Medieval historic buildings still relatively intac

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One of the most interesting UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Saturday, November 16, 2013

Map of Cesky Krumlov
 
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Nov 16, Sat: CESKY KRUMLOV is both beautiful and delightful that have survived since the Middle Ages.   Construction began in the late 13th century as an important trade route in Bohemia.  The House of Rosenberg owned the town in 1302, and Emperor Rudolf II bought Krumlov in 1602, and gave it to his son.  Emperor Ferdinand II gave Krumlov to the House of Eggenberg, but from 1719 until 1945, the castle belonged to the House of Schwarzenberg.  

Most of the buildings in Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles and the castle in old town dates from the 14th through 17th centuries.  

The town was the seat of Duchy of Krumlov in 1910 when 8,662 inhabitants lived here with the majority of Germans and 1,300 Czechs.  It was annexed by Nazi Germany between 1938 and 1945, but the German-speaking population were expelled after WWII, and restored to Czechoslovakia. 

Krumlov fell into disrepair during the Communist era, but since the Velvet Revolution of 1989, much of the town's former beauty has been restored.  The town suffered from the great flood in August of 2002.  

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  


  

    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
     
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