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Český Krumlov won the “tourist Oscar”

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Český Krumlov, which is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1992, belongs among the greatest attractions of the Czech Republic. Ten years later, in 2012, the city has experienced another success- the most significant award a tourist attraction can gain, the so-called tourist Oscar, the Golden Apple. 

Thus Český Krumlov (map) was included among the top tourist attraction in the world. The prize has been awarded by the World Federation of Travel Journalists and Writers (FIJET) for more than 40 years. In total, 43 such awards were given to sites all over the world. The only Czech city that has already gained it is Brno (in 2004).

The prestigious award was given to the town of Český Krumlov especially due to the extraordinary amount of cultural and historical monuments that are constantly visited by tourists from the Czech Republic as well as from the world. The rich and highly evaluated all year round cultural programme and social life of the city also played a role in gaining the prize. 

Český Krumlov is a remarkable architectonic gem that is formed by a unique complex of city buildings mostly from the 16th century and a large chateau and castle complex which is the second biggest chateau complex after Prague Castle in the Czech Republic. This touristic pearl of Bohemia is annually visited by more than a million visitors.

Author: Romana Kuncová
Added: 26.05.2012

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