Velhartice is a large village and a municipality in the Plzeň Region in western Bohemia, not far from Šumava National Park. The village was first mentioned in 1318. It used to have town rights in the past. The most important tourist attraction in the village is the impressive medieval Velhartice Castle (Hrad Velhartice).
Šumava National Park, called in Czech: Národní park Šumava), is one of four national parks in Czechia. It is located in two southern regions bordering Germany and Austria: the Plzeň Region and the South Bohemian Region. On the German side of the border, there is also a national park, namely the Bavarian Forest National Park.