According to HEALTHINCLUDE, Lake Lipno is a reservoir in the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. The lake was created in the 1950s and is the largest lake in the country. The area surrounding the lake is an important tourist destination, both in summer and in other months. All kinds of water sports are offered on the lake itself and those who feel like relaxing can do so on one of the many beaches along the lake. Lipno nad Vltavou is the tourist center of Lake Lipno. The holiday parks Landal Lipno Marina and Lipno Lake Resort attract thousands of tourists every year, mainly from the Netherlands. In the winter months people come here mainly for winter sports. For about three months you can go down Mount Kramolin on skis or snowboards.
Top 10 sights of Lake Lipno
#1. Šumava National Park
Near Lake Lipno is the largest national park in the Czech Republic. The park covers an area of approximately 69,000 hectares. Much of the park has been well preserved for centuries, as it was only accessible to border guards until 1990. Nowadays everyone can enjoy this beautiful piece of nature. If you want to know more about this part of the Bohemian Forest, there is an information center in the park.
#2. Český Krumlov
This old historic city is located on the swirling Vltava River. Český Krumlov originated early in the Middle Ages. The beautiful castle and the impressive castle are prominent in the cityscape. Many tourists find their way to these majestic buildings. The cozy narrow streets with different facades retain a lot of atmosphere in the city. Various terraces can be found along the winding water. Remarkable are the amount of wooden toy shops with marionette dolls.
#3. Hluboka Castle in Hluboka nad Vltavou
You can see this fairytale castle looming from far away. It is therefore one of the most beautiful castles in the Czech Republic. It was built around 1840. Before that there was a smaller castle on this place. The Austrian diplomat Johann Adolf I. zu Schwarzenberg, together with his wife Princess Eleonore von und zu Liechtenstein, ordered it to be made more romantic. Later it even served as a model for the English Windsor Castle. The castle can be visited regularly. During a guided tour it is possible to view about twenty of the 140 rooms. You can see tapestries, furniture, paintings, weapons and other decorative pieces.
#4. Ski area Kramolin
The Kramolin winter sports area is located on Lake Lipno. It is located next to the village of Lipno nad Vltavou and the lake. The ski area is mainly suitable for beginners and moderate skiers. There is a total of about 8.3 km of ski slopes, the majority of which are blue. For children there is a specially equipped practice area with a ski carousel and four children’s lifts. At the bottom of the first slope you will find some food and beverage outlets, ski rental, supermarket and apartments. Those who like cross-country skiing can go to Kramolin. There is a forty-kilometre cross-country trail. This will take you through the beautiful mountain area of Šumava. It is also possible to skate, swim.
#5. Lipno nad Vltavou
This village is located next to the lake and the Kramolin ski area. It consists of a number of shops, restaurants, holiday homes, hotels and some entertainment venues. The area is perfect for long walking and cycling trips. In the summer there is plenty to do in and around Lake Lipno in terms of water sports and fishing. The lake is full of pike, perch and trout.
This most famous and oldest village on Lake Lipno has preserved part of its historical appearance. As befits an old village center, for example, you can find a market square here with cozy food and beverage outlets. There is also an old church and much-needed shops such as a pharmacy, gas station, swimming pool and supermarkets.
#7. Monastery of Vyšši Brod
In the village of Vyšši Brod is a very large Cistercian monastery founded in 1259 by Petr Vok. Several persons from his influential family, Rožmberk, are buried in the monastery church. The many special works of art, paintings and the beautiful library attract many tourists to this imposing church that is walled by the monastery. The monks from this monastery paid a lot of attention to the ground around the church and the monastery. This is how farms and estates arose here, which provided a lot of income.
#8. Marina Lipno Marina
At the marina on Lake Lipno there is a large open bungalow park and a swimming pool. Along the quay are several playgrounds, trampolines and miniature golf courses and some catering establishments. In the winter, the lake offers plenty of skating and sledging opportunities and opportunities for ice fishing. In the summer there are plenty of water sports available such as kayaking. There is also enough space to picnic or sunbathe along the water.
#9. Rožmberk nad Vltavou
This place is best known for its large knight’s castle called ‘Castle Rožmberk’. From the village a narrow and steep path leads up to this beautiful castle. Like so many others, the medieval castle has undergone various adjustments and renovations over the years. That is why you will experience various architectural styles during a walk through the castle. The showpiece is the knight’s hall from the 16th century.
#10. Zlatá Koruna
The beautiful Cistercian monastery Zlatá Koruna can be found between the towns of České Budějovice and Český Krumlov at the foot of the Klet’ mountain. This area is also known as Blanský les, a nature reserve. The Zlatá Koruna Monastery is nicknamed ‘Golden Crown’. This nickname was given by King Ottokar II after he received from Louis the Saint a thorn from the crown of thorns of Jesus Christ. In order to preserve them properly, he had founded this monastery. Next to the monastery is a cathedral in which the body of King Ottokar II lies.