a walk in a single town? Visit Český Krumlov and roam the streets of the the town centre. The best known buildings are the Renaissance Town Hall and the Gothic Church of St Vitus.

Latrán

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Latrán is a quarter of Český Krumlov, lying on the right bank of the Vltava River. The way from Latrán to the Inner Town leads through the Lazebnický Bridge. Across the quarter, there is a street lined by Gothic and Renaissance buildings, counting the town fortification and former St Jošt Church – a museum of puppets now.

Motorcycle Museum

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A historic mill would probably be one of the last places where you would look for a motorcycle museum. But that is exactly where you would find it, on the foot of the town castle, in one of oldest buildings in town. Museum boasts more then 20 historic motorcycles and other things connected to motoring.

Lets take a shuttle from Hallstatt to Cesky Krumlov with Czechshuttle.

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Hallstatt Sights

Hallstatt is a village of 946 inhabitants situated in the Upper Austria, one of Austria’s regions. It lies on the bank of the lake Hallstätter See and since 1997, Hallstatt – Dachstein/Salzkammergut has been inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage List.

Salzbergwerk

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The salt mining history of Hallstatt stretches back some 7,000 years. Village boasts the oldest salt mine in the world, called Salzbergwerk. Outside you can see a reproduction of a prehistoric hut. Although it is cold underground, individual levels are connected by wooden slides – a great source of fun for children and also adults. One of the attractions of the mine is the “Man in Salt”, a corpse found in 1734 right in the salt deposit.

Hallstatt Museum

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The museum has the second largest display dating from the Hallstatt era. A tour of the museum takes you on a journey through time. You will learn about the Iron Age (worldwide known as the Hallstatt Culture) and some of the  important historic events. If you wish to find out more about Illyrs, Celts, Romans but also the salt traders, mining history of the village and the life of simple people, you should pay a visit to the Hallstatt Museum.

Bone House (Beinhaus)

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In the 12th century, there was no more space to bury the dead in Hallstatt. So the villagers decided to reuse the existing graves. They treated the uncovered the remains of their predecessors very respectfully – bleached the skulls in the sun and painted the names of the deceased along with floral patterns onto them.

Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) of the Echerntal Valley

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The Glacier Garden is a relic from the last Ice Age. The glacier withdrew 12,000 years ago and left behind this wonderful natural monument. They only way to get to the see the Gletschergarten is to hike – in slightly more than an hour, you will be able to admire the ice mills and forests surrounding it.

Lets take a shuttle from Český Krumlov to Hallstatt with Czechshuttle.

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