Sumava National Park
The National Park extends on the most valuable area of the Sumava Mountains at the altitudes between 510 and 1378 m above sea.
Sumava was proclaimed protected landscape area and 1991 the national park was established, and also has been included in the UNESCO Biosphere Reservations list.
The Sumava National Park presents the tectonic risen, tabulated mountain range with a highland and upland relief, with large plains even in altitudes about 1000 m above sea level. Consequences of the glaciations appear in the shape of reminders of glacial corries, glacial lakes, stones and boulders seas. The Sumava Mountains belong to the largest areas covered by forests in central Europe. The longest Czech river, which is the Vltava River, springs even here.
Nature interests of the national park: Borova Lada, Bukova slat (Bukova Peat-bog), Jelenivrch (Jeleni Hill), Jezerni luh, Obri zamek (Giant Chateau), Pramen Vltavy (spring of the Vltava River), Spaleny luh, Tetrevska slat (Tetrevska Peat-bog), Trojmezna hora (Trojmezna Mountain), Vltavsky luh, Zdarecka slat (Zdarecka Peat-bog), Bila strz (White Ravine), Boubinsky prales (Boubinsky virgin forest), Cerne and Certovo jezero (Black and Devil’s Lakes), Hazluv kriz (Hazl´s Cross), Svaty Tomas (St. Thomas), Velke bahno, Hamizna, Nebe or Zatonska hora. You can get more information about those localities in the Information Centre of the NP Administration.
Main tourist centres:
A few of the significant towns among them Ceske Budejovice, Kaplice, Cesky Krumlov, Horni Plana, Prachatice, Vimperk and Zelezna Ruda, which provide you with good accommodation and food services, are located close to the national park. You can stay also direct in the mountain tourist centres, where accommodation as well as ski facilities are available all the year round.
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