en.infoglobe.cz » CZ, Susice: A Walk Through the Gates of the Sumava

CZ, Susice: A Walk Through the Gates of the Sumava

Published: 13.6.2019
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.

Historical Center

In the past, the city was affected by several fires, but in spite of this, a large rectangular square with Renaissance and Gothic burgher houses has been preserved in the center. One of them, in the Voprch House with a typical Renaissance gable with a crenellation, houses the Šumava Museum, the Rozacín House, which used to be a pharmacy, and the Krocín House, which houses the Hotel Fialka, is also worth mentioning. In the museum you will find exhibitions focused mainly on the history and nature of the region, but also curiosities such as the largest match in the world, one of our largest mechanical nativity scenes or a unique collection of historicizing glass.

Empire style fountain on the square   town hall

The square is dominated by the originally Renaissance town hall, where the inscription board on the construction of the city walls was transferred from the demolished monastery gate. The Town Hall Tower and two exhibition rooms in the attic have recently been opened to the public, as well as the city's information center. When you walk around the square, be careful not to step on the stone of misfortune. Located in the pavement between the town hall and the fountain. There are many rumors about how he came to his name. One of the most famous tells of a certain knight who had a bit of a drink with a visit to a nearby fortress, shot a picture of St. Anna and set out on horseback to Susice. But just in the place of the stone, disaster fell from his horse and knocked his neck. If you are interested in a more modern architecture, you can admire the First Republic building of Česká spořitelna with a ceramic relief depicting the traditional industry and the past of Sušice.

medailon Vojtěcha Scheinosta   zastavení křížové cesty

You will also find reminders of the matchmaking production in city's past, even though the famous Solo factory has been closed for over ten years. Right on the square is the house where the founder of the local matchmaking industry lived - Vojtěch Scheinost. You can recognize him by a memorial plaque with a medallion. If you are wandering off the square, you may find flats that were built for your employees. Even these are easily recognizable by company logo.

pohled z nábřeží

Around the Otava

The walks also attract the surroundings of the Otava River. There are asphalt trails along the river, a nice place is also a park in front of the T. G. Masaryk Primary School, which houses the statue of the first Czechoslovak president by the sculptor Otakar Švec and a fountain. Before entering the park directly below the statue, there is the Resistance Memorial, which commemorates the victims of both world wars and communism. If you continue along the waterfront towards the Otava River, you will soon reach the beginning of stops on the Way of the Cross. It leads to the Stráž hill above the town, where there is the Chapel of the Holy Guardian Angels from the second half of the 17th century. Conversely, if you set off from the riverbank upstream, you would be in Luh Forest Park. Many open-air events ta

a park in front of the elementary school   TGM statue

GPS: 49°13'53.7"N 13°31'13.5"E

Text and photos: Eliška Gregorová



Discussion at the article (0)


Related Articles

CZ, Nepomuk – To See St John of Nepomuk and Beyond
Published: 18.7.2019
The small town is situated in southwestern Bohemia near Pilsen and became famous as the birthplace of the most famous Bohemian saint. However, it is worth coming here because of other sights and the beautiful surrounding countryside.

CZ, Prácheň – The Ruin of a Mysterious Castle above Horažďovice
Published: 11.7.2019
At first glance, the hard to notice ruin is a place connected with the oldest history of our homeland and its surroundings are home to many rare plant and animal species.

CZ, Strakonice – Bagpipers Lost Glory of the Industry and Remembering the Middle-Ages – VIDEO
Published: 24.11.2015
Half-way from Plzen to Ceske Budejovice lays Strakonice on the confluence of the Otava and Volynka reviers. The town became famous for its international bagpipe festival, fezs, and “Cezetas” – motorbikes produced by Ceska Zbrojovka. Also, we can find here a preserved medieval castle, beautiful townhall in Reinassance Revival style, couple of medieval houses, or a partial Stonehenge replica. Nature around is also magnificent – Sumava’s foothills, and a vast area of South Bohemian ponds.

CZ, Kasperk Castle: Unconquerable Residence – VIDEO
Published: 23.9.2014
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.

CZ, Kasperske Hory: A Town Guarded by Kasperk – VIDEO
Published: 30.9.2014
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.

CZ, Šumava - Kvilda
Published: 30.3.2013
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.

CZ, Sumava: Antygl – Turner’s Cottage- Cenkova Pila
Published: 29.12.2013
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.

CZ, Sumava: Cerne and Certovo Lakes – Remnants of the Ice Age – VIDEO
Published: 26.9.2017
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.

CZ, Sumava: To Spicak – VIDEO
Published: 19.9.2017
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.

CZ, Šumava: Stožec – Not Far Away from “West” Germany
Published: 6.4.2013
The Šumava National Park begins with this border town that has a history of lumbering. The surrounding of this town is mostly hills and mountains and Stožec is the highest of them (1065 m n. m.). Once there was a castle that didn’t survive until present. A railroad (since 1910) and the River Studená Vltava cross the town.


Related Photogallery

CZ: Sumava in Autumn II
From Kvilda in the Sumava to the spring of theVltava. From Cenkova Pila to the confluence of the ...

CZ: Sumava in Autumn I
Part of Kvilda is a former settlement of Bucina. Today this town is related to the "Iron Curtain"...

CZ: Winter Šumava II
Šumava keeps pace with the time. Its introduces itself in new guieds, publications maps with info...

CZ: Winter Šumava I
Snow covered nature in forest, frosty air, used trail, falling snow flakes and peaceful quiet eve...


Related Videos

CZ, Sumava: Cerne and Certovo Lakes  – Remains of the Ice Age
Do you know where in the Czech Republic there are two glacier lakes right one next to another? In...

CZ, Sumava: To Spicak
Spicak mountain is a popular place in the Sumava. The most unforgettable of vistas are waiting fo...

CZ, Kasperske Hory: A Town Guarded by Kasperk
In a town in the district of Klatovy there live about 15 hundred people. Kasperske Hory is an ide...

CZ, Kasperk Castle: Unconquerable Residence
Kasperk Castle is the highest situated royal castle in Bohemia. Charles IV built it on Zdanov Hil...

Place

Czech republic

Partner:

Vyžaduje Adobe Flash Player

Partners:

We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017

 

Guide:

Important Information:

Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.

Mobile application:

aplikácia Infoglobe

stiahnuť zadarmo pre Androidstiahnuť zadarmo pre iPhone

 

 

Today:friday 19. 7. 2019
Holiday:Čeněk
Today:
friday 19.7.
23 °C
Tomorrow:
saturday 20.7.
31 °C