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Ceský Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov (Czech: Český Krumlov, German: Krumau) is a small city in the South Bohemia region of Czechia, best known for the fine architecture and art of the historic old town and Krumlov Castle. Population: 14,600.


Old Town Cesky Krumlov seen from Krumlov Castle; St. Vit's Church at center right

Construction of the town and castle began in the late 13th century at a ford in the Vltava river which was important in trade routes. Most of the architecture of the old town and castle region dates from the 14th century through 17th century, structures are in Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. The core of the old town is within a horseshoe bend of the river, with the old Latran neighborhood and castle on the other side of the Vltava.

The Krumlov castle is unusually large and fine for a town of Krumlov's size; within Czechia it is second only to the castle complex of Prague.

Old Cesky Krumlov is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Cesky Krumlov is home to the Eggenberg Brewery.

The town suffered from damage in the great flood of the Vltava River in August of 2002.

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