Rožmberk nad Vltavou

Rožmberk nad Vltavou (German: Rosenberg an der Moldau) is a town in Český Krumlov District in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 400 inhabitants. The urban area with Rožmberk Castle is well preserved and is protected by law as an urban monument zone.

Rožmberk nad Vltavou
Rožmberk nad Vltavou seen from the castle
Rožmberk nad Vltavou seen from the castle
Flag of Rožmberk nad Vltavou
Coat of arms of Rožmberk nad Vltavou
Rožmberk nad Vltavou is located in Czech Republic
Rožmberk nad Vltavou
Rožmberk nad Vltavou
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 48°39′19″N 14°22′1″E / 48.65528°N 14.36694°E / 48.65528; 14.36694Coordinates: 48°39′19″N 14°22′1″E / 48.65528°N 14.36694°E / 48.65528; 14.36694
Country Czech Republic
RegionSouth Bohemian
DistrictČeský Krumlov
First mentioned1250
Government
 • MayorLenka Schwarzová
Area
 • Total24.81 km2 (9.58 sq mi)
Elevation
528 m (1,732 ft)
Population
 (2022-01-01)[1]
 • Total373
 • Density15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
382 18
Websitewww.mestorozmberk.cz

Administrative partsEdit

The village of Přízeř is an administrative part of Rožmberk nad Vltavou.

GeographyEdit

Rožmberk nad Vltavou lies on the Vltava river in the Bohemian Forest Foothills. The highest point in the municipal territory is the hill Velenecký vrch with 822 metres (2,697 ft) above sea level.

HistoryEdit

Rožmberk was founded in the middle of the 13th century. It developed on a trade route from Český Krumlov to Linz in Austria. While owned by the Bohemian aristocratic Rosenberg family, it obtained town rights and grew in wealth. In 1620 the town became property of Charles Bonaventure, Count of Bucquoy.[2]

SightsEdit

Rožmberk nad Vltavou is most known for Rožmberk Castle. Apart from the castle, other sights list Church of Saint Nicholas (first mentioned in 1271, rebuilt in the Gothic style in the late 15th century) and burgher houses from the 17th–18th centuries on the town square.[2]

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Rožmberk nad Vltavou is twinned with:[3]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2022". Czech Statistical Office. 2022-04-29.
  2. ^ a b "Město" (in Czech). Město Rožmberk nad Vltavou. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
  3. ^ "Partnerství města Rožmberk s Freistadtem slaví výročí" (in Czech). Českokrumlovský deník. 2017-06-22. Retrieved 2020-08-21.

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