Photogallery: CZ - Komáří Vížka
CZ - Komáří Vížka
heading (paragraph): Hills
No. of pictures: 29 pictures
Komáří Hůrka or Vížka is situated in Iron Ore Mountains in an altitude of 807 metres above sea level. You can reach there by means of seat lift from the community of Bohosudov. This is an important shrine, placed not far from the town of Teplice.
The peak of the hill is an important dominanta of the whole Iron Ore Mountain Range.
Photo: Irina Kalinina
The town of Teplice is situated in a basin between the Czech Hills (České středohoří) and Ore Mountains (Krušné hory), not far from the German border, offering many interesting monuments, such as cloisters, churches, castles etc.
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!
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.
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