|ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA||CZECH REPUBLIC|
|Jihočeský kraj||South Bohemia (České Budějovice) region|
|Okres: Český Krumlov|
Rožmberk is situated at an elevation of 528 m on a bend of the river Vltava, about 18 km south of the district town Český Krumlov in South Bohemia.
Already in 1150 Rožmberk (Rosenberg) was an parish. The village began to develop at the foot of a castle, which from 1250 until 1611 was the main seat of the mighty Vítkovci (Witigonen) family of the Lords of Rožmberk. In 1362 Rožmberk was chartered as a town; its charter was based on that of the old town of Prague and that of Písek. Since the 15th century the head of the Rožmberk family ranked first after the king of Bohemia. However, the family eventually became extinct in 1611. In the following year Rožmberk passed to the counts of Schwanberg who lost it in 1618 to the counts of Buqouy since they had participated in the Bohemian uprise.
The famous Austrian writer Adalbert Stifter (1805–1868) was inspired by Rožmberk to his book Witiko (3 volumes, 1865–1867).
Another glass in this collection is from Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Bavaria, Germany.