Maria Rast

Maria Rast,
Loučovice

Maria Rast am Stein - which translates Marie odpočívající na kameni in Czech or Lady taking a rest on a stone is a pilgrimage site that is still known by the local people under the German name. The place is located uphill of Vyšší Brod on the slope of the hill of Martínkovský kopec. The easiest way to access the chapel is the stations of the cross which can be reached from the Vyšší Brod square following the green marks. The same signs mark the access from Studánky or from the waterfall of St. Wolfgang. The place where the chapel is located has also been entered in the map of mysterious places of Šumava. The actilite in the form of a granite block is characterised by superb energy.

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The Cross Way Maria Rast

Built in 1898, the stations of the cross leading to Maria Rast am Stein contains 14 stops along the way, each of them fitted with cast-iron pictures and captions in English. Below the site there is…

Vltava from Vyšší Brod

Winding from Vyšší Brod via Rožmberk and onward, the central stretch of the River Vltava is our most favoured and most visited river from the boater perspective. In Vy…

Waterfall of St. Wolfgang

Waterfall of St. Wolfgang is one of the most charming corners of the surroundings of Vyšší Brod and across Lipno Region. The cascade waterfall is made up by the small river of…