Ceský Krumlov has been recognised thanks to its remarkable number of important cultural and historic sights which attract great interest from both Czech and international visitors. The decision was influenced by the fact that Ceský Krumlov doesn´t just live on its past but has a rich and highly-valued contemporary cultural and social life.
The events taking place in Ceský Krumlov are frequented by well-known personalities from both the Czech and the international cultural scene. For example the star of last year's International Music Festival Ceský Krumlov was the leading opera singer Plácido Domingo. This year Ceský Krumlov will celebrate the 20th anniversary of being added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage sites which also contributed to winning the award.
Nicknamed "The Pearl of South Bohemia" Ceský Krumlov is visited by more than 1 million tourists every year, 60% of which are foreign visitors from all over the world. It is clear that the prestigious accolade will give a major boost to the growth of the town's tourism industry. The town will also benefit from a higher profile among travel journalists as well as visitors.
How to get there:
Ceský Krumlov is located 150 km south of Prague. Regular coach connection and one-day or multiple-day coach trips from Prague are available
Top events 2012:
Magical Krumlov - 30 Apr - 01 May
Five Petalled Rose Celebrations - 22 - 23 Jun
International Music Festival Cesky Krumlov - 20 Jul - 18 Aug
Jazzky Krumlov - 05 - 08 Sep
Festival of Baroque Arts - 15 - 23 Sep
Saint Wenceslas Celebration - 28 - 29 Sep
Krumlov Boating Marathon - 13 Oct
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