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Bohemian city is a gilded repository of cultural treasures
IN the deep heart of Mitteleuropa (Central Europe), long isolated from the West, the Czech Republic has preserved a history of gilded baroque palaces and medieval monasteries. Less than three hours by train south from Prague, Cesky Krumlov in southern Bohemia has survived war, Nazi occupation and Soviet communism.
The city is on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. Gaze through a window on to everyday town life through the ages at the Regional Museum (Horni 152).
Neolithic axe heads, Renaissance suits of armour and painted wooden saints stand next to a Baroque town pharmacy (the Jesuit apothecary), traditional costumes, furniture and a unique 1:200 scale model of the historic town centre.
A parchment of 1309 contains the first known mention of the town. More: museum-krumlov.eu.
The city of Cesky Krumlov in southern Bohemia is on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list