Czech Republic

A five-day walk in the south of Bohemia: Czech Republic, Austria and Germany

Getting there: South Bohemia is easy to get to by the highways of the Netherlands, Germany and Austria. Or a flight to Prague and by public transport to the start (180km’s). Arriving there you will find a region full of old cities and a splendid, protected nature. You can start and end your trail in one of those old cities. We started at Cesky Krumlov. The old town is placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Maps: Like everywhere in the Czech Republic you easy can buy walking maps in kiosks and shops. The maps are the maps are very accurate, the routes are shown in colors and the marks on the way - horizontal stripes in various colors- very well maintained. 
Accommodation: We mostly slept (and ate) in private pensions: you’ll find plenty of them.

Easter  1992: a round-walk in a part of southern Bohemia, especially through the surroundings of the beautiful city of Cesky Krumlov. With a little site-step to Bavaria in Germany and a short walk in Austria.
Height on trail: 600-1085-1360 m

Day1: Cesky Krumlov - Brloh, crossing Klet mountain (1085m)........................19 km
Day2: Brloh - Volary................................................................................................32 km
Day3: Volary - Haidmühle (Germany)...................................................................18 km
Day4: Haidmühle - Horni Plana: (a short walk in Austria, 1360 m)...................28 km
Day5: Horni Plana - Cesky Krumlov (first kilometers by train: Hořice na Šumavě)...............16 km 

Distance between the sections: about 20 km

On trail: rugged landscapes with forests alternating with fields, rivers, hills, lakes and mountains. 
And silence, a lot of...

On height a lot of snow at Easter, but very fine views; at lake Lipno, for instance.
2019: lake Lipno is in the meantime quite occupied by mass tourism and project developers. Holiday resorts.

The run  to the mountains leads you through almost virginal nature. Now and then a village where time seemed to be standing still. See foto 4.

Česky Krumlov is known by many, but the whole region is dotted with ancient towns and picturesque villages. Cesky Krumlov is the most popular city in the region. No other Bohemian city has so much medieval architecture. It is even called little Prague by lovers.

Haidmühle (Germany) has a train-connection to Cesky Krumlov and Volary.

A place to be, to sleep and to eat, after a day walking is: the pension of the Kuklov family , Brloh 38206, Tel.++33787160. We don’t now at this time (2019) if those people are still open or not. Just try.

Click here for a report of our walk in Bohemia  south west (Sumava)

 

Below a short, occasionally photoshopped video about Cesky Krumlov: