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Hiking, Trip to surroundings
Kašperské Hory - Obří hrad

Length: 17,3 km
Dificulty: medium
Circle: YES, Marking: marked

This trip starts at the information center in Kašperské Hory and follows the green touristic track towards the settlement of Popelná where it connects to the yellow track to an educational trail called Obří Hrad (Giant Castle) leading to the remnants of a Celtic settlement with the same name. The place offers very nice views. Then it returns back to Kašperské Hory by the yellow track to the crossroad Pod Milovským vrchem, where it switches to the blue track (Klostermannova cesta) that leads back to the starting point.

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   Hiking, Trip to surroundings - Kašperské Hory - Obří hrad
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 Dist.   Location   Elevation   Marking   Description 
 0,0 
 Kašperské Hory 
 735 m n.m.          
 1,4 
 Zlatý potok 
 648 m n.m.      crossroad with green tourist route 
 7,5 
 Popelná 
 878 m n.m.       crossroad with yellow tourist route 
 8,4 
 Castle Obří hrad 
 960 m n.m.      cyclo route 1204 
 11,6 
 Pod Milovským vrchem 
 962 m n.m.       crossroad with yellow tourist route and cyclo route 1201 
 17,3 
 Kašperské Hory 
 735 m n.m.        


 Popelná - Popelná settlement is situated in the Šumava Protected Landscape Area. The biggest attraction of this settlement is the nearby prehistoric fortification called Obří Hrad (Giant Castle).
 Obří Hrad (Giant Castle) - The Giant Castle is located above the valley of the Losenice River on the forested ridge of Valy Hill. At the height of 1005 meters above sea level, remains of prehistoric Celtic settlement are preserved. The hill served as a watch ground for the nearby gold deposits and is still the highest situated fortified settlement in Bohemia that has been discovered. Due to its remoteness it has been preserved in a very good condition. The stone valleys still encircle a fortification area of 87x70m. On the slopes around the fortification there are stone seas and peat bogs. Findings from this fortified settlement can be seen in the Sušice Museum.

Hiking, Trip to surroundings - Kašperské Hory - Obří hrad


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