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Kasperske Hory

(4.3/5 based on 35+ reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: historic sites
Kašperské Hory is a town in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic. It lies in the Šumava Range, some south of the region's capital of Plzeň.Altitude: 730 m.n.m.Origins: first written record in 1330Number of inhabitants: 1594Administrative area in hectares: 4 415 haSettlements falling into the administrative area: Kašperské Hory, Červená, Dolní Dvorce, Kavrlík, Lídlovy Dvory, Opolenec, Podlesí, Tuškov, ŽlíbekKašperské Hory is a mountainous resort rich in history. The Kašperk castle, built by Karel IV to guard the border and protect the trade route and local gold mines, is towering above the town. There are two guided tours available and from April to October the castle offers a rich cultural programme. Special Christmas, Easter and Lent events take place annually.There are three museums in the town, the local history museum The Museum of Šumava featuring extensive exhibitions on glass making, wood cutting, gold mining, natural history exhibits, folklore and seasonal exhibitions. The museum is open from May to October. The other museums, the Museum of Historical Motorcycles and Exposition on Czech Wooden Toys are open all year round.One can enjoy local countryside by following 5 circular routes and 2 nature trails suitable both for walking and cycling. In winter there are tracks for cross country skiing covering 20 km and a down hill skiing complex with artificial snow, 3 ski lifts and a ski school.Tourists can enjoy a whole array of services such as horse riding, tennis courts, bike hire, ski hire. There are many restaurants and accommodation possibilities available in the town catering for everyone: hostels, pensions, and hotels ** - ****. Congress tourism facilities are available in the Parkhotel Kašperské Hory****, Welness and Sport hotel Šumava*** and Hotel Kašperk.
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