Czech Republic
Vyssi Brod

Nestled on the banks of the Vltava River, Vyšší Brod is a picturesque town with medieval charm, offering an intoxicating blend of historic landmarks, serene nature, and cultural experiences in the heart of the Czech Republic. Read more

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Vyšší Brod, often referred to as Hohenfurth in German, is a quaint town located in the South Bohemian Region. It's a place where the ripples of the Vltava River echo tales of yesteryears. The town's prime jewel is the Vyšší Brod Monastery, one of the oldest and most significant monastic institutions in Bohemia.
Founded in 1259, the Cistercian monastery is a splendid example of Gothic and Baroque architecture, and its library contains an impressive collection of medieval manuscripts and incunabula. Apart from its ecclesiastical heritage, the town is surrounded by the beautiful landscapes of the Šumava Mountains, making it an ideal base for hiking, cycling, and nature exploration.
While Vyšší Brod is undeniably tranquil, it's not just for those seeking peace. The Vltava River provides ample opportunities for water sports, especially canoeing, which is popular in the region.
For those looking to soak in authentic Czech culture, combined with nature's beauty and historical wealth, Vyšší Brod stands as an unmissable destination.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Vyšší Brod

Vyšší Brod Monastery

An architectural masterpiece, it's known for its Gothic church, Baroque buildings, and a library with rare manuscripts.

Museum of Vyšší Brod

Provides insights into the town's history, culture, and the life of Cistercian monks.

Lipno Dam

Located nearby, it's a major attraction for boating, swimming, and enjoying lakeside views.

Lipno Treetop Walkway

A unique structure offering panoramic views of the Šumava forest, especially mesmerizing during autumn.

Čertova Stěna Nature Reserve

A scenic spot known for its unique rock formations, viewpoints, and hiking trails.

Rožmberk Castle

A short drive from Vyšší Brod, this castle offers a journey into the medieval era with captivating historical exhibits.

Vltava River

Ideal for canoeing, fishing, or simply enjoying the serene flow of the water.

Šumava National Park

A biodiverse park with dense forests, glacial lakes, and numerous hiking trails.

Lipno Ski Resort

During winters, it becomes a hub for skiing and snowboarding.

Ruins of Vítkův Hrádek Castle

Perched on a hill, these ruins offer an unhindered view of the surrounding landscape.

What else to visit
In and around Vyssi Brod

Rozmberk nad Vltavou (5.77 km)

Rožmberk nad Vltavou, a quaint town crowned by a grand castle, seems untouched by time, offering visitors an enchanting journey through the Czech Republic's illustrious past and picturesque landscapes.

Treetop Walkway Lipno (7.39 km)

Elevate your perspective and step above the verdant canopy at the Treetop Walkway Lipno, a unique treetop trail that offers a blend of nature, adventure, and breathtaking views, suspended high above the Bohemian Forest.

Cesky Krumlov (21.8 km)

Český Krumlov, a picturesque town in the south of the Czech Republic, is famous for its imposing castle and fascinating medieval streets. Stroll over charming stone bridges and discover the rich history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Linz (34.65 km)

Linz, a city on the banks of the blue Danube, is a dynamic centre of culture and technology in the upper part of Austria. With its historic heart and modern architectural jewels, this UNESCO-listed gem is a true paradise for art and technology lovers.

Holasovice (39.22 km)

Step into a fairy tale in Holašovice, an enchanting village where time seems to stand still, showcasing Bohemian traditions, folklore, and South Bohemian rural Baroque architecture.

Ceske Budejovice (41.63 km)

České Budějovice, the charming capital of South Bohemia, is known for its exquisite historical heart, inviting beer culture, and being the gateway to exploring the beautiful countryside of the Czech Republic.

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