Extraordinary location in the center of Kašperské Hory
Discover forgotten stories
To procure your morning cup of coffee and fresh pastries, simply descend the stairs to the ground floor, where there will be a cafe and a bakery. If you’d like to sit outside your apartment with your guests or neighbors or organize a private party, the landscaped flower garden with a romantic gazebo on the patio is the ideal setting.
Buying an apartment in the Bílá Růže Residence is also an interesting investment opportunity. In addition to a comfortable home base just a stone’s throw from Šumava National Park, you are also acquiring a permanent asset that will only appreciate in the future. Around 1.9 million tourists visit Šumava National Park every year and the R4 highway will be completed at the end of 2024, which will significantly shorten the commute from Prague. You can rent out your apartment when you’re not using it to secure additional income.
Environmentally-friendly and economical housing
The Bílá Růže Residence is energy-efficient and environmentally friendly with a C class of efficiency. The apartments will be heated by central heating from the municipal biomass heating plant with separate meters in each apartment. Residents can also set heat levels remotely.
The history of building no. 173
The history of the building in which the Bílá Růže Residence has been created goes back to the Middle Ages, when the first settlement connected with gold mining was founded on the site of present-day Kašperské Hory. In 1584, a Catholic hamlet called Reichenstein acquired the status of a royal mining town. Life centered around the market square, with its Renaissance town hall. The surrounding buildings were probably built around the same time. The earliest document mentioning building number 173, however, dates back to the first half of the 17th century, when it was owned by a family of local tax collectors.
In the mid-19th century, the Chlístovskýs, a husband and wife team, turned the building into an inn and the building has been called U Bílé růže ever since. At the peak of its fame in 1900, it was run by Alois Hörnisch, a flamboyant figure known throughout the Šumava region as “Old Luisl.” The mayor of Kašperské Hory, Josef Reckerzügel, was the building’s last tenant before the war.
In our modern area, once provincial patriotism gave way to nationalism, and then after the regional post-war events, the hotel itself was also affected. Owned by the communist state, until the 1990s it was operated by the Jednota company, which first converted it into a trade school dormitory, but later returned it to its original use. After the fall of communism, further plans for renovation were halted and the building fell into disrepair.
In 2020, the current owners decided to restore U Bílé růže to its former glory. Looking for a place to escape from busy city life, they fell in love with Šumava. When they bought their first property in Kašperské Hory, though unplanned, they became hotel owners, having been thoroughly charmed by this unique place.