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Hiking, Trip to surroundings
Around Kašperské Hory

Length: 22 km
Dificulty: difficult
Circle: YES, Marking: marked

Our trip starts in Kašperské Hory and from there we go along the green tourist track through a small valley of Opolocký potok (stream) and then up to the ruins of Kašperk castle. From the saddle of Kašperk we start to follow the yellow tourist tracks to the slope next to the castle and then we go up the slope and after about 500m, we should see ruins of Pustý hrádek. Then we turn right and continue on the red tourist track and through the small hamlet called Žlíbek and then we go along a very nice route all the way to Královský Kámen. From there we go up along the red tourist track to Krankoty. Then we continue on the blue tourist track to the top of Javorník to an observation tower. From Javorník we go back by the blue tourist track to Královský Kámen and from there we go down to the village of Nicov. From Nicov we continue on the blue tourist track through the valley of Zlatý Potok around the ruins of two windmills and then we go up, back to Kašperské Hory. There the trip ends.


   Hiking, Trip to surroundings - Around Kašperské Hory
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 Dist.   Location   Elevation   Marking   Description 
 Kašperské Hory 
 745 m n.m.        
 Zřícenina Kašperk 
 870 m n.m.         
 Pustý hrádek 
 892 m n.m.         
 888 m n.m.          
 Královský kámen 
 1059 m n.m.       Crossroad with blue tourist route 
 982 m n.m.       yellow tourist route 
 1076 m n.m.         
 Královský kámen 
 1059 m n.m.      Crossroad with red tourist route 
 901 m n.m.         
 Pod Milovským vrchem 
 937 m n.m.         
 Mlýn na rybníce 
 790 m n.m.          
 Kašperské Hory 
 745 m n.m.        

 Kašperské Hory – In Kašperské Hory there is a town hall on the square. Originally the so-called Panský dům was rebuilt in 1579 into the Renaissance town hall which was rebuilt in the 17th and 18th centuries in the Baroque style. In the middle of the square is the Dean's Church of St. Markéta from the second half of the 14th century. Other important buildings include Baroque sculptures from the 18th century. The ruin of Kašperk – Kašperk Castle is unmistakable thanks to two prismatic towers. The castle was founded by Charles IV. to protect the Golden Path and gold-bearing Kašperské mines. In the 17th century it was plundered and abandoned, but in the 19th century it was partly reconstructed. The castle offers beautiful views of the surroundings and the nearby Šumava panorama. Kašperk is open daily except Mondays from April to October.
 Pustý hrádek - The Deserted Castle, these are the remnants of the fortified castle Kašperk. There is a magical view of Kašperk and the massif of Šumava.
 Královský kámen – It is one of the hills of Javorník highlands which is part of Šumava plains. A large rock altar (niche) is carved into the stone and dated 1899.
 Javorník - A wooded hill on the Kvilda Plains near Stachy village with a lookout tower on the top. The Klostermann lookout tower overlooks the summits of the Třístoličník, Černá hora, Roklan, Poledník, Pancíř, Velký Javor and Ostrý. Below the top is the Javorník recreation center. On the slope of the hill is a picturesque chapel and on the north side a rock sea
 Nicov - The surroundings of the village provide beautiful views of the Šumava foothills, but also the main ridge. You can also see the distant hill of Pancíř. Important buildings include the Church of St. Martin.

Hiking, Trip to surroundings - Around Kašperské Hory

Photos of the route

Kašperské Hory - town hall
Church in Kašperské Hory
Kašperské Hory
Court of castle Kašperk
Castle Kašperk
Church of St. Martin in Nicov
Interior of the church in Nicov


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