Sunday, September 30, 2018
sumava ~ böhmerwald ~ bayerischer wald (CZ DE AT)
well, my wife was busy with her friends in passau, so i could hike in the nearby mountains of nature park bayerischer wald / böhmerwald / sumava in the border area between czech republic, austria and germany.
well, i often use to say that the nature knows no man made borders, but it is not true in the bayerischer wald (sumava) region. why not? there were different ways to fight against the bark beetles (borkenkäfer). the germans decided to leave the trees up to their destiny, so there are many dead tree stubs out there. but i can confirm that nature is recovering fast if we only leave it :-). on the other hand, the czechs cut the ill trees and used a lot of chemistry against the bark beetles, so the czech side is more green and more intoxicated at the same time.
my tour #2 was in the czech republic in the area of strazny:
lake zdarske jezirko, sumava, CZ
my starting point in strazny, CZ
my tour #1 started in freyung (bavaria) and continued over the himmelsleiter stone stairs up to the lusen mountain (1373 m)
bark beetles defeated this trees, but not the whole forest :-)
himmelsleiter (stairway to heaven)
lusen, 1373 m
lusenschutzhausmore pictures here.
pictures from my last visit in june are here.