Mt. Plechý and Lake Plešné
 

Altitude: Mt. Plechý 1378 m and Lake Plešné 1090 m above sea level
Location: 13 km west from Horní Planá, 5 km from Nová Pec

Lake Plešné, historical photo, collections of District Museum of National History in Český Krumlov

Lake Plešné is one of five glacial lakes on Czech side of Šumava. It has elliptical shape with length 540 m and width 150 m, area is 7,48 hectares and maximal depth 18,3 m. Jezerní brook flows from the lake and it falls to river Vltava at Želnava. About 200 meters from the lake dike is situated 6 hectare stone sea with glacial origin. There is Lake Cliff at the lake which is approx. 330 meter high. There is ranged very rare aquatic plant - quill-wort. From 1791 the lake water was filling Schwarzenberg Navigational Canal when the front moraine was equipped with water outflow.

Lake Plešné, foto Václav Dolanský    Lake Plešné, foto Václav Dolanský

In 1876-1877 there was constructed Stifter Monument on the platform upon the lake made of Šumava granite. From there is outlook over the lake, Šumava foothills and also Lipno area. There are cut quotations of Stifter piece into the monument: AUF DIESEM ANGER, AN DIESEM WASSER IST DER HERZSCHLAG DES WALDES (On this grass, at this water is palpitating the heart of the wood), LIEG IN HOHES GRAS GEBETTET, SCHAUE SEHNEND NACH DER FELSWAND (Lying in high grass, I'm wistfully looking on the rock cliff). Nearby the lake is Mt. Plechý (Plöckenstein), which is the highest mountain on the Czech side of Šumava (altitude 1378 m). The Mt. Plechý and Lake Plešné are parts of Prachatice region.

Lake Plešné, historical photo, collections of District Museum of National History in Český Krumlov A. Stifter Memorial at Lake Plešné, historical photo, collections of District Museum of National History in Český Krumlov

Nature:
Lake Plešné - glacial origin
Lake Cliff and Stone Sea - nearby the lake

Local Historical Structures:
Adalbert Stifter´s Monument above Lake Plešný
Adalbert Stifter´s Route
Schwarzenbeg Navigational Canal - fed with water from the lake

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