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According to legend, the name Krumlov is derived from the German "Krumme Aue", which may be translated as "crooked meadow". The name comes from the natural topography of the town, specifically from the tightly crooked meander of the Vltava river.
Actual permanent settlements came into existence by a period of intensive colonisation in the 13th century. Below the castle and in the meander of the river a town which had been associated with the House of Rosenberg since 1302 began to spread in the second half of the 13th century. The first significant stage of the building development of Česk Krumlov is connected with the name of Peter I. von Rosenberg (died in 1347). The town spread, was fortified, the Česk Krumlov Castle was extended and a number of church buildings came into existence - St. Jiř Castle Chapel, original St. Vtus Church, and the St. Jo嗾 Hospital with a little church on the Latr疣.
In the second half of the 16th century almost all cultural events in Česk Krumlov were subordinate to the needs of the last Rosenbergs, Wilhelm and Peter Wok von Rosenberg. The Renaissance reconstruction of the Česk Krumlov Castle, sculpture and painting decoration, music, theater, literature - all these were to serve to the representation of the Renaissance Magnates in a high social standing.
The industrial evolution during the 19th century did not mark this region as much as other regions, because it lacked natural resources as well as the transport network. Heavy industry was not established here, the main manufacturing processes concentrated on timber and paper mills. In the 1870's tourism, photographic art and later film began developing and are connected with the opening of a cinema in Česk Krumlov in 1911 (http://www.encyklopedie.ckrumlov.cz)

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