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Let’s hike across Šumava to Germany!

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Only 490Kč with Discovery Pass!

 

Join us for a cross-border hike in the largest forested area in Central Europe, the Šumava and Bavarian Forest National Parks!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2 National Parks in 2 countries in 1 day
  • Hike along quiet, off the beaten path trails across deep forests of the Šumava and Bavarian Forest.
  • Experience an episode from Czech history on your own skin

 

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Hello Discoverers!

 

I’d like to invite you for a special hike for all nature and history lovers!

We will enjoy the beauty of nature and reenact a part of the turbulent Czech history of the mid 20th century.

 

In the first few years after the 1948 communist putsch in Czechoslovakia, before the border became impenetrable, thousands of free-minded Czechoslovaks hiked across Šumava to emigrate from their homeland.

 

We are going to do the same – cross the border to the German Federal State of Bavaria which was 70 years ago under American administration.

 

To make it even more authentic, for the majority of the hike, we are going to follow “Channel 54” – the route used by Kilian Nowotny.

 

Kilian Nowotny was a Šumava native, trader, smuggler, and above all, man knowing the Šumava like nobody else. He was recruited by the US Army Intelligence Agency CIC to walk their agents across the border to Czechoslovakia. As a “side hustle” he did the same for political refugees heading in the opposite direction. He was nicknamed “the king of Šumava” for his outstanding knowledge of the forest along the Czech-Bavarian frontier and his ability to outsmart guards on both sides of the border.

 

 

PLAN OF THE DAY & TRAIL DESCRIPTION

Please read attentively!

 

We will meet at 8:00 am at the bus stop in front of Akcent Hotel, Stroupeznickeho 1, Praha 5 – Smichov.  It is immediately outside of the metro B station Andel, exit Na Knizeci.

 

We will travel by a privately chartered small bus. The journey to the trail head takes about 2 hours and 45  minutes.

 

 

FOOD

Bring at least 2 l of water and a packed lunch and snack to eat during the day! Due to the time constraints, there will be no restaurant lunch stop!

 

Expected arrival back to Prague is around 9:00 pm but a delay is possible. Don’t plan anything important after the trip!

 

 

DIFFICULTY: Medium

About 14 km / 9 miles of hiking including rocky terrain and muddy trails

 

 

 

BRING WITH YOU

You will be going abroad so you have to have a Personal ID with you, i.e. national ID card or passport!

Good walking shoes/boots. Dress in layers according to the weather forecast for the day. Bring some energy bars etc, and water. Euros to buy snacks and souvenirs.

 

PRICE

690Kč or 490Kč with Discovery Pass!

The price includes comfortable transport by a private bus, trip research including route pre-walking, two knowledgeable local guides including myself and photos from the trip.

Children under 16 pay 490 CZK (create a separate order for them an enter ‘child16’ coupon code at the checkout)

Food&drink is not included.

 

Use your employee benefit card or vouchers to pay for this trip! We accept Sodexo Flexi Pass Card and vouchers, Edenred Card and vouchers and Benefity.cz card!

To learn how to pay for Discovering Prague & CZ events with your Employee benefit card and vouchers go to this page.

 

 

 

I look forward to discovering Sumava and Bavarian Forest with you!

 

Cheers,

Filip

 

P.S.

Do you have any questions about this trip? Drop me an email at filip@discoveringprague.cz or use the Contact form HERE

 

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