The 72 m Black Tower was built in 1553 and stands as a Gothic sentinel over the Baroque 18th century main square called Namesti Premysla Otakara II, providing great views of the entire city from atop. Samson's Fountain from 1727 anchors what is certainly the largest square in the Czech Republic and amongst the largest in all of Europe.
This former church and hospice dates back to the 13th century and was utilized for the care of older city estate workers until 1922. This photo also demonstrates the severly high water levels of the Vltava River in the spring of 2002.
Set along the lovely Vltava River, the Church of St. Vitus, with its inspiring Gothic tower, this 15th century structure houses some altars of interest and the hearts of some of the Schwarzenberg family.
The oldest part of the castle is the incredible frescoed round tower that gives the town its fairy tale impression. Built in the middle of the 13th century, it is painstakingly well kept and you feel privileged to wander its grounds. A very popular site are the bears that are kept in the moat that surrounds the castle.
Though this was not my best photo of the structure of the castle, I finally had some blue skies and the sun was in the right spot for this angle photo. I also include this photo to show some of the damage from the horrible flood of the spring of 2002. You can see the high water marks on parts of the wall of the river and a good thing the castle is built so high on the hill. The opposite side was not so lucky, and there was considerable damage throughout the town. The State Castle is among the greatest sights in all of central Europe and offers superbly preserved architecture from the 14th to 19th centuries. This is the newer portion of the complex and houses the Vaclavske Cellars with a ceramic art exhibition.
Cesky Krumlov stands as the crown jewel of South Bohemia and since being named to UNESCO's World Heritage List, has become the second most visited city in the Czech Republic after Prague. Built on the S-shaped Vltava River, this picturesque small medieval town has changed little since the 18th century and its a pure joy to wander its narrow cobblestone streets, devoid of traffic.
Built in 1731, the Baroque Town Hall sits majestically in the town square and is adorned with allegorical figures of Justice, Wisdom, Courage and Prudence.
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