Castle Garden

zamecká zahrada

An integral and the most extensive part of the castle grounds, the Baroque garden was founded in the 17th century. It lies on a hill, on a plot in the shape of an elongated rectangle measuring approximately 150 x 750 metres. The total area is 10,875 hectares. The whole area of ​​the castle garden is surrounded by a fence wall.

  • open: April to October
  • unlimited entry
  • without a guide
  • entrance from the V. castle courtyard

Parts of the garden

The terrace of the so-called summer riding school – a rectangular space lined with mature linden trees, in the past used as a training ground for horseback riding, adjacent to it is the building of the riding school.

Terrace of the so-called lower parterre – a large roughly square area with a hint of renovated Rococo elements, in the upper part there is a Rococo cascade fountain

Terrace of the so-called upper garden – an approx. 500-metre long and 150-metre wide area with now mostly free landscaping. Here you will find a square castle pond in the back and the buildings of the Bellarie Summer Palace (in front of it there is a revolving auditorium) and the Music Pavilion.

Points of Interest

  • Castle saddlery – 18th century buildings in the Viennese Rococo style, a historic hall with excellent acoustics that can accommodate 400 guests including a table arrangement, and up to 650 seats for a concert
  • Revolving auditorium – unique the world over, it is a theatre with the highest ceiling in the world, summer performances are held here
  • Bellarie Summer Palace – an elongated octagonal building with an open gallery on the first floor and a double garden terrace, the building is not freely accessible, it serves as a cloakroom for actors and as the premises of the South Bohemian Theatre
  • Music pavilion – a small gazebo in the upper part of the castle garden, a preserved garden structure from the Rococo period
  • Cascade fountain – a fountain with statues of water deities, a balustrade, vases and allegories of the four seasons
  • Krčma Markéta Restaurant – originally the house of the castle garden guard
  • Magic herbs – an educational garden, which was created in connection with the filming of the TV series of the same name

Floor plan map of the garden

mapa zahrady


DMO Český Krumlov, z. s.