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Mácha's Lake

Mácha's Lake is located in the North Bohemian Liberec Region, 56 km to the south-west of Liberec and 40 km south to the German border.

This artificial pond was first installed under the reign of Charles IV in 1367 and is the largest lake in North Bohemia comprising an area of 350 ha. The well-known resort town of Doksy lies on the south-shore of Mácha's Lake at 266m a.s.l. The town with a population around 5,200 covers an area of 7492ha.

The weather in Doksy on Mácha's Lake

The annual average temperature in the town of Doksy is 8,6 °C. The summer months from June to August are the hottest, with average temperatures of 24°C; in winter, the lowest temperatures are in February with -5°C.

Things to do on Mácha's Lake

Surrounded by cone-shaped mountains, forests and the old castle of Bezděz, Mácha's Lake – named after the poet Karel Hynek Mácha – is a beautiful swimming and water sports lake boasting four white and sandy beaches.

The lake‘s two islands, Myší and Kachní, and the fortress of Myší hrádek (Myßlin) are famous for many old myths and legends. Numerous bird sanctuaries along the islands’ shores provide nesting sites for the water birds.

The wide range of leisure activities on Mácha's Lake include boat rides and ship cruises, sailing, sailing competitions, wind surfing, beach volleyball, bungee jumping from 50m, waymarked hiking trails, bicycle rental, horseback riding, tennis courts, miniature golf and playgrounds as well as the traditional run around the lake.

Two of the best known and most visited resort towns of North Bohemia are located on Lake Mácha: Doksy and Staré Splavy. The spa town of Doksy lies on the south shore of the lake and is a very popular holiday and recreation resort for Czech and German tourists during the summer months. Tourists find accommodation in one of the town’s numerous hotels, B&Bs, bungalows and camping grounds.

Both Doksy and Staré Splavy are ideal starting points for trips to the surrounding castles and hiking or bicycle tours through lovely countryside in summer. During the cold and always snowy winter, visitors enjoy skiing on the Bohemian Mountains or skating and ice hockey on the frozen Lake Mácha.