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.
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.”
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.”