If you search for the springs of many streams in Šumava, you will find that they originate in the area of the largest complex of upland peat bogs called Modravské slatě. This site is located in the first zone of the national park, and although there are a large number of paths and roads, it is not accessible due to the protection of vegetation and wildlife. Protected animals such as capercaillie, caddis, lizards, dragonflies, mountain mice or lynx live here. Rare plants have also found refuge here, such as some rare peat bogs, the spider mite and other unique plant kingdoms.
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Interesting facts Modravské slatě
The moors are composed of smaller peat bogs
The 18 hectares of the Modravské slatí area consist of several smaller peat bogs, which you can only admire from a distance, but the view of their plains is definitely worth it. You will find them on a wooded plain along the border with Germany, often bearing the names of streams or rivers that flow in them. Rokytská slať, Blatenská slať, Šárecká slať, Novohuťské močály, Roklanská slať and Mlynářská slať are rare, therefore the area is strictly protected and the public does not have access to it.
So what can you visit
A visit to the small vrchjezerní slať hill will certainly not disappoint you. Waterlogged spruce vegetation, cage and lakes form the characteristic appearance of the mountain range. The Tříjezerní slatí leads to an educational trail, which has been operating since 1979. At the entrance, take a close look at the information board and set out on board or log paths on piles to the heart of the peat bog. In case of bad weather, a small shelter is built here. Here you can relax and then comfortably take part in the tour itself.
Tříjezerní slať represents a peat bog
Tříjezerní slať lies on the edge of the largest complex of moors in Šumava, Modravské slatí, which belongs to wetlands of international importance. Take advantage of this ideal opportunity to walk through the moors and get to know what the peat bog actually looks like. Go through the individual zones and admire the lakes and vegetation and get a concrete idea of what it really is.
Author: Helena Syslová