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Plechý and Plešné lake

The highest mountain of the Bohemian part of the Bohemian Forest (1,378 m) is situated about 14 km west of Horní Planá and about 8 km southwest of Nová Pec on the state border with Austria. The mountain attracts visitors with a number of attractions. The most attractive is the glacial Lake Plešné, which has not been open to the public for many years. On the slope above the lake stands a 14.5-meter tall memorial to the writer and poet Adalbert Stifter, it was built from the Šumava stones and placed where he was looking into the region, in a difficult-to-reach cliff above the lake. On the southern slope of Plechý, the rocky wall of the Plešne lake karales rises up to 211 meters. It is an important geomorphological structure, which is one of the most valuable parts of the local nature reserve. In the vicinity of the "Pleura Lake" (Karl Threshold), a vast stone sea is formed by the massive, frosty weathering of the burnt boulders of the coarse granite of Plöckenstein. After the northern slope of Plechý, the Schwarzenberg  canal route is accessible, which is accessible from the village of Jelení, where the canal passes through an underground tunnel with two interesting portals. Access to the top of Plechý is possible along the red marked ridge route from the Nové Údolí settlement (4 km south of Stožec) through Tristoličník, Trojmezná and Trojmezí (15 km - about 5 hours). It is possible to continue from Plechý after the yellow line to Plešné lake. From here it is possible to continue on green to the Jelení  or green with a blue connection to Nová Pec.

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