A distant second in popularity in the Czech Republic to Prague, Ceský Krumlov is a small storybook town that you shouldn’t miss if you are in the region. It’s only 3 hours from Prague, Salzburg, or Vienna, and it’s easily one of the best-value cities in Europe.


At least up to now, the gorgeous Ceský Krumlov manages to be very tourist-friendly without seeming overly touristy. Everything is a short walk from everything else, and the city is filled with lovely little restaurants that offer local specialties at amazingly low prices. You can even tour the impressive castle and garden complex for free, at least the exteriors.

There are a couple of cheap and well rated hostels, but even the small pensions and hotels offer rates that are very low considering how wonderful the place is. Spend two or three days here and you’ll be raving about it too. Interestingly, it’s incredibly popular with tourists from the far east, and they are really onto something here.

Cesky Krumlov prices


100 CZK = 4.65 USD

Cesky Krumlov facts

Population 14,000
Metro area 14,000
Time zone UTC+1
Currency Czech Koruna
Airports Flughafen Linz (LNZ) Prague-Ruzyne Airport (PRG)

Cesky Krumlov hotel prices

Rating Price (USD)
9.29 - 18.82
23.75 - 45.68
26.30 - 53.02
51.30 - 98.23
125.70 - 125.70

Recommended hotels


Penzion Pod Hrazi

Doubles from €38/night

Our pick: The best cheap and central 3-star hotel in Cesky Krumlov

Hotel seasons


Most travelers visit from late May into early September. Because of this, you may find that hotel prices have risen a bit. If you’re looking for more of a budget friendly vacation, consider traveling during other parts of the year.

April and early May experience mild temperatures alongside great weather without the crowds. September and October also see less people.

Cesky Krumlov hostel prices

Type Price (USD)
Hostel bed
3.02 - 3.71

Recommended hostels


Hostel Merlin

Beds from €12/night

Our pick: The best cheap and central hostel in Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Ceský Krumlov Castle guided tour You can see the magnificent exteriors of this castle and gardens for free. Going inside is by guided tour only. Adults 13.94
Students 6.97
Castle Tower Climb 162 steps up this iconic tower for views you can get nearby for free. Adults 2.32
Students 1.39

Cesky Krumlov transportation prices USD

Express bus to/from Prague 9.29
Shuttle ride to/from Vienna 37.17
3-km taxi ride in Cesky Krumlov 3.49 - 4.41

Cesky Krumlov food and drink prices USD

Food type   Price
Budget breakfast Your hotel should include breakfast. If not, there are only a few choices open in the morning. 2.93 - 4.88
Budget lunch Hearty Czech food like goulash and dumplings are cheap, even in sit-down restaurants. 3.90 - 6.88
Budget dinner Nearly every restaurant in town has loads of options in this price range. Dining in Cesky Krumlov is a bargain. 4.88 - 9.76
Beer (.5L) Eggenberg is the local beer, but Budvar and Pilsener Urquell are also cheap at every restaurant and bar. 1.25 - 1.95
Beer .5L (retail) Beer in shops is only a bit cheaper than in restaurants. 0.98 - 1.35

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Avg temps & precip


Best months to visit

April, May, September, October

weather advise for AmsterdamWeather advice

Due to its location, Cesky Krumlov sees nice seasonal changes throughout the year. Because of this, it’s best to research a bit beforehand, helping to make sure that you visit during the season you enjoy the most.

July sees the highest temperatures of the year while January experiences the chillest days of the winter season.

If you’re looking for long sunny days with mild temperatures, consider visiting in April. If you love rain and have a few umbrellas just waiting to be used, June is the right month for you.

Sunrise and sunset


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