Moravský Krumlov

Moravský Krumlov
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region South Moravian
District Znojmo
Commune Moravský Krumlov
Elevation 255 m (837 ft)
Coordinates CZ 49°2′40″N 16°18′35″E / 49.04444°N 16.30972°E / 49.04444; 16.30972Coordinates: CZ 49°2′40″N 16°18′35″E / 49.04444°N 16.30972°E / 49.04444; 16.30972
Area 49.56 km2 (19.14 sq mi)
Population 5,903 (1.1.2012)
Density 119/km2 (308/sq mi)
Mayor Tomáš Třetina
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 672 11
Location in the Czech Republic
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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 city 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 mighty 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]

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Moravský Krumlov is twinned with:


  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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