This old town is a jewel of historical architecture. Ceský Krumlov’s architecture still reflects a period of affluence- when buildings were built, commerce and culture flourished and the town grew in importance.
Most of the architecture of the old town and castle region dates from the 14th century to the 17th century. Structures are in Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles.
As with many buildings in Prague, the Soviets and their puppets in Czechloslovokia didn’t dare touch buildings like this. They let them crumble. This may in fact be better then knocking them down to build modern apartment buildings which is seen in less affluent free-market countries. The over-all effect today is tough to view positively. A huge cluster of apartments, housing 1000s, are were plopped down on the land just outside Ceský Krumlov. They make most housing projects in NYC look very attractive.