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ČESKÝ KRUMLOV GARDEN

ČESKÝ KRUMLOV GARDEN
Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
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BACKGROUND

The Český Krumlov gardens lie between the imposing castle of the 18th-century Schwarzenburg princes and the surrounding Bohemian town, connecting the Gothic castle to the cobblestone streets and colorful houses below. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

WMF placed the Český Krumlov gardens on the Watch in 1996 and provided a grant to fund the documentation and reconstruction of the Cascade Fountain. This four-tier fountain is the centerpiece of the garden, flanked by two grand staircases that curve to follow its contours. Neptune and the water gods, carved in stone, recline in the middle of the highest basin. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Český Krumlov is one of the largest and most valuable examples of a chateau garden in the Czech Republic and indeed all of Central Europe. The gardens are a visual collage of history, demonstrating the course of landscaping and architectural development with their assortment of styles. (...)