About the town
Kašperské Hory is a town located in the Bohemian Forest that boasts of a rich history. Located in the proximity of the gold-bearing Otava river upper course, this mountain resort serves as a hiking trails starting point throughout the year.
The castle of Kašperk rises above the town as a typical landmark. It was built by order of Charles IV to protect the country´s border, merchants´ pathways and gold mines.
With the population of 1 449 (as of January 1, 2019) the town of Kašperské Hory is situated in the Plzeňský region at the altitude of 758 m above the sea level.
In addition to Kašperské Hory, the town administrative district includes several small scenic villages and settlements, namely Červená, Dolní Dvorce, Kavrlík, Lídlovy Dvory, Opolenec, Podlesí, Tuškov, Žlíbek.
The rich and far-reaching history of this small but important royal mining town and its fascinating position attracts many tourists. Offering attractive leisure opportunities and high quality services to its visitors, the present town of Kašperské Hory is one of key holiday resorts in the Bohemian Forest.
Among other, Kašperské Hory is the scene of novels and stories written by
the famous Bohemian Forest´s
writer Karel Klostermann. The writer´s father used to work here as a physician and held the position of the mayor for several years.