CZ, Ore Mountains – Route Across Klínovec and Boží Dar
There is an incredible number of trails around Boží Dar. Especially for families with children, this is the ideal vacation spot that one can do all year round. The Krušné Mountains are not too high, so they can take a longer trip with their children. In winter there is a wealth of ski slopes and cross-country trails.
In the morning we set out from Loučná pod Klínovcem for a day trip. Our route leads along the yellow trail along the road to Sportcentrum Klínovec (directly below the Klínovec mountain). Here is the signpost and we continue to the right along the red trail, right behind the ski lift turn off the road to the path lining the ski slope. From here it starts steeper but not so demanding and long ascent to the highest mountain of the Ore Mountains - Klínovec. At 1,244 m high there is a lookout tower, hotel and telecommunication tower. So far we have only 4 kilometers of pleasant journey almost without tourists.
However, the mountain calm leaves us because the peak is quite busy. The surrounding area is a very popular place for hikers, cyclists and runners. From Klínovec we continue along the red beautiful forest path that leads up to the ski slope at the lookout tower Boží Vyhlídka above the town Boží Dar. With its altitude of 1 028 m, the gift of God is the highest town in the Czech Republic.
Here we stay only for a quick lunch and continue on the trail leading through the national nature reserve Božídarské peat bog. The nature trail has 12 stops and is 3.2 km away. There is a typical carnivorous plant here - the sundew. Next to the road you will find a resting place and there is also a pointer that leads either back to Bozi Dar, or to the 3 km distant Božídarský špičák, which is the highest point of this protected area.
In Boží Dar we go to the square, before which we turn left and join the cycle route, which leads to the German Oberwiesenthal and measures 5 kilometers. We do not meet any cyclist, exceptionally few tourists, which is a very pleasant change from busy Klínovec and Baby Jesus' Route The whole route leads downhill, so it runs quite fast and soon we are in Oberwiesenthal. We cross the square, past the large church to the pedestrian state border leading to our starting and finishing point - the town of Loučná pod Klínovcem.
GPS: 50°23'46.5"N 12°58'05.0"E
Text and photos: Veronika Schubertová
This year's winter is really rich in snow. And where to go on a trip when the lifts are closed, but you want to enjoy the snow? There are few possibilities in the Czech Republic and the Czech mountains are not only the Giant Mountains, the Jizera Mountains or the Jeseníky Mountains. We chose the somewhat not so touristy Ore Mountains with the highest mountain Klínovec.
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.
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.
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.
A small Ore Mountains village with only a hundred inhabitants lies on the very border with Germany. The local abandoned border crossing is located directly in Český Jiřetín and connects the village with the German settlement Deutschgeorgenthal, which belongs to the village Neuhausen.
Are you attracted to hiking in winter? Today we will introduce you to 5 places that are definitely worth a visit. Both skiers and tourists will enjoy themselves here. Let yourself be carried away by the frosty atmosphere and magical views.
Cross-country skiing is the number one winter activity this year due to the closure of downhill skiing and snowboarding centers. However, the popular Jizera Mountains are already bursting, especially on weekends at the seams. But where else to go for a nice run? Ore Mountains, for example, are offered.
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.
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.
Would the Mining and Cultural Landscape of the Ore Mountains became a part of the UNESCO world and nature heritage. Those introduced to the problem believe it would. Yet don’t wait on the decision of the commission. Go on your own to see small towns, settlements, mining sights, and wild nature.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...