Šumava National Park

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Šumava National Park
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Evilynn
212 contributions
Great recreation area
Jun 2019 • Friends
Good options for hiking and biking make this national park a great destination to enjoy nature and relax. There are several wildlife enclosures you can visit across the park e.g for owls or wolves
Written 16 November 2019
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Ivana Z
Czech Republic174 contributions
Luminous times, luminous memories
Aug 2018 • Friends
Beautiful nature, forests, meadows, rivers, lakes, wetlands, peat bogs, stone seas..., extinct villages and settlements as silent witnesses to troublous times of history.
A rich offer of cycle routes and hiking trails...
Whoever knows the magic of Šumava will always be enchanted by its beauty and will be glad to come back.
Written 14 October 2018
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viaUAA
Ljubljana, Slovenia652 contributions
Hidden gem in the middle of Europe
Apr 2018 • Friends
I spend five days at the end of April in this national park and this was definitely not long enough for this amazing area.
Many cycling- and footh-paths in the amazing nature - old forrests, meadows with streams running by, cosy villages with small ski-slopes and the large Lipno lake at the edge of national park. National park is actually very large and not very overcrowded/tourist. This also mean that you will not find in any village open shop, bar or restaturant at any time, as in other more tourist areas, but all this gives this national park addtional charm.

Some hints for bike trips:
i. Tour to source of river Vltava (25km, 500m ascent) - Mainly in woods
Way: Kvilda-Source of Vltava-Modrava-Kvilda
ii. Tour around Modrava (20km, 150m ascent) - Meadows & streams
Way: Modrava-Trijezerni slat-Rokyta-Hradlovy most-Modrava
iii. Tour to Plešne jezero (20km, 400m ascent)
Way: Stožec-Plešne jezero-Scharzenbersky kanal-Jeleni
iv. Cycling path by the Vltava river
Way: Stožec-Lipno lake (15km, ascent 100m)
v. Circular tour from Borova lada (30km, 400m ascent)
Way: Borova lada-Knižeci plane-Ždarske lake-Stražny-Borova lada

Hint for walking route:
On the north part of national park there is village Železna ruda with ski-slope above the village. It is worth to visit two glacier lakes there (Černe jezero - Black lake & Čertovo jezero - Devil's lake), because the water from one lake ends in North sea and from other in Black sea.
Written 3 September 2018
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Brona77
Tyniste nad Orlici, Czech Republic6 contributions
Beautiful nature 😊
Jul 2018
A lot of choices for walking, hiking, swimming and many more activities throughout the year for families
Written 6 August 2018
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Rebecca T
Seattle, WA71 contributions
Hiking & bicycling in the Sumava
Oct 2016 • Couples
We came back this fall for a second month-long residency near Cesky Krumlov, after loving it in the spring. Both trips, we spent considerable time hiking and bicycling in Sumava National Park. How-to: Get hiking and bicycling maps from the TI in Cesky Krumlov. Check out the train schedule at jizdnirady.idnez.cz. Take an early train from Cesky Krumlov, allowing a little over an hour to Nova Pec and a bit longer to Ovesna, Cerny Kriz or Nove Udoli. You can go farther if you transfer trains or, in summer only, take one of the park buses. Nova Pec is a tiny town, with very little open outside of summer. The other stops listed here are really just trailheads. You can take a bike on the train, but look for the cars marked with a bicycle image. Keep in mind that there may be as few as two cars outside of summer! You can pay the very inexpensive fare on the train; the conductor will find you in your seat and ask where you're going. You can make it a day trip from Cesky Krumlov, or there are a number of simple but comfortable guesthouses in the Sumava (some closed in the spring and falk, so don't just dropin). You can arrange to hike or bicycle from one guesthouse or train station to another. A great hike for starters is the Bear Trail, best hiked from Cerny Kriz station to Ovesna station, about 15 km. Incredible rock formations on the second half of the hike! A great bicycle ride from starters takes you from Nova Pec to a ferry crossing of Lake Lipno and then to a different train station for the return to town. Beautiful! It is a little complicated to explain this one here, but Vltava Sport in Cesky Krumlov (where you can rent good hybrid bikes) will draw the route for you on a map.
Written 24 October 2016
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Terezie P
Prague, Czech Republic2 contributions
Stay away from Turnerova Chata
Aug 2016
Sumava is beautiful but stay away from Turnerova chata. Prices are high and quality of food is rally poor. Ice cream is OK.
Written 5 August 2016
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Amer m
1 contribution
very good place
Jul 2015 • Family
I like it so much, here every thing is national, also you can find quality hotels, by the way, don't forget to get meat with you to make your barbican before you come here because here is nothing but the national
Written 6 July 2015
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Kristina U
Prague, Czech Republic476 contributions
Relaxing time
Jun 2015 • Couples
We had relaxing time in this beautiful national park. We visited Plešné jezero, which worth to see also from the top of the mountain. I highly recommend to take extra tour to CZ/A border, point is called Plechy, its around 3,5 km, the view is worth the hike.
Written 7 June 2015
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bram v
Zemst, Belgium18 contributions
A jewell in de mids of Europe
Oct 2014 • Couples
Short said this park amazed me. We visited it for 4 days and stayed in a pension just above Borova Lada. We drove by care during these days to several places in the park for walks taking around 4 to 5 hours. I must admit that I was amazed parks this size still excisted in central Europe. It's quite, almost no tourism, you can walk for hours without seeing someone. It was really amazing, we're certainly returing to this park. 4 days was way to short, a week minimum should be your goal if you want to visit it.
Written 30 October 2014
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LondonTell
Pembrokeshire, UK1,327 contributions
Attractive national park
Jun 2014 • Couples
We stayed in the park in a very good pension with our own car driving from the Uk. Similar to Austria / Slovenia alpine scenery, meadows and forests. There is the wind damage from the recent hurricane so surprising to see ripped out forests and damaged trees. English details are a bit short on the park. There is a very large cycle route as reported. The park also seems to see cars as income generation as most parking is paid at the hiking spots.

The meadows offer a lot of bird life and wildflowers. Nature in the pine forests tends to be less noticeable and the scars of the storm are noticeable. That can't be controlling. In the four nights stay only scratched at the surface of the park.
Written 2 June 2014
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