Czech town Èeský Krumlov awarded “tourism Oscar”

Default, Featured, Tourism — By on May 25, 2012 at 10:37 am

The South Bohemian town of Èeský Krumlov has received The Golden Apple,a prestigious award which is the tourism equivalent of the film industryOscars. The UNESCO-listed town has joined the highly-regarded list of themost significant tourism destinations in the world. The Golden Apple has beenawarded annually for more than 40 years by the World Federation of TravelJournalists & Writers (FIJET). The only other Czech city that has achieved theaccolade is Brno which received the award in 2004.

Èeský Krumlov has been recognised thanks to its remarkable number ofimportant cultural and historic sights which attract great interest from bothCzech and international visitors. The decision was influenced by the fact thatÈeský Krumlov doesn´t just live on its past but has a rich and highly-valuedcontemporary cultural and social life.

Nicknamed “The Pearl of South Bohemia” Èeský Krumlov is visited by morethan 1 million tourists every year, 60% of which are visitors from all over theworld.

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