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Czech Republic

WELCOME to the
Ceský Krunlov
Website, part of
the Colin Day
'Travelling Days'


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Links to pages in the
Ceský Krumlov site

1 : Town and Square
2 : St Vitus Church
3 : Minorite Monastery
4 : Castle Tower
5 : Castle and Grounds
6 : Journey from Ceský Krumlov

THIS SITE covers various aspects of the Czech Republic town of Ceský Krumlov. According to legend, the name Krumlov is derived from the German "Krumme Aue" which may be translated as "crooked meadow". The name comes from the natural topography of the town, specifically from the tightly crooked meander of the Vltava river.
The word "Ceský" simply means 'Czech' or 'Bohemian' (actually one and the same) as opposed to 'Moravian' or 'Silesian'. In Latin documents it was called 'Crumlovia' or 'Crumlovium'. The town was first mentioned in 1253 A.D. documents where Krumlov was called 'Chrumbonowe'.

The website results from a visit to the town in 2009. Much of the information appended to the pictures taken by the author has been obtained from the official town website which may be viewed by clicking here and to which due acknowledgement is hereby given.

It is is divided into separate pages relating to the various buildings and other places of interest in the town. There is a separate page showing locations passed by the coach on the journey to and from Ceský Krumlov.

A pictorial map of Ceský Krumlov containing links to pages in this website:

Passing your mouse over this picture will reveal various buildings and other features that are described in this site and a click will (hopefully) take you to the relevant page.

St Vitus Church College and Hotel Castle Tower Town and Market Square Minorite Monastery Cesky Castle

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