A Week in Central Europe - October 2006

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Cesky Krumlov

Český Krumlov is a small city in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has been named a UNESCO historical site and is extraordinarily well preserved. It lay practically asleep for nearly 200 years after the aristocrats who owned the castle moved away.
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 through 17th centuries; the town's structures are mostly in Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles. The town's German-speaking population was expelled after World War II. During the communist era of Czechoslovakia, Krumlov fell into disrepair, but since the Velvet Revolution of 1989 much of the town's former beauty has been restored.


Castle reflected in Vltava River

Golden Inn where we ate lunch

View from walkway into the castle

View from walkway into the castle

Vltava River

View from walkway into the castle

View from walkway into the castle

View from walkway into the castle. Vltava River

Vltava River

The Castle

View from the castle

View from the castle

Vltava River

The Castle

Vltava River

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