In addition to its quieter pursuits, the city also boasts an abundance of fine restaurants, while the adventurous can hike nearby Mount Klet' or take a kayak or boat ride along the River Vltava.
Left much as it would have been when the couple lived and worked here, the museum features other highlights such as personal artifacts and belongings, as well as original furnishings.(English language guided tours are available.) The Wax Museum of Český Krumlov, in a fully restored Renaissance house, makes for a fun excursion, particularly for those traveling with kids.Also worth a visit is the nearby Museum of Architecture and Craft, which traces the history of the city's design as well as local trades and crafts.Construction of the Minorite Monastery, one of Český Krumlov's oldest surviving buildings, started in the mid 14th century and continued off and on until the end of the Baroque era.A top attraction for those with an interest in photography, Museum Fotoatelier Seidel traces the history of the art form back to its roots in the 19th century.
Located in the studios of photographic pioneers Josef and Frantisek Seidels, this fascinating museum houses a wealth of information regarding the early years of European photography, countless historic photos and postcards, glass plate negatives, and a great deal of old artifacts including cameras and darkroom equipment.
Adding to the church's distinctive profile is its tremendously tall roof, which is equally as spectacular when viewed from the building's sumptuously decorated nave.
The church is also notable as the burial place of a number of important Bohemian families, including the Rosenbergs and the Schwarzenbergs, the tombs of which contain the remains of many generations of each family.
Getting there is half the fun, and reaching the summit can be done on foot by following the well-marked trails, or aboard a fast chairlift.
Not far from the top of the mountain is the Klet' Observatory, while at the summit itself is Josef's Tower, an excellent observation tower built in 1885 and from which, on a clear day, you can see as far as the Alps.
Other highlights include the intricately carved entranceway, along with fine statues of saints, a high early Baroque altar and a number of old organs.