Český Krumlov – Historical Centre

Castle, and palace with its accessories, and the unique theater of its kind, meander of the river Vltava, heraldic shield with five petals rose, medieval alleys with their bourgeois houses. This is Český Krumlov - a cosmopolitan city, with its unique environment.
This picturesque town is situated in a deep, and rich valley, in the meanders of the Vltava river in Southern Bohemia. The period of the greatest prosperity of the town is associated with the rule of the nobility of Rožmberk (1302 - 1602), who founded, in Český Krumlov, their headquarters. Český Krumlov was situated, at that time, at the crossing of contacts between the Czech interior, Austrian, and Bavarian space, the Danube, and the northern Italy.
Český Krumlov is located, approximately, 180 km south of Prague, near the border with Austria. The city is connected with the major urban centres of the country through a network of long distance buses. In summer time, you can enjoy the fast Šumava train that connects (once a day) Prague, and this region.

(Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992)