Plešné Lake is one of the typical glacial lakes found in the Šumava region
A steep cliff towers some 300 metres above the lake’s surface. We recommend starting in the village Nová Pec and following the yellow-marked trail to the top of Plechý Hill, which is the highest peak of the Czech part of Šumava (1,378 m). The circuit back to Plešné Lake follows an extraordinarily impressive nature trail called “Spirit of the Primaeval Forest”. Climbing the steep slopes in an ancient forest which has remained untouched by human hands is a real experience.