The branch of the instructional trail Zlatá Stezka (Golden Path) leading from the town Prachatice runs through the towns Volary and České Žleby across the border to Germany and then continues to the town Passau (Germany).
The trail acquaints visitors with the original route of the Prachatice branch of the Zlatá Stezka path, which was used for the transportation of salt and other goods from Germany to Bohemia. The path running from Passau originally had three branches. The first one led through the village Kvilda and the town Kašperské Hory and then continued to inland. The second part went through the towns Strážný and Vimperk (Vimperk branch) and the third route passed the towns Volary and Prachatice (Prachatice branch).
The Prachatice branch of the trail is 33 km long and there are 12 informative boards along the route. Most of the way is also passable for cyclists.
The point of departure is in the park in Prachatice and the way is marked by the yellow-black signs with the picture of the whipper leading packhorses and with crossed keys.
Interesting places on the trail:
Remainders of the original path in the surroundings of Prachatice and round the village Blažejovice
Volary - the most important town on the route
Soumarský Most ("Packhorse Bridge") - bridge over the Vltava river
Remainders of the former castle which protected the route
Bridge over the Mechový Potok stream - border crossing for pedestrians