Rožmberk Pond

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Rožmberk Pond
Rozmberk3.jpg
Location South Bohemian Region
Coordinates 49°2′31″N 14°46′32″E / 49.04194°N 14.77556°E / 49.04194; 14.77556Coordinates: 49°2′31″N 14°46′32″E / 49.04194°N 14.77556°E / 49.04194; 14.77556
Type fish pond
Basin countries Czech Republic
Surface area 4.89 km2 (1.89 sq mi)
Average depth 6.4 m (21 ft)
Max. depth 12.3 m (40 ft)
Location of Rožmberk in the Czech Republic
The ponds Rožmberk and Káňov.

Rožmberk (German: Rosenberg-Weiher) is a large fish pond in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, next to the town Třeboň. Its area is 4.89 square kilometres, and has a maximum depth is 12.3 m, making it the largest pond of Central Europe.

The pond was designed and built under guidance of Jakub Krčín, working for the Bohemian aristocratic family of the House of Rožmberk and it is named after that family. The work was finished in 1590. At this time many fish ponds were established throughout South Bohemia.

Water from the river Lužnice flows into the pond.

References[edit]

  • The House of Rožmberk, History of the Rozmberks (in English and/or German "Rosenberg") noble family of Southern Bohemia and Lords of Krumlov and Rozmberk.

External links[edit]

Bohemia - A Year in the Wetlands - The Secrets of Nature Documentary