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Hiking trail - Vyšší Brod – Lipno Dam

Length: 11,7 km
Dificulty: medium
Circle: NO, Marking: marked

The trip starts on the square in Vyšší Brod and continues by the green touristic track alongside the railway to Lipno II dam. Then it goes around the dam and alongside the railway through the valley of Vltava river to Čertova Stěna (Devil's Wall) train station and around a village called Přední Loučovice. Then it continues through a reserve called Luč to Loučovice which it passes through still alongside the railway and by the green track all the way to Lipno dam and it is possible to continue to Lipno village.


 Dist.   Location   Elevation   Marking   Description 
 Vyšší Brod 
 576 m n.m.         
 Čertova stěna – train station 
 597 m n.m.        
 Čertova stěna 
 634 m n.m.        
 680 m n.m.         
 Lipno – vodní nádrž 
 734 m n.m.        

 Vyšší Brod - The most significant monument in Vyšší Brod is the Cistercian monastery with a Gothic cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. A library of 70,000 volumes is the third largest library in the republic. Today, there is a community of monks who are trying to restore the religious life and the monastery complex. Other sights include the Dean's Church of St. Bartholomew.
 Čertova stěna (Devil's Wall) - Devil's Wall is one of the most beautiful rock locations in South Bohemia. On an area of approximately 10 hectares, over a deep valley of the Vltava, a wild rocky cliff is covered with chaotic granite boulders. Close to the parking lot, there is a 30 meter high rock block called Devil's pulpit, which has a nice view of the romantic river Vltava. The National Nature Reserve Luč is also in the immediate vicinity.
 Loučovice - The village is located in Vyšebrodsko Nature Park, which includes the Nature Reserves of the Kapličky and Bear Mountain with the remains of a mountain mixed and deciduous forest. Monumental objects in the village: St. Oldrich's Church, St. Prokop's Chapel.
 Lipno – Water reservoir - The Lipno reservoir stretches over an area of about 4800 hectares in a wide valley between the Šumava ridges at an altitude of 726 m. The tank is 44km long and in some places wide up to 10km. It is a popular place for recreation and the largest recreational area of South Bohemia. Lipno is operated by shipping.

Hiking trail - Vyšší Brod – Lipno Dam

Photos of the route


  Accommodation Lipno nad Vltavou
  Accommodation Frymburk
  Accommodation Lipno - dam lake
  Accommodation Šumava Mountains
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