State Castle and Chateau Český Krumlov
The dominant and an architectural gem of the town, rivalled in size only by the Prague Castle - this is the State Castle and Chateau in Český Krumlov. While exploring it, do not miss the opportunity to see the impressive golden carriage from the early 17th century or the unique decorations of the Masquerade Hall. You should also be sure to take a peek inside the unique Baroque Theatre, the oldest of only four 18th century theatres in the world that have retained their original stage, furnishings and equipment to this day. Finding yourself in the castle grounds and not climbing the Castle Tower? You can't let that happen! For intoxicating views from 86 metres above the Vltava River, just climb the 162 steps. As you leave the castle grounds, don't forget to say hello to Maria Theresa, Wilhelm and Polyxena, a.k.a. the bear crew of the castle moat.