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Šumava

Getting there & away

There are several train routes into the Šumava, such as from Plzeň and Klatovy in West Bohemia, Strakonice or České Budějovice. Another rail option is from the German side on Prague-bound trains.

Up to eight trains a day run between Volary and Strakonice (98Kč, two hours), stopping at Lenora and two other stations – zastávka Zátoň and Horní Vltavice, both of which are about 10km from their respective towns (Kubova Hut’ and Vimperk). From Volary you can get direct trains to Horní Planá (40Kč, 35 minutes) and Český Krumlov (88Kč, 1¾ hours).

On weekdays there are six runs on the very scenic, 29km Vimperk to Lenora route (40Kč, 50 minutes), via Kubova Huť and Horní Vltavice. Between Sušice and Modrava a bus runs once or twice a day.

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Border crossings

There are border crossings to Germany south of Vimperk. A 24-hour vehicle and pedestrian crossing at Strážný, to Philippsreuth, can be reached by local bus from Horní Vltavice. Another at Stožec, to Haidmühle, is for pedestrians and cyclists only and is open from 9am to 9pm.

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