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This Year Český Krumlov Turns 700

Český Krumlov castle
Český Krumlov castle

Český Krumlov (also known as Bohemian Krumlov, Krumau) a small but rather famous town in South Bohemia located on the Vltava celebrates its 700-year anniversary this year. The town is well known for its historic heritage and is proud to have the second biggest medieval castle in the Czech Republic. Český Krumlov was first mentioned in written in a paper of King Henry I of Rosenberg dated 2 September 1309.

The local castle was founded even earlier – about 1230 – and like any other survived until now medieval castle it was rebuilt and reconstructed a lot of times during its long existence. Luckily, it survived all the perturbations and wars and even the years of communist rule didn’t change it much.

The whole year-long program of festivities is worked out for including a wide range of various cultural events like an exhibition of town’s history opening in February. By the way, the document featuring first mentioning of Český Krumlov will be also displayed for visitors. Another big scheduled event is Český Krumlov 2099 children competition which will give kids a chance to present their views of town’s future via drawings, models, music and stories.

The town’s hall designated CZK 800,000 for the festive events, so usually quiet and tranquil Český Krumlov will turn into the arena of festive activity and kind entertainment park for tourist from all over Europe. So it seems to become even more attractive tourist destination this year and challenge Prague’s primacy.

Photo: Český Krumlov castle, by Tohma (wikimedia.org)

Date: 08/01/2009

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