Šumava mountains are situated along the border among the Czech republic, Germany and Austria. The length of mountains is from valley of Úhlava to gate Vyšebrodský průsmyk about 120 kilometres and width maximaly 45km. On the Šumava ridge goes the main European watershed between Black sea and North sea. At the Bavarian and Austrian side the mountains fall intensive, at the czech side dip slowly.
The highest mountain of Šumava mountains is Velký javor (1456) at the Bavarian side. the highest mountain at the Czech side is Plechý (1378m).
Šumava offers a lot of possibilities for summer and winter recreation. The most important centres are saddle Špičácké sedlo, Zadov and Churáňov, Antýgl, Srní, Modrava or dam lake Lipno.