Pearl of South Bohemia, a magical and bewitching town located between the Šumava Mountains and the Austrian borders, on the banks of the Vltava River and in the lake region, Český Krumlov (13,200 inhabitants) makes masterful use of the natural riches of its location. Thus, from the meanders of the Vltava River to the escarpments of the relief, each of its elements gives rise to a clever and creative urban resolution: the castle and the town, whose foundations date from the 12th century, are thus a surprising and coherent blend of styles. In the 15th century, Emperor Rudolf II conquered the town and later Emperor Ferdinand II took possession of it and offered it to the Eggenberg family, who owned it for almost a century. In 1719, the Schwarzenberg family took over the castle until 1945, when it was taken over by the state. Left abandoned during the communist era, it wasn't until the Velvet Revolution of 1989 that Český Krumlov regained its former glory.

In 1992, the entire city was classified by Unesco. Despite the influx of tourists in the summer, Český Krumlov appeals at first glance, and in the winter you find a peaceful town that at first glance seems to have changed little over the centuries.

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