At the end of 17th century, the Castle Baroque Theatre was built; and the Castle Gardens were renovated.
In 1719, a new dynasty, the Schwarzenbergs, inherited Český Krumlov.
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The original Gothic castle, upon which the town of Český Krumlov was based, was founded by the Lords of Krumlov (one of the branches of the Vítkovci family. The Vítkovci family was a branch of the powerful Witigonen family, which has the five-petalled rose in its coat-of-arms.
In 1302, the last Witigonen died, and the Witigonens' relatives, the Rosenbergs (Rožmberk), inherited the castle.
Český Krumlov offers visitors guided tours year-round in several languages, including English.
These tours provide visitors with an in-depth view of the history, legends, architechture, and culture of Český Krumlov.
At the end of the war, the German population was expelled.
Surrounded by rolling hills and the Vltava River, Český Krumlov's cobblestone streets wind past centuries old townhomes, inns, shops, and cafes.
Located in the southwest part of the Czech Republic, this picturesque city is home to about 14,000 residents.
In 1989, the Velvet Revolution brought renewal to Český Krumlov, eventually leading to its inscription into the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1992.
Český Krumlov is a cultural center with a dozen museums and galleries, a medieval castle complex with beautiful gardens, historic and modern theaters, including the Castle Baroque theater built in the 1600's, and the revolving auditorium, built in the 20th Century, and hundreds of cultural events each year.