World Heritage #0617 – Historic Centre of Cesky Krumlov

Last updated Nov 8, 2019 | Published on Sep 12, 1990Czech Republic, North and Central Europe, World Heritage Sites

A nice town square and a mighty palace, the town of Cesky Krumlov in the south of the Czech Republic should be seen.

The UNESCO World Heritage List includes more than a thousand properties with outstanding universal value. They are all part of the world’s cultural and natural heritage.


Official facts

Country: Czech Republic

Date of Inscription: 1992

Category: Cultural site

UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre’s short description of site no. 617:

“Situated on the banks of the Vltava river, the town was built around a 13th-century castle with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. It is an outstanding example of a small central European medieval town whose architectural heritage has remained intact thanks to its peaceful evolution over more than five centuries.”


My visit

I wrote this in my diary when I visited the city in 1990:

“The town is almost medieval, with narrow cobbled stoned streets and nice, small and well-kept houses. In the middle of the town, on a hill, towers the castle. We joined a guided tour – interesting.”

Read more about my visit.

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