Kvilda Year-round tourist destination
With its altitude of 1,065 metres above sea level, Kvila is the highest village not only in the Šumava region, but also in the whole of the Czech Republic. This year-round tourist destination with many guest houses and privately-owned cottages offers numerous opportunities for winter and summer activities as well as complete infrastructure. You can find shops, restaurants, a post office, a renowned bakery and sports rental shop here.
However, what makes Kvilda most famous is the untouched nature of the Šumava National Park which surrounds it. The village land includes six protected areas, for example the Jezerní slat mire or the Source of the Vltava river. To the south, there is the Bavorský les National Park. The closest town is Vimperk, 16 km away.
The village of Kvilda is a very lucrative destination both for Czech and foreign tourists.
Kvilda and its surroundings
|Ski Kvilda – ski resort||100 m|
|Kvilda car park||300 m|
|Information centre||300 m|
|Village hall||300 m|
|St Stephen’s church||250 m|
|Restaurant “U krále Šumavy”||400 m|
|Post office||450 m|
Why come to Šumava
Cycling and hiking
The network of well-marked cycling paths is 2 100 kilometres long, with a bike repair shop in almost every town.
There are also almost 500 km of marked hiking trails, with the longest, the Šumava trail, 120 km long, crossing the whole Šumava region.
Trips into the Šumava wilderness with a guide are also popular, with thirty different trails available. Each town has information panels with a map of the hiking trails and cycling paths in the region.
Cross-country and downhill skiing
For downhill skiing, you can choose from one of several ski resorts, two of which can be found on the German side of the Šumava region.
There is a network of cross-country skiing tracks with a length of 450 km and gentle uphill and downhill sections. Those that follow the canals are particularly interesting.
The altitudes of the tracks are mostly above 1000 m, which ensures good snow conditions.
Kvilda has a ski school for downhill and cross-country skiing and snowboarding.
Sightseeing and relaxation
The Šumava region has an interesting history. Dozens of castles and manor-houses, charming villages and well-preserved historical town centres recount the area’s past.
The local unique nature is protected, but not inaccessible. The countryside is criss-crossed by hundreds of kilometres of all sorts of path and trails, and is also served by so-called Green Buses – ecological public transport.
You can reach the Šumava peaks on foot, or take one of the nine ski lifts.
The Lipno dam offers numerous tourist attractions, and it is not alone. The whole of the Šumava region is ready to offer its visitors and population relaxation for the body and soul.
In many respects, the Šumava region is unique: it has a clean environment, breath-taking beauty, numerous opportunities for relaxation and practical services for all kinds of tourism.
Investing in your own property in this location is an opportunity to valorise your finances in the long-term…
as well as giving you your own private space. A second home you will be happy to return to.
During the periods when you are not using your apartment yourself, you can rent it out. Rental returns will help you reimburse your mortgage or provide a regular income.