Tourist tips

The Black Tower in the south west corner of the square is visible from far away and it is the landmark of the town.
Glass Museum (State Museum of the History of Glass Culture) and Glass Gardens
The building is now the seat of the municipal office.
The Church, often labelled as the Baroque art gem of southwest Bohemia.
Catacombs under Jesuit Church were created as a result of conversion work performed in the basements of original burghers´ houses that had stood there before the construction of the church.
Baroque White Unicorn´s Apothecary It has been one the most preserved apothecaries with a Baroque interior in the whole Europe.
The official date of the arrival of Jesuits in Klatovy was 11 March 1636. First, they built a mission station in Klatovy, and later a dormitory, a church and a seminary.
The artists’ village of Waldhäuser with Heinz Theuerjahr (ark, atelier and sculpture park)
The Schwellhäusl – Timber rafting pond with “Bierstein” & “Hans-Watzlik-Hain” virgin woodland
Today it is the oldest preserved building in the town.
Javorník (mountain 1066 m) – lookout tower
The so-called White Tower built in 1581, a belfry to the adjacent church, is situated next to it in quite an uncommon and solitary way.
Two belts of town walls made of stones were erected around Klatovy in order to protect the medieval town.
The former church is currently used for exhibiting modern art during summer season while the cloister building has served as a day hospital for disabled fellow-citizens since 2007.
They were silent witnesses of the economic expansion period, the most important one in this royal town´s history, brought about in the 16th century by hops cultivation and busy trade traffic along the way to Bavaria.
This building in Art Nouveau style was erected in the years 1905 – 1907 as the municipal saving bank, according to a design by the architect R. Štěch from Pilsner.
The Glass Pavilion in Klatovy, with its more than 500 exhibits, represents the largest European collection of the Lötz Glass Factory production accessible to the public.
Gallery of contemporary art was founded after 1989 in a historic house in the square, where the Baroque apothecary is situated, too.
"The Divine Flower" named by Swedish botanist K. Linne, enthusiasts from Klatovy began to grow after the Napoleonic wars.
The synagogue, together with the school building, is located off the former town walls in Plzenska street, No. 178.
Mercandin park is the oldest park in Klatovy. Is named after a district commissioner, earl František Mercandin.
Visitors can enjoy a beautiful view of the Šumava Mountains, whether from the viewing point behind the Church of St. Martin or from the observation tower on the hill.
The town offers plenty of opportunities – both active and passive. If you wish to be active, visit the newly reconstructed swimming pool.
Klenová Castle and Chateau is located on a hill of the same name 13 km west of the town of Klatovy in the Pilsen Region, about 2 km from the town of Janovice nad Úhlavou. Since 1964 it has been protected as a cultural monument.
The castle with its water ditch fortification was one of the best fortresses of its period.
The view-tower is made of wood and stands on a stone plinth.