Black Lake, Bohemian Forest
of summer entertainment
There are an infinite number of options for swimming in the Plzeň region. You can swim in nature, in a waterpark with added attractions or in an outdoor swimming pool. You can visit a swimming pool with a water slide, a wild river and a paddling pool for the smallest in Plzeň’s urban district of Slovany. Try the fascinating system of fishponds of Bolevec on the outskirts of Plzeň or the clear water lake on the bank of the České Údolí dam in Plzeň. Tens of lidos and natural bathing biotopes scattered around the region, and year-long waterparks in Sušice, Kdyně and Horažďovice are also on offer. Romantic rides on a rowboat or paddle boat, glistening water and beautiful nature – that is what leisure time is about at Hracholusky. This 22-kilometre-long dam close to Stříbro belongs among the greatest recreational destinations of the region. It has everything that is needed for true summer entertainment – campsites on its banks, cabins, bed and breakfasts, water ski rides, steamboat cruises, water and land attractions, angling, and much more. The fishpond beaches around the region are ready for your all-day lazing. Its gates open onto the Babylon summer resort in the untouched countryside of the Upper Palatine Forest in the Domažlice region, the New Pond by Nepomuk in the south Plzeň region, Hnačov pond in the Klatovy region and the Sycherák resort at Chobot pond in the Tachov region. The Plzeň region will satisfy paddlers as well. Experienced paddlers will appreciate the torrents when going down the Otava River from Čeňkova Pila to Rejštejn, or when shooting the magnificent rapids of the Vydra, the most beautiful river of the Bohemian Forest, travelling through picturesque mountain nature. You will discover the engaging beauty of the Otava River during a leisurely cruise past the Rabí, Czech’s largest castle ruins, and other attractive sights. The placid and deep canyon of the Berounka River from Plzeň up to Zvíkovec engages people thanks to its sleepy atmosphere. Accommodation in the Plzeň region Stay overnight in the Plzeň region. It offers accommodation in luxury hotels, mid-range hotels, small family-run pensions, camps and cabins. Go to www.turisturaj.cz – accommodation section.