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Rožmberk nad Vltavou Castle

Rožmberk nad Vltavou Castle, Upper and Lower Castle

Rožmberk nad Vltavou
38218 Rožmberk nad Vltavou
Contact: Státní hrad Rožmberk

Telephone: +420 380 749 838


Location: Region of Český Krumlov
Type: Castles, chateaus, ruins

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Offered services:

  • Ticket and other booking
  • On-line ticket booking
  • Public toilets
  • Renting of the rooms
  • Refreshment
  • Touristic souveniers for sale

Rožmberk Castle was founded in the first half of 13th century by a member of the powerful Witigonen family, Vok from Prčice who later called himself after this castle Wok from Rosenberg. Very soon in the settlement round the castle a serfdom townlet arose. The castle became the administrative and economic centre of the manor.
The castle was named after the five petal rose that its founder had in his coat-of-arms. The German name Rosenberg (Rose castle) was Czechicized on the name Rožmberk. The Rožmberk family changed the castle into a beautiful Renaissance residence. The castle was interesting even later thanks to the Buquoy family who was holding the castle from the first half of 17th century till the year 1945.

Accessibility by road:
Rožmberk castle is located about 20 km to the south of Český Krumlov on a long spit above the Vltava river.


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State castle Rožmberk
382 18 Rožmberk nad Vltavou
phone: +420 380 749 838