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The former glassmaking village of Lenora in Šumava is well known to paddlers who set out from there on summer journeys along the Teplá Vltava. Get to know it for yourself. You can visit the glass museum, the covered wooden bridge and the historic municipal furnace, which melts on the last Saturday of every month and bakes fragrant pancakes, buns and bread.
Lenora is an important tourist centre. Around the information centre Idina Pila the shortest road to Boubin to the local lookout tower and boaters can find a boat rental service, with which they can go for a summer rafting trip on the Vltava River. The Šumava cycling route from Železná Ruda to Vyšší Brod also passes through Lenora and the Šumava cycling bus stops here. On foot or by train you can easily reach the Soumar Bridge, where you can walk through the Soumar peat bogs and look down on them from the lookout tower.
However, you don't have to go anywhere from Lenora, you can also find activities right there. The original glassmaking village, named after Princess Eleonora, produced plate and crystal glass decorated with colourful paintings and carvings, which travelled from Šumava to the whole world. The history is commemorated by the Glass Museum in the municipal office building.
But what you must try is the local bread from the municipal oven. The Lenore people built it in the first half of the 19th century to save fuel by baking bread together. On the last Saturday of every month from April to the end of December, bread, cakes, buns and garlic-rubbed Lenore pancakes are baked in public.