Ceský Krumlov

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Český Krumlov


a city in southwestern Czechoslovakia, in the province of South Bohemia; situated on the Vltava River.

Český Krumlov is known for its castle (13th–16th centuries) with its art collection and 18th-century theater, the Gothic Church of St. Vitus (14th century), the Corpus Christi Church (15th century), a Minorite church and monastery (14th–17th centuries), and the remains of the city fortifications (14th–16th centuries).

Other structures of note include the Renaissance town hall (c. 1580), the Jesuit College (16th–17th centuries), and 16th-and 17th-century houses with ornamental attics and ground-floor galleries.

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