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The State Castle and Chateau of Český Krumlov, which was included to the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Monuments in 1992, ranks among the most important European sights.
More than 300.000 visitors can visit its most important historical interiors, from the 16th, 18th and 19th centuries, and exteriors, during the tourist season (April - October).
The whole castle complex can be passed through and is open to the public The exterior tour shows a complex of forty richly decorated Renaissance and Baroque buildings and palaces, creating an impressive noble residence, situated around five castle courts.
The Baroque castle garden is rectangular shaped with dimensions 750 x 150 metres and is situated on a rise of four different levels. The Cascade Fountain, decorated with sculptures that represent the water Deities of water and allegory of the four seasons, dominates the park. In the middle stands a delightful Rococo Summer Manor Bellarie. The tour passes in a lengthwise direction by the wooden bandstand towards the end of the park where a small picturesque lake is located.
The castle routes, the 1st Guided Tour and the 2nd Guided Tour of Český Krumlov Castle, represent historical apartements from the 16th, 18th and 19th centuries.The Castle Lapidarium, main cellar area, has been newly arranged and is now used as a lapidarium where the original statues from Cloak Bridge and Castle Garden are stored.
The most important monument, the Baroque Theatre situated on the Vth Castle Courtyard, ranks among the most completely preserved Baroque theatres in Europe, with its original theatre fund of which contains preserved theatre building, auditorium, orchestra pit, stage, stage technology, machinery, coulisses, librettos, costumes etc.
Various castle interiors are also used for exhibitions of contemporary Czech and foreign artists on the IInd, IIIrd and IVth Castle Courtyard.
The Český Krumlov Castle boasts attractive exteriors as well as interiors. Such premises create an ideal place for activities of a period character which enable visitors to experience the authentic period atmosphere.