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CZ, Sumava: Cerne and Certovo Lakes – Remnants of the Ice Age – VIDEO
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.
If you make Spicak town your point of start, bear in mind there is the nearest train station and many parking lots. First, a steep climb up Spicak slope is upon you. Then you would follow a pleasant road through spruce forest until you would reach Certovo lake.
Certovo Lake is situated at 1 030 meters of altitude. Its maximum depth is 35 meters and it covers an area of 10.33 ha. It is the only glacial lake which falls into the Danube river basin. It is because the river flows out to the River Rezna and then flows on to Germany.
Grandiose Mount Jezerni rises above Cerne and Certovo lakes. The mountains is almost entirely covered with forest. The forest here has been preserved largely thanks to the fact that the former regime made this area an unacessible border zone. Today, this region is under strict protection.
Going further towards Cerne Lake, we climb up Spicak mountain. Then, several kilometers on, a steep descend follows. Cerne Lake covers an area of 18,43 hectares and is situated at 1 008 meters of altitude. Its maximum depth is 40.6 meters.
The name comes after dark reflection of thick forest surrounding it. Probably. And also, after dim pollen sediments on the lake bed. The water flows away through the Cerny Stream to the Uhlava River and then to the rivers Berounka and Vltava and eventually ends up in the Elbe. Take notice of a small hydroeletric power dam that uses the water in the lake as well. The first pumping power plant was built here on Cerne Lake in the years 1929 and 1930. The power plant has been in operation ever since.
We can return back to Spicak from Cerne Lake, and make a stop along the way on its summit. Alternatively, you can go on to ne of the three other trails. You can also use bike to get around there or, in winter, put on cross-country ski.
Many parts of the Bohemian Forest belong to those corners of the Czech Republic that are still waiting to be discovered. Let's walk together on a beautiful nature trail near Domažlice. At a time when spring was only slowly beginning to fight winter.
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.
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.
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 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.
Quarantine gives us basically the only way to enjoy the fresh air, and these are walks in the wild, ideally in places where we will be alone. Let's stop panicking for a while and let us enjoy the quiet observation of the awakening nature. It is beauty!
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.
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.
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.
Kvilda is a small alpine town with an old history of gold placer mining crossed by the Golden route, a trading route. Today it is a busy and popular tourist center, it is an area of marshlands, mixed forests and neighboring towns that together create an area known as Kvildsko. It is a region at 1000 meters above the sea level with a calm climate and despite this fact you can find here many rare plants.
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.