Holiday in the Bohemian Forest (Šumava) in Czech Republic – the Hotel St. Thomas
The Hotel St. Thomas provides a friendly atmosphere for holiday in the Bohemian Forest (Šumava) both for adults and children. The location of the hotel is ideal as it is situated in the middle of the Bohemian Forest (Šumava) countryside where children can play safely, breathe fresh air, make new friends and in general enjoy their free days and holidays. A well equipped Regenerative center (swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, infra sauna, gym) also helps to satisfy all our clients.
Hotels Neighborhood and Settlement St.Thomas
A gothic church from the middle of the 14th century which was rebuilt into the Late Gothic style in the first half of the 16th century (valuable ribbed vault and traceries in the presbytery). In 1771, 1758 and 1874 the church was reconstructed (Neo-gothic portals and windows into the face of the building).
A former Schwarzenberg lodge in the Swiss style, built in 1872. After a fire in 1990 it was temporarily roofed , now after reconstruction it has been converted into our mountain and wellness hotel St Thomas, with well-preserved architecture, situated in the wild part of the Bohemian Forest on the right bank of Lake Lipno in the altitude 970 meters above sea level.
The Ruin of Vítkův Hrádek in St.Thomas
You should not forget to visit the nearby castle Vitkuv hradek which is the highest situated ruin of a castle in the Czech republic (1053 meters above sea level). From an observation deck there is a beautiful view of the Bohemian Forest and Lake Lipno and when the weather is clear you can even see the Austrian Alps.
The castle was founded in the13th century by the House of Vitkovci, in 1302 it changed hands to the House of Rozmberk. At the beginning of the 16th century it was joined to the grounds of Cesky Krumlov when it lost its importance and at the end of the 17th century became desolate. In 1869 the castle was in the process of reconstruction which is today followed by other corrections. A three-floor defensive prismatic tower has been partly preserved , masonry of some buildings and a fortification with bastions from the16th and 17th century. Vitkuv kamen is mentioned by A. Stifter in his novels Hvozd (Hochwald) and Vitek (Witiko).
Some Photos © Občanské sdružení Vítkův Hrádek
Hiking and Cycling in Bohemian Forest (Šumava)
You can make a rRomantic strolls in the hotel surroundings. The hotel surroundings are suitable for hiking, cycling and picking mushrooms.
All area of Lipensko is not only a resort for summer holidays. On the top of the hill Kramolin there was founded a very significant center of winter sports where not only ski slopes are available, but also maintained cross-country trails, a vast snowboard park, the biggest children ski ground in the Czech republic, rental of sports equipment and a wide range of other relative services which make this center a popular destination.
Holiday on the Lipno Lake
Lake Lipno also offers ideal conditions for bathing. Several well-maintained sand beaches provide trouble-free access to water. The gentle descent of the bottom and relatively shallow depth of the reservoir are suitable even for child visitors. The quality of water in Lake Lipno is regularly monitored on the beaches in Horni Plana, Cerna v Posumavi and Lipno nad Vltavou, whereas according to the results of monitoring in the past years there have not been any problems with its cleanness.
By Lipno lake, im Lipno nad Vltavou, there is also an Active park with many sport and adrenalin attractions – for example Bobsleigh track – one of the best in the world thanks to its length and variety.
Winter Holidays in Bohemian Forest (Šumava)
Skiing in Austrian Hochficht (40 minutes) and Stern stein (20 minutes) or in the ski area Lipno (15 minutes)
A machine maintained circuit for cross-country skiers in the countryside.
Skating on the frozen lake – you can use a several kilometer long regularly maintained path Lipno nad Vltavou – Frymburk – the longest in the world – recorded in the Guinness book of Records!
Snow kiting – it is more or less similar to a summer sport kite surfing (surface water sport) when the combination of a kite and a snowboard or skis is used.
Holidays in the Bohemian Forest (Šumava) for Children
For families with children we regularly offer special packages of services and various discounts which are presented on our website.