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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov, Czechia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Rep. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to Cesky Krumlov?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Cesky Krumlov, they said:

"Cesky Krumlov is a small town in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, known for its beautiful old town and castle. The official language is Czech, but English and German are also widely spoken, especially in tourist areas. The local currency is the Czech koruna, not the Euro, and while credit cards are accepted in most places, it's always a good idea to have some cash on hand. The cost of living in Cesky Krumlov is relatively low compared to larger cities in the Czech Republic, like Prague. However, finding employment in the town can be challenging due to its small size and the seasonal nature of many jobs. The town is a popular tourist destination, so the population can swell significantly during the peak tourist season. The healthcare system in the Czech Republic is of a high standard, and there are several medical facilities in Cesky Krumlov. However, it's recommended that expats have comprehensive health insurance. The public transportation system in Cesky Krumlov is reliable and affordable, but the town is small enough that many places can be reached on foot. Cesky Krumlov has a temperate climate, with warm summers and cold, snowy winters. The town is known for its cultural events, including the Five-Petalled Rose Festival, a Renaissance festival held in June, and the International Music Festival Cesky Krumlov, held in July and August. The Czech people are known for being reserved and private, so it may take some time to form close relationships. However, they are also known for their hospitality and love of good food and drink. Traditional Czech cuisine is hearty and meat-based, with dishes like goulash, roast pork with dumplings, and trdelnik, a sweet pastry. Finally, it's important to note that while Cesky Krumlov is a safe place to live, it's always a good idea to take standard precautions to protect yourself and your belongings," remarked one expat living in Cesky Krumlov, Czechia.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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