Southern Bohemia Sights

Hrad Rožmberk (Rosenberg Castle)

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 01/23/2017

Fodor's Review

This sprawling castle overlooks the Vltava River, about 20 km (12 miles) south of Český Krumlov. Inside, on the main tour, you'll see a mix of Romantic and Renaissance interiors; portraits of crusaders; and the Rosenberg Hall, dedicated to the family's history. The second route shows the apartments of aristocrats. The English Tower is a 200-step climb, and rewards with beautiful vistas of the countryside. English-language tours on Routes 1 and 2 are available for groups only. The basement has a Museum of Capital Justice, but the information is only in Czech. Buses run from Český Krumlov's main depot but are infrequent on weekends. Legend has it that the ghost of a White Lady appears from time to time.

Sight Information


Rožmberk nad Vltavou, Jihoceský, 382 18, Czech Republic



Sight Details:

  • Castle tours (in English): 180 Kč Route 1, 130 Kč Route 2. Museum of Capital Justice 50 Kč, tower 40 Kč
  • No Route 1 tour Mon., and Nov.–Mar.; no Route 2 tour Mon., and Dec. Museum of Capital Punishment closed Sept.–May

Published 01/23/2017


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