Český Krumlov – residence of the South Bohemian aristocracy The city was founded already in the 13th century. In the years 1230-39, Vítek II built an older castle that became the basis of the Krumlov castle, and around 1274 the city of Český Krumlov was founded. Thanks to its ideal location in the meander of the Vltava river, the city flourished from the beginning. The greatest flourishing occurred after the extinction of the Vítkov family in 1302, when by the decision of Wenceslas II. Close relatives from Rožmberk took over the town and the castle. For many years, the castle and the town of Český Krumlov avoided wartime devastation, which, however, was not avoided in the course of the Thirty Years’ War. The end of the Thirty Years’ War meant that the town came under the rule of the Eggenberg family, but that did not last long. After the Eggenbergs died out, the Schwarzenbergs took over the administration of the town and made it the main family seat for many years. We still admire the monumental reconstruction of the castle and the town from the period of Schwarzenberg rule.
A world-unique natural theater with an original use of scenic space. The auditorium is located in the Český Krumlov castle park. The place of the actor's action can be anywhere on the vast playing area.
Latrán – magical sight below the chateau of Český Krumlov. Since 1555, due to the decree of Vilem of Rozmberk, Latrán is an official part of the town of Český Krumlov. Until that time, it was developing as a separate town and therefore there was a significant rivalry between Latrán and Krumlov in terms of urban law and privilege.
Český Krumlov Castle and Chateau - a celebrity among Czech monuments With an area of over 6 hectares, it is the second largest castle complex in the Czech Republic after Prague Castle, and in addition to Prague Castle, Lednice State Castle can compete with it in terms of visitors.