Museum Fotoatelier Seidel 

The unique secessionist building that houses the Museum Fotoatelier Seidel tells the story of the beginnings of professional photography and of the local pioneers of photography. Visitors are shown a glimpse of the life of the town and its inhabitants one hundred years ago through the vast works of two generations of photographers. The museum can be visited with the CK Card.

Fotoateliér Seidel

Opening hours

year-round: Tuesday–Sunday 9:00–12:00, 13:00–17:00
last entry at 16:00

The length of the guided tour is 50 minutes. The tour can also be completed separately with a borrowed audio guide.


Contact, map

Linecká 272, 38101 Český Krumlov
phone: +420 736 503 871, email:  

Accessibility: Although the Museum is not located in the pedestrian zone, we recommend parking at the P3 parking lot near the municipal park, with a ca. 5-minute walking distance from the museum.

What you will see and experience

The exhibition in the photographic studio of Josef and František Seidel will surprise you with its authenticity, a plentiful number of period photographs, photo postcards, glass plate negatives, cameras and darkroom equipment. The attractiveness of the unique collection is enhanced by the personal diaries of the Seidels and original furnishings of the flat.

The museum regularly offers the possibility of themed period photography in the studio, and also organises other accompanying programmes and experiences such as lectures, exhibits, children’s events, school events and more.

Don’t miss it 

An interview with the museum's director Zdena Mrazkova who talks about the fate of the Seidel family and about their work.


DMO Český Krumlov, z. s.