Walk to pilgrimage site on Křížová hora

The walk will take you to a Baroque pilgrimage site on Křížová hora above Český Krumlov, a memorable spiritual location with strong energy and romantic surroundings.

On the way to the site, which you will find less than 2 kilometres from Náměstí Svornosti (Concord Square), you can visit one of the landmarks around the south meander of the Vltava River or stop at one of the restored chapels of the Stations of the Cross from the 18th century. However, be prepared for a steeper climb. Your reward will be a stunning view of Český Krumlov and nearby Kleť and on weekends and holidays also the possibility to visit the octagonal chapel located on the top of the hill. On the way back, head along the red marked route to the Horní Brána district, where we recommend stopping for a well-earned rest by the Hornobranský rybník pond in the summer (small beach, children’s playground with climbing wall, volleyball and beach volleyball courts).

Route: Náměstí Svornosti → Kájovská Street → Linecká Street → Po vodě Street → Křížová Street → Stinná Street → U sáňkařské dráhy Street → Křížová hora → Šumavská Street → Příkrá Street → Kaplická Street → Horní Street → Náměstí Svornosti

  • map
  • walks/hikes
  • easy
  • 4,8 km
  • 140 m
  • asphalt, field/forest path
  • 1.5 - 2 hours
  • nature
  • sights
  • suitable for children
  • history
  • refreshments en route