The State castle Český Krumlov is a complex of forty buildings situated around five courtyards and seven-hectare grounds of the castle park. The complex grew up by degrees within each building stage from the 14th to the 19th century. The foundations of today\'s castle disposition were laid as early as the 16th century during large-scale Renaissance remodellings. The Český Krumlov castle is considered to be the second largest castle complex in Central Europe (next to the Prague Castle).
The whole castle complex can be passed through and is open to the public. During the tourist season, especially during the early evening, the stroll through each courtyard offers an extraordinary experience. Within the tour of the castle exteriors you can walk through the Lower Castle which consists of the Ist Courtyard of Český Krumlov Castle (Rejdiště - Romping Ground) and the IInd Courtyard of Český Krumlov Castle known as the Guardhouses. The tour then passes through the IIIrd Courtyard of Český Krumlov Castle and the IVth Courtyard of Český Krumlov Castle which create the complex of the Upper Castle. By crossing the Cloak Bridge you get to the Vth Courtyard of Český Krumlov Castle and then to the extensive Castle Gardens in Český Krumlovto which, however, entrance is limited by the opening times and performances of the South Bohemian Theater in Open-air Theater with a Revolving Auditorium.