some ideas for places to visit
Černé Jezero, the only place on the list I've not been....thanks for posting
Thanks for posting that article. Some interesting tips. I haven't been to Machovo or Cerne Jezero. I've been to Lipno in the winter for skiing and am on my way there today for four days of summer relaxation. Luhacovice is great, especially the Augustine Hotel. Talk about pampering one's self!Edited: 02 July 2014, 07:15
havent been to cerne jezero either, perhaps because it says its a rather strenuous hike :-)
was at Machavo last weekend for a brief visit, was surprised how peaceful it was - school holidays had not started yet though , not sure what its like july and august but I avoid most touristy places this time in the year anyway
The hike to Černe jezero is an easy walk! You can park your car at Špicacke sedlo and then walk - it is easy even for families with strollers or small children - one of the easiest in Sumava - the hard part comes, when you want to continue to Čertovo jezero - another beautiful lake, but you have to climb a steep hill to go there.Edited: 02 July 2014, 09:30
I was told that under the regime, places like Cerne Jezero were only accessible with a special STB permit because it was so close to the border., i.e. only politically reliable people were allowed access. Is that right?
It was pretty much restricted to go anywhere near the border - I remember going ¨to Sumava with my classmates on a field trip - suddenly out of nowhere from the woods about half a dozen armed soldiers emerged and asked for our ID cards...we were monitored kilometres before the border area.
Oh yes, "sweet memories" :)
My friend's granddad used to go fishing somewhere near the lake...for a catfish(?) I think
the reason the borders were so carefully watched was to prevent people from the horrioble west escaping into paradise in the east, there would just be too many immigrants hereEdited: 02 July 2014, 14:40
oh no! we were preparing for the bad imperialist to attack us and start WWIII - really, I remember that we even had a subject at school, where we learned how to behave during an attack ....that was my childhood!
I am that old LOL