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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 Český Krumlov is connected with the name of Peter I. von Rosenberg (died in 1347). The town spread, was fortified, the Český Krumlov Castle was extended and a number of church buildings came into existence - St. Jiří Castle Chapel, original St. Vítus Church, and the St. Jošt Hospital with a little church on the Latrán.
In the second half of the 16th century almost all cultural events in Český Krumlov were subordinate to the needs of the last Rosenbergs, Wilhelm and Peter Wok von Rosenberg. The Renaissance reconstruction of the Český 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 Český Krumlov in 1911 (http://www.encyklopedie.ckrumlov.cz)

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