Cesky Krumlov is an enchanted town located in the Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. The old Cesky Krumlov Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
It's an amazing example of a quaint European medieval town whose architecture has remained safe for five centuries. The castle is set high on the hill with a wall of protection. Below is the town of winding cobblestone streets filled with shops selling Czech Crystal, jewelry, and pottery.
Vitkovci began building the castle in 1240 by the Vltava River because it was an important trade route in Bohemia.
Most of the architecture dates from the 14th to 17th centuries. There is a combination of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles.
The House of Rosenberg acquired the castle in 1302. Gold was found in the 15th century so miners came to explore for their own treasures. Emeror Rudolf II bought Krumlov in 1602 and passed it down to his son Julius dAustria.
Power kept passing hands and Emperor Ferdinand II gave Krumlov to the House of Eggenberg which made the town the seat of Ducy of Krumlov.
The House of Schwarzenberg had a long relationship with the castle because it took control from 1719 to 1945.
Visit the museum to see jewelry worn by royalty.