Cesky Krumlov through Egon Schiele's Work

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City, Local Experience, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Hungarian (fluent), French (fluent), Czech (conversational), English (fluent)

While visiting all the main sights of Krumau, we will go through the viewpoints of Egon Schiele in Krumlov

Discover a city that has not changed in the 20th century, and get to know the landscape painting of Egon Schiele from a local. Even though he stayed in Krumlov only for a short period in 1911, the city marked him and the memory of it is present in his later works also.

The tour will take you to the less popular areas of the city, where you can enjoy the calm and have a relaxed day during your trip.

Jane Kallir wrote: 'Schiele's favourite landscape subject [. . . ] was the town of Krumau (today Cesky Krumlov), to which he referred most frequently as the 'dead city' (but also as the 'old city' and the 'city on the blue river'). Krumau, his mother's birthplace, was indisputably an old city, a medieval time capsule whose winding streets and crumbling buildings embodied for Schiele an eternity of human decay and persistence. Situated around and within a tortuous bend in the Moldau river (now called the Vlatava), Krumau has a compact, islandlike configuration that Schiele found compositionally intriguing


The tour covers the Old Town, The St Vitus church, the Jesuit college and seminary garden, we will go by Egon Schiele's mother's house, the St Josh Church, the Castle complex (courtyards), The Plesivec area, Egon Schiele's house, and the river shore in the town park. We will go up the Tower and enter some hidden terraces where the artist was probably looking from. On request, we can include the Egon Schiele Contemporary Art Centre.

For travellers interested in seeing the originals of the paintings covered, I suggest the visit of the permanent exhibition of the Leopold Museum in Vienna, Austria.
Comprising more than 40 paintings and over 180 works on paper, the Leopold Museum houses the largest and most eminent collection of works by the Expressionist Egon Schiele (Tulln 1890-1918 Vienna). The collection was compiled by the ophthalmologist Prof. Dr. Rudolf Leopold (1925-2010) over several decades.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At the hotel of the client. The tour takes all around the city, it can be started anywhere.

End location: At the hotel of the client. The tour takes all around the city, it can be started anywhere.

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.

The visit to the Egon Schiele Art centre is not included in the tour, it is a contemporary art centre with a small exhibition dedicated to the life of the artist. On request, it can be included to the tour.

What’s Included

Entrance to the Tower
Map, postcards published by the guide


The Cesky Krumlov Castle employes their own guides, I can only guide groups over 10 ppl in HUNGRAIAN and FRENCH in the INTERIORS of the Castle

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