Summer in Krumlov full of music, well-being and fun experiences
Music of various genres carries through the streets of the city, film productions from Monastery gardens illuminate the summer evening sky, aromas of all kinds emanate from pubs, and people of all ages roam the banks of the Vltava River. Český Krumlov entertains everyone, whether you are a local, from out-of-town or from far away!
Classical music, jazz and rock-and-roll were all on offer at the beginning of July at the 34th Chamber Music Festival, which culminated this year on July 24 and 25 with the Baroque Night at Český Krumlov Castle. It included a performance from a short wedding opera, The Power of Cupid and Hymenea, a wedding happily arranged by Franz Ferdinand Arbesser, who’s birth recently celebrated 300 years.
But lovers of other musical genres will also enjoy themselves in Krumlov. The Brewery Gardens host Tomáš Klus, the band Divokej Bill, Chinaski, Monkey Business and Wohnout. Another musical gem is the festival of the South Czech Philharmonic – South Bohemian Intermezzo. The philharmonic orchestra and their guests will perform across six summer evenings in the Brewery and Monastery gardens. The festival kicks off with a concert by the recent Anděl award winner Beata Hlavenková on 22 July in the Monastery garden, and during August you can look forward to, for example, Iva Bittová, Dan Bárta and Ondřej Ruml.
Films in Český Krumlov
This year, Krumlov has prepared a programme for film lovers as well. In addition to the unique TADY VARY Festival, which transformed the Český Krumlov cinema Luna and Český Krumlov into a film festival venue at the beginning of July, you can direct your steps to the Monastery garden in the evening for some of the best-loved Czech classics and documentaries from the One World Festival, held every Tuesday and Thursday. All screenings of the Monastery summer cinema feature a summer bar and are accessible free of charge. The summer programme ends on 25 August with the documentary 11 Colours of a Bird about the shooting of Václav Marhoul's feature film The Painted Bird.
Fun on the riverbank
In addition to the opportunity of going down the Vltava on a canoe, raft, paddle board or other vessel, all lovers of swimming in Krumlov have the opportunity to enjoy water fun right in the city centre this summer. Piers and modified entrances to the water can now be found in front of the garden house – Egon Schiele's studio and in the city park. In addition, you will find smaller refreshments in the city park, as well as restrooms and sports equipment and toy rental for children.
Krumlov with children
Enjoy Český Krumlov and discover places that have not yet been discovered, visit nooks you would not even know about yourself or walk through the winding streets of Krumlov and listen to engaging stories that took place behind the walls of historic houses. All of this is offered in Český Krumlov on guided tours throughout the summer.
Are you going on holiday with your children? Český Krumlov also offers a lot of fun for your little ones! Stories from history, museum exhibitions suitable for children, interesting facts on local architecture, sports and cultural activities, all of this is on offer in Krumlov for your kids!
Krumlov is full of activities all summer long. Galleries, museums and exhibition spaces attract visitors to come see works by renowned artists, theatre performers, musicians and other street artists showcase their talents on busy streets as well as remote corners of the city, local guides engage inquisitive visitors with mysterious stories about Český Krumlov, programmes and events for children are all under way and much, much more. Check out www.krumlov2020.cz and have fun along with us!