Čachrov – Basic Information


the township of Čachrov lies in the western part of Šumava and is an entrance point for tourists who are headed into the Šumava - Bavarian forest region from the Pilsen and Klatovy areas. It lies 17 km south of Klatovy on a watershed between the Strážov stream (Úhlava catchment area) and the river Ostružná (Otava catchment area). In the Čachrov area, the foothills of Šumava pass into the mountainous regions around Železná Ruda and Prášily. The altitude of the region rises steeply and on a 10-kilometre section of the road I/27 it goes from 716 m.a.s.l. in Čachrov to 960 m.a.s.l. in Gerlova Huť.

Area of the township: 8 818 ha

Latitude: 49°.15´56´´ N
Longitude: 13°18´9´´ E

Number of inhabitants


Important contacts

SOS 112
Fire Department 150
Ambulance 155
Police 158
Mountain Rescue Service Železná Ruda +420 606 528 243
Medical Ambulance and First Aid Service - Station Klatovy +420 376 335 441, 141