You can start your journey in search of the artistic jewels of the city in the historic Latrán
district. A street of the same name will take you to the river and from there, over the bridge, to the main square – Svornosti Square
. You will be absolutely carried away by the picturesque little streets with Renaissance and Gothic buildings. If you become hungry, feel free to give in to the temptation of one of the local restaurants. Refreshed, you can now visit the Egon Schiele Art Centre
, which is close by. There you can see not only the current exhibition but also the interiors of the studios, where young artists from all of Europe as well as from Asia practice their arts. In Hradební street, you will have a chance to find out that street art is not exclusive to big cities.
You can stay immersed in the artistic atmosphere for a while longer and enjoy a cup of coffee in the local café. If you’re looking forward to seeing Schiele’s studio in the garden house, you will have to be patient – it is located at the end of the next river bend. The second crossing of the Vltava will first lead us to the Seidel Photographic Studio and Museum
, where you can have a portrait taken in the style of the period. After that, you can proceed to the promised house of Egon Schiele
, surrounded by the green garden full of flowers.
If you prefer a guided tour, use one of the daily thematic tours of the city for groups. We recommend the tours called “Dead Town” or “Egon Schiele and the Shadows of 20th Century”, inspired by the life of this artist.
To top off your impression of the visit, make sure you visit one of the famous evening performances in the unique revolving theatre
that take place in the summer season.
Český Krumlov is about 180 km away from Prague. If you want to go by car, the best option is to take the D1 motorway towards Brno and exit to the E55 towards Linz (Exit 21). You will go through Tábor and České Budějovice.
There is no direct train route to Český Krumlov. With a transfer in České Budějovice, the train ride takes about 4 hours. A bus ride (private bus companies) is somewhat shorter.