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Demanding tour through the Bohemian Forest to "god's eye" as Adalbert Stifter called the Plöckenstein lake.
Other highlights are the Adalbert Stifter Monument and the Plöckenstein, the highest elevation in the Šumava. A hike through the Sumava nature reserve.
0 km You start the hike at the event house Holzschlag. Follow the yellow signpost no. 21, hike slightly uphill on the forest road, crossing the ski slope of the Rehberg lift, into the high forest of the Šumava and come ...
3.3 km ... On the asphalt path that now follows, you continue your hike. Here you are accompanied by a white-blue-white tree marking. Downhill you will reach ...
5.4 km ... Deer Tubes (Říjiště). At the rest hut, turn left. The tree marking is now white-green-white. After a short climb, leave the road and turn left into the forest. A beautiful uphill, stony hiking trail follows. From here on, surefootedness and good shoes are required. You are now in a nature reserve. Do not leave the paths! At the Pod Kamenným Morem site (1050 m), take the right-hand branch of the path. A path lined with mountain pines and blueberries leads after approx. 1 km to the ...
8.3 km ... Plöckensteinersee, which Adalbert Stifter called "The Eye of God". A legend tells that a magnificent castle with greedy lords once stood on the heights of the Plöckenstein. One day a judgment fell upon them. Suddenly the sky became veiled, lightning flashed and heavy rain poured down. A ray of lightning struck the Plöckenstein and split the mountain in two. A chasm opened up and the mountain massif sank along with the castle. When the storm was over, the people saw that the castle had been destroyed and that where the lightning had split the mountain, a precipitously falling rock face and a dark lake had appeared. Follow the tree marking white-yellow-white. Follow a steep, rooty, stony but beautiful forest trail through the nature reserve up to the ...
9.9 km ... Adalbert Stifter Monument. The efforts of the approximately ¾-hour steep ascent are rewarded with a magnificent view of the lake and into the country. At the request of the Friedberg school headmaster and writer Jordan Kajetan Markus, this obelisk was erected in 1876/77 in memory of the famous Bohemian Forest poet Adalbert Stifter. After 15-20 minutes you reach the ...
11.0 km ... Plöckenstein, with its 1379 m the highest mountain in the Mühlviertel. Here you are again accompanied by trail marker no. 21 to the starting point. Walk left along the border line until the terrain drops steeply downhill. Here you march on to the right, past the "burnt stones" (this is what the Felsenmeer is called).
Always descending, you reach the forest road and continue downhill along the forest path to the "Zwieselberg" shelter hut and the old customs hut. Here you meet the Nordwaldkamm trail. Turn left onto the forest road and stay on it.
13.6 km Here you can take the 300m detour to the Liseibild, where you can read the sad story of the forester's daughter who was madly in love with a smuggler. Back again, walk along the forest road to the place where the Sterzvilla once stood. This is a simple hut where the woodcutters cooked their food. The so-called Sterz is a dish made of potatoes, flour and lard.
16.0 km From the boundary stone 1/10 you walk back along the familiar forest path ...
19.3 km ... to the event house Holzschlag.
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Interactive elevation profile