Czech Krumlov

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October 25, 2021

Český Krumlov (Czech: Český Krumlov, German: Böhmisch Krummau) is a city in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. Located on the Vltava River. The historic city center was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992.

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Krumlov Castle is considered the second largest in the Czech Republic after Prague Castle. The castle is located on a steep rocky promontory, which is washed by the Vltava River. The road to the castle lies across a stone bridge decorated with statues of the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph the Betrothed. During its existence, the castle was rebuilt several times, adding to its image features of the Renaissance and Baroque. On the north side of the castle is a rectangular building, on the south side are the stables of the Renaissance, a salt warehouse and a stone fountain (mid-XV century). The tower offers a beautiful view of the castle and the city. On the east and north sides is a large courtyard of the Lower Castle, also there are the chambers of the count (1578); in the south wing - the mint, and in the west you can see the Gothic tower. The facades are decorated with sgraffito in the Renaissance style and frescoes in the Baroque style. In the center of the courtyard is a stone fountain (1641). Church of St. Vitus The Church of St. Vitus (Czech: Kostel svatého Víta) is a Gothic-style Catholic parish church in the Czechoslovak parish of the České Budějovice diocese. Located on the coastal cape above the Vltava in the historic center of Cesky Krumlov (Czech Republic), next to Krumlov Castle is one of the two architectural dominants of the city. The church is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Czech Republic "Historic Center of Cesky Krumlov" (since 1992), and is also a national cultural monument of the Czech Republic (since 1995). Approaching Cesky Krumlov by car, you can pay attention to two buildings that stand out from the city architecture. The first is a castle, and the second is a building with a high spire. This is the church of St. Vitus. Together they form a coherent architectural composition. The exterior of the church is made in the Gothic style, and the interior is dominated by Neo-Gothic. However, three confessionals are built in the Baroque style. There are two chapels at the church. Today church services are held in St. Vitus Church. Sometimes organ concerts are held

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