Castle and Chateau by František Alexandr Heber - Ceský Krumlov, Czech Republic
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Castle and Chateau by František Alexandr Heber - Ceský Krumlov
Waymark Code: WM18B36
Location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 07/01/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Ceský Krumlov State Castle and Château, the second largest castle and château complex in the Czech Republic, is one of the most important monuments in Central Europe and forms one of the city's main landmarks.

In addition to the castle interiors, which are presented to the public by two sightseeing routes, the complex offers a wide range of other historical delicacies in the form of the castle tower, a symbol of the rich history and artistic beauty of Ceský Krumlov, the Baroque castle garden from the 17th century and the Baroque theatre.

Ceský Krumlov is the second largest castle complex in the Czech Republic (after Prague Castle). It is a complex with five courtyards, 40 buildings, and a garden with a summer palace. The oldest part of this complex is Hrádek, a tower dating back to the establishment of the castle in the mid-13th century, perched on a promontory directly above the Vltava River. The ruler of Ceský Krumlov was Vilém of Rožmberk, the second most powerful man in the Kingdom of Bohemia.

The castle tower is not only the dominant feature of the castle but also the entire town. It stands 54.5 meters high and was completed to its present height in 1581. The tower houses four bells, with the oldest one, dating back to 1302, making it the oldest bell in South Bohemia.Y

The author this painting is František Alexandr Heber (visit link) .
František Alexandr Heber (visit link) .
F. A. Heber was a merchant and amateur historian, author of heptamerous book 'Böhmens Burgen, Vesten und Bergschlösser' in which first systematically described and documented Czech castles and fortresses.
You can find this painting in book 'Ceské hrady, zámky a tvrze západní Cechy' (visit link) .
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Artist: František Alexandr Heber

Date of Your Photograph: 05/06/2023

Medium of Painting: engraving

Date of Painting: Not listed

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