Český Krumlov

Fairy-tale house - storage of national museum´s marionettes

Adresa: Dlouhá 29; 381 01 Český Krumlov (Ing. Vondrouš)
Telefon: +420 380 713 422
Mobil: +420 723 325 262
E-mail: expozice@krumlovskainspirace.cz

Opening times:

daily throughout the whole year 10a.m. – 6p.m.

Entrance fee:

adults 80 Kč
students, schools
30 Kč
family fee (two adults and maximally four children) 160 Kč

You even do not have to be on a trip with your children and the Museum of marionettes will be worth your attention. The historic building in the heart of Český Krumlov hides preserved old marionettes that are borrowed by the National Marionettes museum in Prague.

The fairytale wonderland in the historic enviroment

More than two hundreds marionettes are placed in their „natural enviroment“. The robbers inhabit the Šumava region forests, the aquarius plays with the drowned bodies on the bottom of Vltava river, and the actors of traditional southbohemian marriage are dressed in the traditional clothes. Even Spejbl and Hurvínek came to Český Krumlov, together with dr. Faust and Kašpárek. The original piece of mechanic theatre constructed in 1815 is worth your attention as well, together with the mechanic model of a fair. In the attic of the fairytale house a marionette operator lives. Unfortunately, he went somewhere and he is not here… but if you are patient enough, you will meet him.

However, the museum of marionettes will not be admired only by fairytale lovers. The museum is interesting also for historic architecture seekers. The exhibition is placed in the house that was built sometimes in the 14th century. One of the oldest profane fresco paintings in the south Bohemia can be found in the first floor of the building. It was probably painted sometimes in 1350 and 1370. The first written mention about the house is hundred and sixty years younger and is bound with the special event – the town was give the right to produce beer.

Beware, there are ghosts in the attic!

The mix of several building styles, that participated in the today´s looks of the Fairytale house, can be perfectly seen in the first floor. Right next to the baroque vault is the gothic stony portal and even the classic changes from the end of the 19th century can be seen by the experienced eye of a historian.

The house has been reconstructed in the past few years. When workers and craftsmen worked on the house a story was told. One day workers seen a white body on the attic. The ghost walked round the supporting structure and dissappeared near the chimney. It was a ghost of Vilemína, a girl that organised the black magic sessions and for this was taken to the hell by the devil himself. Today she wanders through the house and looks for her rest.

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