Moravský Krumlov

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Moravský Krumlov
Town
City
City
Flag of Moravský Krumlov
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Coat of arms of Moravský Krumlov
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Moravský Krumlov is located in Czech Republic
Moravský Krumlov
Moravský Krumlov
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°2′40″N 16°18′35″E / 49.04444°N 16.30972°E / 49.04444; 16.30972Coordinates: 49°2′40″N 16°18′35″E / 49.04444°N 16.30972°E / 49.04444; 16.30972
CountryCzech Republic
RegionSouth Moravian
DistrictZnojmo
Government
 • MayorTomáš Třetina
Area
 • Total49.56 km2 (19.14 sq mi)
Elevation
255 m (837 ft)
Population
(1.1.2012)
 • Total5,903
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
672 01
Websitewww.mkrumlov.cz

Moravský Krumlov (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmorafskiː ˈkrumlof]; German: Mährisch Kromau) is a town in the Znojmo District, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic. It has about 6,023 inhabitants (2005 est.).

The town is named Moravský Krumlov ("Moravian Krumlov") to differentiate it from Český Krumlov ("Bohemian Krumlov"), which lies in South Bohemia.

Founded presumably in 1260 by Ottokar II of Bohemia, the town boasts quite a remarkable history, reaching its peak in the 16th century as the residence of the powerful Lords of Leipa, hereditary marshals to the kings of Bohemia. In 1622, the Krumlov château and the domain were acquired by the House of Liechtenstein.

On the last night of World War II (7 May 1945), it was heavily bombed by Soviet air forces. As a result, three quarters of the town lay in ruins. The château, the Augustinian monastery, All Saints Church, and St Florian Church were among the buildings that survived.

Until 2011, the castle of Moravský Krumlov was home to the series of paintings by Alphonse Mucha known as "The Slav Epic" (Slovanská epopej),[1] which are now housed in Prague.[2]

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Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Moravský Krumlov is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cameron, Rob (10 August 2010). "Czech battle over art nouveau epic by Alphonse Mucha". BBC. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
  2. ^ Benjamin Cunningham (23 February 2011). "Slav Epic arrives in Prague". The Prague Post.

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