Photogallery: CZ, Ore Mountains: a land of UNESCO
CZ, Ore Mountains: a land of UNESCO
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The Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge in German) is the a unique area in the west of the Czech Republic and beyond in Saxony, Germany. The mountain ridge is 130 km long, its highest peak, Klinovec, is 1244 meters high. The mountains were rich on natural resources, and people mined there for eight hundred years. This left the area with many sights and deep impact on nature. This is why the area aspires to be included into the Unseco's World Heritage program. Join us and see some typical nature sceneries and miners' towns.
Text and photo: Radka Snížková
Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) is situated in narrow valley, at confluence of Teplá and Ohře-rivers, inside afforested countryside of Iron Ore Mountains. The locality became famous though its medical treatment (cure) as well as with its mineral springs.
Where to go with your children for the weekend? The Ore Mountains are ideal. There are many possibilities of accommodation - either in the highest situated Czech town Boží Dar, or perhaps in the quiet town Loučná pod Klínovcem.
Not far from Teplice, the mining town Krupka is situated below the slopes of the Ore Mountains. Thanks to the romantic surroundings and the historical center of the town, it was popular with tourists already at the beginning of the 19th century. In 2019, Krupka became a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Erzgebirge mining region.
Our starting point for today's trip is the German town of Oberwiesenthal, which follows the Czech Loučná pod Klínovcem. We head to the village of Neudorf, about ten kilometers away.
On the lower reaches of the Ohře River lies the inconspicuous town of Louny. But do not at first glance, Louny definitely deserves attention. Whether as part of a trip to the Bohemian Uplands or to discover Czech history.
The Ore Mountains are an ideal place for hiking, offering countless excursions. In winter, when there is enough snow, it turns into a cross-country paradise. There are so many great routes from Boží Dar that it would be a pity not to come here in winter.
History of mining, and many letters to Baby Jesus written by the hand of kids as well as grown-ups.
Fichtelberg is 25 kilometers by air from Karlovy Vary. It is the highest mountain in the Ore Mountains but on theirs German side. It is a nice climb where you pass 1000 meters above sea level of altitude and you can see two countries from there.
This year's unpredictable weather and more difficult travel conditions are increasingly encouraging us to explore our homeland. Fortunately, there are more than enough opportunities for great use of free time in our country in the Czech Republic. This time we are going to the Ore Mountains for the weekend, we plan to spend the night under the aisle near the village of Měděnec, a sports day in the Klínovec Trail Park and relaxation by the pond.
We invite you for a trip to the west Bohemia. You will see a renovated castle, castle ruin, timber framed houses, narrow-gauge railway, fascinating nature sights –moffettas in the nature reservation and elsewhere. So, off we go?
Sun beams peak from behind fluffy clouds to dry puddles on a forest path. Water flowing down the stream flows over bumpy bed. Dropplets covered moss covered trunks with drew. The air smells of needles and resin.
No one was born all-knowing. One has to try ferrates before knows their secrets. Where to find them? Near Czech-German borderline. There are ferrates of three difficulties and you can train there all day long without being disturbed by crowds of other ferrate fans.
New ski resorts, modern cableways, kilometers of maintained cross-country trails, adrenaline fun, observation towers… There are thousands of reasons why to spend time in the Ore Mountains. By the end of autumn, beautiful skiing terrain and opportunities to do sports are becoming relevant.
Unlike in the 1990s, we don’t see very often some objects or reservations in the Czech Republic to be included to UNESCO’s World Heritage list. This rare occasion is about to happen again. The “Mining Culture Landscape of Erzgebirge/Krusnohori" applies to be part of the list. Czech and German (Saxon) officials have sent the application. If the land will become the part of UNESCO should be decided in the following year.
In 1516, the owner of Ostrovske dominion, Stepan Slik, founded the settlement of Udoli sv. Jachyma near silver deposits. The settlement was inhabited mostly by settlers from neighboring Saxony. When the settlement’s status was changed to the free mining town, there lived 18 thousand people n 1533. It was the second most populous city in the Kingdom of Bohemia!
If you hike in less known and popular localities with less tourists to meet instead of picking places that look good in some travel brochure, than the place which is matter of today’s article is the best for you. Make a trip to Horni Castle which is near Straze nad Ohri.
This mountain-rainge, omitted region in recent times, has interesting history and its indisputable importance. It changed from industrial and mining industry to tourist importance within past one hundred years.
Komáří Hůrka or Vížka is situated in Iron Ore Mountains in an altitude of 807 metres above sea le...
Louny is inconspicuous, but it deserves attention. Either as part of a trip to the Bohemian Uplan...
Krupka lies below the slopes of the Ore Mountains and we are not surprised that it is a UNESCO Wo...
Klášterec nad Ohří is a town, situated not far from German border. Its name became famous, first ...