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Vítkův Hrádek (Vitkov's castle)

This castle of the highest elevation in the Czech Republic (1,053 m) offers magnificent views of Šumava, Lipno, the mountains of Novohradské hory and - in good weather - the Alps…

Monastery in Vyšší Brod

The Cistercian monastery in Vyšší Brod is one of the most beautiful and most authentically preserved monasteries in the Czech lands. It was founded by the Rožmberks in 1259 and…

Rožmberk castle

The most impressive look at the River Vltava is one taken from Rožmberk Castle. The castle dates from the 13th century and is one of the oldest castles of Vítkovci noble clan - predecessors of…

Chapel of Stožec

The chapel is best to reach from Stožec after around a 4-km walk. The route leads across the Stožec forest and above the chapel there is a nice view from the rock of Stožecká skála. The…

Schwarzenberg Navigation Canal

Schwarzenberg Canal was built more than 200 years ago to floating timber from the forests below the peaks of Třístoličník, Plechý, Smrčina, Sulzberg and Bärenstein into the…

Plechý and Plešné jezero

The highest mountain of the Czech part of the Šumava Mountains (1,378 m) lies about 14 km west of Horní Planá and about 8 km south-west of Nová Pec found at the state…

Maria Rast

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 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…