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Kašperk Castle

Kašperské Hory branch of Golden route

Specific signs, 24km in length (about 8 – 9 hours), elevation of 650 m, surface: asphalt, forest paths a trails.

The route starts at Kašperské Hory, from where it leads to Amálino údolí (Amálina´s valley), Malý Kozí Hřbet, Zhúčí, Huťská hora, Horská Kvilda, Kvilda and further to the border line at Bučín.

Points of interests: The trade route leading from Pasov through Bavarian Forest and Šumava Mountains celebrated its 1000 years ´anniversary in 2010. The route network connecting Czech lands and trading routes on the Danube River was developing during centuries. It was constantly changing and growing. Since the 14th century, it consisted of three main routes whose joint starting point was Pasov. Hence the Prachatice, Vimperk and Kašperské Hory branches of the Golden route. 1200 packsaddle horses passed through Prachatice each week those days bringing there over 3 millions of salt a year. The traffic was so heavy that specific packsaddle permissions had to be issued so as to regulate its smooth operation. Selected parts of Kašperské Hory branch of the Golden route can be seen even today in the form of hollow ways. Beautiful views can be obtained from the hilltops of Koží Hřbet, Zhůří and Huťské hory. Information panels are installed on the route.

Warning: This is not a circuit track. The distance of 24 km is the distance between Kašperské Hory and Bučina. The track is suitable for walking, or cycling (there may be several parts difficult to cycle and necessary to walk). The surface is not adjusted to prams.

GPS position

N 49° 8.638', E 13° 33.358'



Město Železná Ruda
Milan Kříž