The Church of the Virgin Mary

kostelThe Church of the Virgin Mary on the main road – this Baroque church with a massive onion dome was built from 1727-1732 on the site of an older chapel from 1694. It was commissioned by the owner of the local estate Count Wolf Jindřich Notha...
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Pancíř (armour) – observation tower


The tower on top of the peak called Pancíře nad Železnou Rudou offers views of the western part of the Bohemian Forest, with the highest mountain being Großer Arber (1456 m) on the German side. In clear weather you can see the peaks of the Alps around Dachstein. Originally there stood a wooden  observation tower built by the Austrian Tourist Club in 1880. After its demise the Czech Hiking Club built a chalet with a terrace designed by the ...
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Černé and Čertovo jezero (Black and Devil’s Lake)

ern jezero

The national nature reserve of Černé a Čertovo jezero is situated in an unspoilt part of Šumava and is one of the most visited tourist destinations of the entire mountain range. With an area of 18.43 ha the Černé jezero is the largest lake in Šumava and the Bavarian Forest. The deepest point (40.5 m) lies directly below the 335 metre high wall of Jezerní Mountain. It is home to many rare f...
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Museum of Historic Motorcycles

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This exhibition in Železná Ruda contains a collection of historic motorcycles and bicycles as well as several historic cars. Here you can find vehicles that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, often preserved in just one piece or a few exemplars. So, for example, you can see the unique Gőrner Klatovy motorcycle from 1921, the belt driven Tyler from 1919, the first car made by Skoda with wooden wheels and m...
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Environmental Centre

jelen centrum

Here you can find sections on: geology, the black stork, the Šumava forests, herbs and mushrooms, the European beaver, red deer, a 3D cinema and The Origins of Skiing in Šumava.
A Tourist Information Centre (ITC) has also been recently opened here.

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