Introductory provisions

Visitor rules are generally binding legal regulations, setting out the conditions for tourism, sporting and recreational activities of visitors to the territory of the Šumava National Park (hereinafter referred to as the "National Park").

Visitor rules are specifically issued in order to protect the National Park from any tourist, sporting or recreational interference. The rules reserve specific areas for those activities which are prohibited from the areas specified by § 16 of the Nature Conservation and Landscape Protection Act. This reservation may be made subject to time or other circumstances as specified in this regulation.

Visitor rules apply to all visitors to the National Park or to those working in the area, unless stipulated otherwise.