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Český Krumlov

 
photo:  (mojefoto.cz)
 

Český Krumlov is a unique architectural jewel, the importance of which is underlined by its inclusion in the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites in 1992.

 

Above the meanders of the Vltava River, a unique complex of municipal housing developed, mainly in the 16th century, along with an extensive castle and chateau complex, the second-largest in the country after Prague Castle.

The historical seat of the Rosenberg family includes a variety of chateau buildings, the famous Hall of Masks, the unique Baroque theater, the chateau garden with a Rococo fountain and the summer residence Bellaria with a revolving auditorium, which hosts seasonal theater performances. The Cathedral of St. Vitus, a valuable architectural work of the Czech Gothic style, is a significant feature of the town. Numerous cultural activities contribute to the lively atmosphere of the town, among them the International Music Festival, the Old Music Festival, exhibitions at the Egon Schiele Center, and the Five-Petalled Rose Festival (the rose was a symbol of the Rosenberg family.).


 

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Added: 04.01.2010
 
 
 

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