Kašperské Hory – Základní informace

Topography

The town of Kašperské Hory is situated at the foothills of the central part of the Šumava Mountains bordering with the Šumava National Park. It is located in the mountainous terrain, on the south-facing slope over the Opolenecký and the Zlatý Streams and the Otava valley, in between the towns of Sušice, Železná Ruda and Vimperk.

Rich history of this small, nevertheless important, royal mining town and its interesting position make it an attractive tourist destination. Kařperské Hory nowadays represent one of the leading Šumava recreational resorts, offering agreeable passing of leisure time as well as quality services throughout the whole year.

The Kašperk castle, built by the Roman Emperor Charles IV, has been towering above the town since 1356. The castle became the symbol of then new, Kašperské Hory branch of the Golden Path, which was an important trade route from Bavarian Passau to Kašperské Hory built from the order of this significant monarch. The castle garrison's task also was to guard the border with the neighbouring Bavaria and the safety of the local gold-mining district, the most significant source of gold in the pre-Hussite epoch.

Administrative area: 4 415 hectares
Altitude: 740 m. a. s. l.

latitude: 49° 8’ 38’’
longitude: 13° 33’ 34’’

Population

Total of 1523 citizens (as of 31st Dec. 2010),
of that 767 women and 756 men
Average age – 42 years

Important Contacts

Important telephone numbers

Fire brigade +420 376 582 215
Police +420 376 582 289

Healthcare services in Kašperské Hory

General practitioner - adults
MUDr. Ladislav JON

+420 773 997 442
+420 608 442 666

General practitioner - children and youth
MUDr. Dana HEINOVÁ

+420 376 582 383

Dentist
MUDr. Vladimíra MIRVALDOVÁ
MUDr. Lukáš KOHOUT

+420 376 582 224

Gynaecological clinic
MUDr. František KOŽNAR

Pharmacy

+420 376 582 304

Emergency - Sušice Hospital

+420 376 530 310
+420 376 530 110

Town Cultural and Information Centre

+420 376 503 411
+420 376 503 412

E-mail: informace@kasphory.cz, kultura@kasphory.cz

Kašperk castle

+420 376 582 324, E-mail: info@kasperk.cz

Česká spořitelna +420 376 582 402
Post office +420 376 582 288