Project Activities in the Šumava Biosphere Reserve

photo: Josef Stemberk

photo: Josef Stemberk

photo: Josef Stemberk

SU 10: Training and promotion of local tourist guides

58 people from the region participated in two training series for tourist guides organised by the National Park. The trainings extended the participant's knowledge about the Šumava mountains, the region's nature, culture and history and also about nature protection. In practical field trainings and excursions the participants learned how to guide a group and how to explain things in a way that everybody can understand and enjoy.

Walking with theses guides, visitors discover cultural monuments and natural beauties on the traces of history, listen to bohemian ghost stories or learn how the river Vltava has been used to wash dirt to gold. Tours are offered for hikers, bikers and cross-country skiers and are arranged either individually with a single guide or booked with the help of the national park.

The national park supports the promotion of the guides' services by publishing a leaflet and providing contact dates.

Documents for download/Related documents:

Leaflet of guided tours

National Park Šumava Administration/Institute of Systems Biology and Ecology




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