Tourist information Vimperk
Svoboda square 42
385 01 Vimperk
tel: +420 388 402 230
fax: +420 388 414 822
September-June - MON-FRI: 9.00 - 16.00
16. 6. - 16. 9. 2018
Monday - Thursday: 8.00 – 17.00
Friday: 8.00 – 15.00
Saturday: 9.00 – 12.00; 12.30 – 15.00
Sunday: 9.00 – 12.00; 12.30 – 14.00
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Vimperk, a town of 8090 inhabitants, is situated in the Šumava region. Its position in the Volyňka River valley in the toothills of Boubín moutains, and the altitude of 700 metres above sea level make it an ideal starting point for trips in the Šumava countryside. Tourists can use a network of cycling trails, theme trails, circular hiking paths, as well as cross contry ski tracks in winter. One of the theme trails, called The Šumava sights valley, takes the visitors through the history of the town and the surrounding area. The circircuit abounds in architectural sights, including the castle, once an important fortress, and a 14th-century town centre with a number of well - preserved buildings.
The circuit starts in the square/náměstí Svobody/, at No. 8.
HOUSE NO. 8
A uniquely well-preserved Gothic vault with an original staircase. The house was later rebuilt in the Baroque style.
Remaining parts of the town walls have been preserved next to houses in the square. The oldest part of the fortifications can be seen on the right-hand side of Zlatá stezka St. leading from the square down to the castle.
WAY OF THE CROSS
In 1877, Johann Steinbrener, a burgher of Vimperk and a printer, decided to build a way of the cross on Honigbühel-Flur hill.
A unique 1479-artillery bastion, standing on its own as an outpost of the castle. It used to be part of the fortifications and was to protect the castle from the north.
What is now the first countryard was once an outer ward of the castle, separated from it by a moat. It constituted the economic background of the castle, and in the 16th century it included a brewery and gardens with arcades.
The oldest parts of toda,s castle core date back to around 1250s. Now there is museum with permanent expositions devoted to glassmaking, printing and nature of the Šumava.
It was founded in the late 13th century and later rebuilt in the Neo-Gothic style.
FOURTEEN HOLYHELPERS CHAPEL
The Baroque chapel situated close to St. Bartholomew,s church was fonded by Michal Müller, a glassworks foreman, in 1708.
ČERNÁ BRÁNA/BLACK GATE/
Guarding the access route to the castle form the town, it was part of a system of fortifications built from as early as 1479.
U JELENA HOUSE/STAG HOUSE/
The corner, two-storey house No. 61, was originally built in the Gothic style and later went through a reconstruction in the Renaissance style. The richly decorated front reflects Classicism, with remains of Rococo wall paintings, and an oriel on the second floor, supported by corbels. The corner bears a sculpture of a stag,s head, hence the name.
LOG HOUSES NO. 16 AND 18
Typical examples of the vernacular architecture of the Šumava region, as well as its oldest speciment in Vimperk.
Johann Steinbrener built a printing empire in Vimperk, whitch produced books in many languages, and exported them to countries all over the world.
The prismatic tower is an original Gothic strukture dating from around 1500, as well as the stone jamb of the entrance, the plinth with a Gothic band cornice at the first floor level, and one corbel of the original oriel.
CHURCH OF OUR ALDY OF THE VISITATION
The church, closing the bottom end of the square, is an asymmetrical doublenave structure, with a tower in the south-west corner, and St. Anne,s chapel added in 1500.
ŠUMAVA - THE SOUTH BOHEMIAN FOREST
THEME TRAILS IN THE SURROUNDINGS OF VIMPERK
Reconciliation alley - Táflova Huť - it is situated on the site of a former Czech-German village, and consists of two parts
Boubín primeval forest - the teme trail leads through one of the oldest and best-known nature reserves ind the country. The starting point is in Kaplice below Boubín mountain. The are eight stations along the route, with information panels containing explanatory texts and pictures.
Chalupská moor - is one of the natural gems of the Šumava, situated about one kilometre from the village of Borová Lada
Churáňov - a circular theme trail in the well-known winter-sports centre of Zadov-Churáňov.
Javorník - the trail includes two circuits - the horter 7,5km one with 16 stations, and the longer one of 11,5 km and 21 stations.
Jezerní moor - situated between the villages of Kvilda and Horská Kvilda, the Jezerní moor is one of the coldest spots in the country
Medvědí trail(Bear trail) - established in 1967, it is the oldest theme trail in the Šumava, boasting an abundance of picturesque rock formations
The "forest" theme trail - starting in the village of Borová Lada, this trail offers general information about forests, their functions, the raw materials they provide, as well as about eco-ferestry
The Šumava nationalpark theme trail - to walk through the trail, it is best to start from the information office at the pedestrian border crossing in Bučina - Firsterau. The trail provides information about the history of the region, and about the National Park, its general philosophy and organisation.
Povydří(Vydra river valley) - this 7-km barrier-free trail with twelve stations leads from Čeňkova pila (originally a sawmill) along the River Vydra to Antýgl, a former farmstead whose owners were subjected straight to the King and virtually independent of the local nobility.
The Schwarzenberg lumber floating canal - this is the largest technical monument of the Šumava, once used to transport lumber from otherwise inaccessible parts of the mountains down into the Danube, and further on to Vienna. Demonstrations of the lumber floating process are held on dates available in information offices.
The Sudslavice circuit - the trail starts at one of the bulkiest linden trees in Bohemia, and runs through the Opolenec nature reserve, to Výškovice and Bohumilice, and back to the Vanický mill.
Tříjezerní moor - this trail offers a comfortable inspection of a section of the moor with lakes, as well as information on a panel at the entrance. It situated near the village of Modrava, under the south-eastern slope of Oblík mountain.
Tourist circuit - deforested landscape - The starting point is situated on the southern edte of the village Kvilda
Through the valley of sights of Vimperk - the trails capture the history of the town of Vimperk. The are two circuits of four and six kilometres respectively, sharing the same route in some sections.
The Vimperk branch of the gold trail - the medieval salt route used to be the backbone of the trade between the Czech lands and Bavaria.
Catering in Vimperk
Czech international area code +420
Restaurant Classic,Pražská 206, +420 388 413 491
Pizzeria Marco,Pivovarská 88, +420 388 412 059
Restaurant Zlatá Hvězda, 1.máje 103, +420 388 313 400
Restaurant Terasa, Pasovská 34, +420 388 411 212
Restaurant Stadion, 1. Máje Str., - +420 388 413 517
Confectioners, Svoboda Square
Hotel Zlatá Hvězda - +420 388 313 400, www.hotelzlatahvezda.cz
Hotel Boubín - +420 388 411 021
Boarding-house Volyňka - +420 728 666 609
Apartment Bartošová - +420 388 415 421
Apartment Na Stráni - +420 605 986 805
Autokemp Vodník - +420 602 499 122
Penzion Jitka - tel: +420 388 415 532, 737 769 315 - Village Pravětín, 2 Km from Vimperk
Boarding house Pod Klostermannovou skálou, tel: +420 606 618 018, Zadov
Marek Sport - +420 388 411 032, www.mareksport.cz
Important phone number
Police Czech, department Vimperk - +420 388 411 067
Municipal police Vimperk - +420 388 414 365
Fire brigade - +420 388 412 233
Rescue team - +420 388 412 241
Hospital Vimperk - +420 388 400 100
Chateau - Muzeum - +420 388 411 506
Winter stadium - +420 388 414 900
ÚAMK - 1230
ABA - 1240