Vimperk lies at an altitude of 720 m. and has about 8.500 inhabitants.
The city lies at the old trading route from Bavaria to Bohemia. This medieval route was the main route for the transportation of salt. The city walls of Vimperk are from the 15th century and are partly kept. Among the remnants is for instance one of the old towers.
Above the city dominates a majestic stronghold
, a former fortified castle which is now used as the municipal museum. The original Gothic castle from the 13th century was first in Renaissance style and later, in 1734, in Baroque style reconstructed.
In the Gothic Church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary you can see a famous Madonna statue. The interior of the church is decorated with frescos.
Just south of the city lies the fifth highest mountain of the Czech Šumava, the Boubín, 1362 m. At the foot of the mountain lies a remaining piece primeval forest
. of almost 50 hectares.
In summer there is a traditional festival in Vimperk called "Summer under the Boubín".
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