An exquisitely beautiful town - ranked second (after Venice) on UNESCO´s World Heritage List, and a "must-see" for serious travelers.
Located in the deep, meandering valley of the Vltava river. Enter your bold text here
While enjoying the impressive panoramic views, it would be no surprise for many of you to learn that in 2008 the prestigious National Geographic magazine classified this locality as the sixteenth most beautiful historic site in the world. When introducing the highlights of Cesky Krumlov, we have to mention the extensive castle premises. After Prague Castle, the residence of Czech Kings, the castle and chateau in Cesky Krumlov is the second largest noble residence in the Czech Republic.
It is possible to realize an attractive trip to Vienna or Salzburg. The story of the Castle is the story of Cesky Krumlov.
Both were founded in the first half of the 13th century, on a tall, rocky hill that is almost completely encircled by the River Vltava, almost a hundred miles upstream from Prague. The Castle was home to the Rozmberk´s, an extremely powerful family whose significance and holdings rivaled the King and the Church. In the early 16th century the family even minted their own coins, using locally mined silver and gold. The Castle has undergone major renovations in almost every century since the 14th , and much of what to see today stems from a 16th century expansion that transformed a cold and gloomy residence into a sumptuous palace.
One of the most significant additions was a brick playhouse, completed in 1767, which is connected to the chateau by a multi-level covered bridge. The theater equipment and furnishings are still functional and rank among the oldest surviving theater interiors in Europe. Inside you´ll also find 18th century sculptures and painted sets.
The Masquerade Hall,a Castle highlight, is a ballroom decorated in 1748 by Joseph Lederer. He painted himself as a coffee drinker. The merry aristocratic company comprises 135 figures of Turks, villagers, pilgrims, gardeners, soldiers and other figures. The space is occupied mostly by figures connected to the Italian commedia dell´arte. The Masquerade Hall is full of hidden Masonic symbols. Golden Eggenberg Carriage, the oldest preserved carriage in the Czech was made in Rome in 1638 by Giuseppe Fiochini on order by Johann Anton von Eggenberg, the Duke of Krumlov, who was asked to lead an important political mission, a journey to Rome to visit the Pope.
The magnificent carriage, a part of an imposing parade in the streets of Rome, was carrying gifts for Pope Urban the VIIIth. The chestnut wood carriage is gilded by 2 pounds of gold. Up to our time the beautiful Renaissance ceilings and decorations of walls have been preserved in some of the rooms. Inside there is a valuable collection of Flemish tapestries and a large collection of paintings.
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