Where is Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic?
Český Krumlov (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtʃɛskiː ˈkrumlof] (listen); German: Krumau, German pronunciation: [kʁʊˈmaʊ̯] (listen), or Böhmisch Krumau) is a town in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.
Is it worth going to Cesky Krumlov in winter?
There are plenty of lively bars and riverside picnic spots – in summer it’s a popular hang-out for backpackers. It can be a magical place in winter, though, when the crowds are gone and the castle is blanketed in snow. Cesky Krumlov: Full day private tour from Prague and back. Price per group.
Who was the owner of the town of Krumlov?
In 1602 William’s brother Peter Vok of Rosenberg (1539–1611) sold Krumlov to the Habsburg emperor Rudolf II, who gave it to his natural son Julius d’Austria. After the Bohemian Revolt and the 1620 Battle of White Mountain, Emperor Ferdinand II gave Krumlov to the noble House of Eggenberg and the town became seat of the mediate Duchy of Krumlov.
When does the Cesky Krumlov music festival start?
The International Music Festival Český Krumlov begins in July and ends in August, and features international music of various genres. Other such events are held throughout the year. The summer music festivals include the blues, rock, and soul festival Open Air Krumlov, held in late June at Eggenberg Brewery Garden.
When was Cesky Krumlov inscribed on the World Heritage List?
Český Krumlov is a stunningly beautiful town in southern Bohemia, and after Prague Czechia’s second most visited tourist attraction. The historic center of the town was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1992. The historic center of Prague was inscribed at the same session and these were the first two Czech World Heritage Sites.
Where did the town of Krumlov get its name?
Located at a ford of an important trade route in the Kingdom of Bohemia, a settlement arose soon afterwards below the castle. The Czech name Krumlov is documented as early as in 1259. In 1302 the Vítkovci line became extinct and King Wenceslaus II ceded the town and castle to the Rosenberg family.
Is the city of Cesky Krumlov a fairy tale?
Český Krumlov a beautiful city in South Bohemia, feels like a fairy tale from the Middle Ages. Quaint houses, a grand castle, a meandering river. But, as we all know, there’s always a little cruelty in the fairy tales from those days. It’s no exception here and I’m shocked when I see the dark side of Český Krumlov.