Photogallery: CZ: Sumava in Autumn I
CZ: Sumava in Autumn I
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Part of Kvilda is a former settlement of Bucina. Today this town is related to the "Iron Curtain". A border crossing to Germany used to be there. Forests around are located in the 1st zone of the Sumava National Park. In this zone, almost any human activity is forbiden and forests thus suffer under bark beetle. A look at destroeyed plains are rather scenes from some horror movie. Your heart will feel better in Susice by local mechanical Betlehem. Or you will enjoy a view from Klostermann's observation tower. The name to the tower gave well-known writer who used to live in Sumava.
Text and photo: Monika Babická
The highest castle in Bohemia, the largest water area in Bohemia, the largest national park in Bohemia, the largest network of cycling and cycling routes in Bohemia and perhaps the best active holiday in Bohemia.
Near Pilsen, in the small town of Plasy, there is a cistercian monastery founded by Vladislav II. In 1421, however, the Hussites burned it down. The Baroque appearance of the monastery and adjacent buildings is the work of the architects Jan Blazej Santini-Aichel and Jean Baptist Mathey, who from 1661 to 1739 led the rebuilding works of the monastery to the form we may see today.
Near Zelezna Ruda town, there are two amazing glacial lakes. The large one, Cerne Lake, is the largest lake in the Czech Republic. It partially came into existance thanks to the work of the men.
Forests of the Sumava, valleys, the meandering River Vltava, quiet, shades, smooth asphalt. So, what more you can desire as a in-line roller skater?
Are you not sure where to go in the Sumava? In case car is not a option for you, Mount Spicak and its surroundings are great option. The nature is amazing, vistas great and there are two glacial lakes.
If you like cross-country skiing, Sumava is the best place for you. The landscape is beautiful and its relief of mild uphill and long downhill terrain makes it great for cross-country skiing. When you are not into fast paced skiing on Sumava's trails, you can enjoy beautiful nature and local specialties. I present several tips to make interesting trips around Prasily, Srni, Modrava and Kvilda.
One of the most popular ski resorts in Sumava is interesting even in the summer. It is an ideal starting point for your exploration of the surrounding area.
No matter what direction you come to Sušice, the Stráž hill with the Chapel of the Holy Guardian Angels cannot be overlooked. Together with Svatobor, it belongs to the unmistakable landmarks of this town of Šumava.
The town was founded embraced by the wide valley of the Otava River under the Svatobor ridge as early as the arrival of the Slavs. The wealth of Sušice brought mostly gold panning in the Otava and the Golden Path. But the most famous dry goods are undoubtedly Solo matches. The factory for their production was built in 1839 in the city and operated until 2008.
On the border of the Šumava Nature Park and the Kochánov Nature Park you can find a village called Javorná next to the main road from Klatovy to Železná Ruda. Stop for a moment at the local church of st. Anna with unique shingle towers or Javorna straight as a great base for walking and cycling around.
In the premises of the former monastery in Plasy which included a brewery, there the Civic Engineering exposition was founded. It focuses on the presentation of traditional building crafts and materials. It also includes the Building Craftsmanship, where you can find, for example, an authentic historical workshop of a tinsmith or lime kiln. Exposition in the oldest parts of Plasy monastery will guide you through the history of the building, from the Middle Ages to the present.
Handsome decorating peaks of Sumava is the highest standing royal castle in Bohemia. Kasperk Castle seems unconquerable to many tourists even today when it is not necessary to defend against enemy attacks.
A town near Castle Kasperk, well, actually below it, is a gem of Sumava. Right at the first sight many tourists fall in love with it. It is an ideal base camp for trips to the surroundings; either by walk or by bike.
Susice is famous for its factory on matches production. Among the paddlers it is known for its camp. It is from there when many of them start their journey on the Otava river. Its locationa on the very border with Sumava National Park and Landscape Park Sumava makes it important for tourism.
Among places we want to visit due to their beauty is also area of Povydri in Sumava. There Zlatatrail used to be. It was an important trade route connecting Podunaji and Czech lands. Turner’s Cottage (Turnerhütte) was one of the places where trade caravans spent nights and refreshed.
People who love history will appreciate the following tip. In fabulous landscape of the Sumava with splendid panoramas and easy terrain there is Klatovy where you can take a nice break from everyday worries.
Its unique defense mechanism allowed it to quickly flood moats around the castle and also turn dirt into mud. The castle drained water from the Uhlava and therefore Svihov became basically impenetrable fortress. Let’s see this unique and greatly designed structure, well at least what has remained of it. Yet it is still awesome.
Almost a hundred thousand city in south Bohemia would deserve more attention. It shouldn’t be known only as “tourist suburbs” of Cesky Krumlov as it is known today. The royal city on the confluence of the Malse and Vltava impresses with its historical core; especially with Premysl Otakar II square with the baroque Samson’s Fountain and the town hall.
Mere 4 km west from Domazlice, there is the birth place of farmer Jan Sladky known as Kozina who fought for the rights of the Chods. He was also a character in A. Jirasek’s epic Psohlavci. In the town of Ujezd, you can see Kozina’s birth house, his memorial on Hradek Hill, and a nature trail with 15 stops.
Last week, we visited the European Capital of Culture for 2015 – Plzen. Today we continue in the tour of the city. We focus on experiences and events you shouldn’t miss.
These days you can download interesting tourist guide on our website Infoglobe.cz. It’s called Trip Destinations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
A large nature complex with ponds – former Renaissance garden crossed by circuit nature trail – is part of Horsovsky Tyn chateau. The trail would take you to three historicaly valuable buildings: loreto chapel, gloriette, and summer house. Despite the bikers are forbidden to enter, few abide by.
A town near Lipno water dam is reachable by ferry, train, car, or along some of bike trails. From the dam it ascends to a forest park Dobra Voda to places where are views of Sumava, Lipno water dam, and in case of good weather also the Alps. Across the town goes a nature trail named in honor of poet A. Stifter born in Sumava.
In the preserved premises of the former brewery at the Plasy monastery, there was an exhibition o...
Javorná is pretty in itself, but it is also a great base from which to explore the surroundings. ...
Do you know where in the Czech Republic there are two glacier lakes right one next to another? In...
Spicak mountain is a popular place in the Sumava. The most unforgettable of vistas are waiting fo...
Susice is well-known not just for its matches factory Solo. It is a popular destination for paddl...
In a town in the district of Klatovy there live about 15 hundred people. Kasperske Hory is an ide...
Kasperk Castle is the highest situated royal castle in Bohemia. Charles IV built it on Zdanov Hil...