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Church of St. Vitus

Admire a fusion of architectural styles and examine frescoes and sculptures at this 14th-century church, which overlooks the town’s main square.

Visit the Church of St. Vitus to discover a legacy of art and architecture that dates back almost 700 years. Marvel at the mix of architectural designs, find an interesting collection of religious artwork and see the tombs of famous noblemen. The church was established in the early 1300s by Peter I von Rosenberg. Aristocrats and members of royal families have since added to the structure’s appearance.

The church sits on a promontory above the meandering River Vltava and is one of Český Krumlov’s most-visited attractions. Admire the Gothic and Baroque designs of the façade. Notice the huge windows, which rise the entire height of the church’s exterior walls. Gaze up at an eight-sided neo-Gothic tower, added in the 19th century.

Inside, the church is adorned with artistic features. Examine the 17th-century Baroque-style high altar to see a painting of the coronation of the Virgin Mary. Look for a sculpture of St. Wenceslas, the patron saint of the Czech Republic, alongside icons of saints such as St. Francis Xavier.

Peek inside the Chapel of St. John of Nepomuk, built in 1725 by members of the aristocratic House of Schwarzenberg. At the chapel’s entrance are the tombstones of William of Rosenberg and his wife Anna Maria of Baden. Don’t miss the 15th-century frescoes that depict religious scenes and decorate a wall adjacent to the chapel. At the Resurrection Chapel you’ll find paintings by the Czech painter František Jakub Prokyš.

The church is just a short walk from Náměstí Svornosti, the main square in Český Krumlov’s historic center. Visit nearby city attractions including the Egon Schiele Art Centrum and the Regional Museum in Český Krumlov.

The Church of St. Vitus is open daily and admission is free. It’s an active place of worship so be respectful of worshippers when visiting. Photography is prohibited inside the church. Classical music concerts often take place in the facilities. Inquire at the tourist information center on Náměstí Svornosti for details.


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