Vyšší Brod is situated on the embankment of the Vltava River , about 30 km from Český Krumlov. In the 13th century Czech magnate Peter Vok I of Rosenberg originated the Cistercian monastery. According to the legend this act was the expression of thanks to the God, after Vok survived in heavy waters of Vltava. The monastery Church of the Assumption of Our Lady from the 13th century is its Most valuable part and its dominant. The oldest part is the square capitulary hall. Recently the Cistercian community has been living in the monastery. They have been reconstructing the objects step by step. The church, the capitulary hall, the third biggest library in Bohemia with its 70 000 books, the picture gallery and the Post museum have been accessible to the public.