Erzgebirge

Description

Klinovec (1244 m)

The Ore Mountains, or Erzgebirge in German and Krušné Hory in Czech, constitute the boundary between Germany and Czech Republic. The main part is situated in the Czech Republic.

History played an important role in shaping these mountains. From mediaeval times on-wards the mountains have been exploited for silver and tin. In our times, large mining operations have removed complete mountains for lignite. More important for the walker is the attractive culture mix that resulted from the forced separation between East and West after World War II. Massive, forbidden houses of the 19th century, shoddy commu-nist building blocks, and rather vulgar modern houses fill the streets of many a village. Pompous spa towns like Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad) and Mariánské Lázně (Marienbad) show a totally different side of socialism. Historic cities like Loket show us the richness of the 18th century.

The hills and mountains are covered in large and dark forests with a variety of trees and full of game. The higher parts – Klinovec, 1.244 m, is the highest mountain – have been damaged by air pollution, but new trees are now emerging. The valleys are cultivated and offer space for small villages surrounded by gardens.

Hiking is excellent. A network of marked paths criss cross these mountains, and easy to get maps show them in their respective colours. The European Trail E3 runs from west to east, in a northern (German) and southern (Czech) variant. The larger villages have ho-tels, and on top of the highest mountains are mountain huts. Apart from summertime, you won't meet many people.

Trails in this region

Books

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Maps

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United Kingdom
  • Mulde Valley Cycle Route: Erzgebirge to the Elbe (383km)
  • Mulde Valley Cycle Route, a 383-km long cycle route across Thuringia along the valley of the Mulde from the Erzgebirge mountains to the Elbe at Dessau, presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in a guide with maps at 1:75,000 showing the route and its variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols, indicating road surface, campsites and other... Read more
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  • Stara Planina Central: Uzana to Vratnik Domino Map
  • Stara Planina Central: Uzana to Vratnik map at 1:50,000 from Bulgarian publishers Domino, contoured and GPS compatible, with hiking trails, accommodation options including a list of local mountain refuges, etc. The map is double-sided and covers the mountains from just west of the Uzana massif, the geographical centre of Bulgaria, eastwards to... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 2 Stara Planina gebergte | Domino
  • Gedetailleerde kaart met hoogtelijnen en wandelroutes. Tevens aanduiding van campings, hotels, eerste hulpposten, etc. Alle tekst in het Latijnse en Cyrillische schrift. Wandelpaden gemarkeerd, hutten zijn aangegeven. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Erzgebirge East: Seiffen - Altenberg - Bad Gottleuba
  • Erzgebirge East: Seiffen - Altenberg - Bad Gottleuba (No. 808), a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS:This title is part of an extensive series... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 808 Osterzgebirge | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details als hoogtelijnen, vegetatie, schaduwtekening maar ook de ingetekende wandelroutes en in veel gevallen ook fietsroutes (MTB). Gevaarlijke routes worden als zodanig weergegeven met een bepaalde markering. Berghutten en campings zijn goed terug te vinden op deze kaarten. Daarnaast staan de... Read more
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  • Stara Planina Western: Belogradchik to Berkovita Domino Map
  • Stara Planina Western: Belogradchik to Berkovita map at 1:50,000 from Bulgarian publishers Domino, contoured and GPS compatible, with hiking trails, accommodation options including a list of local mountain refuges, etc. The map is double-sided and covers the mountains from the peak of Byala Voda near Belogradchik eastwards to just beyond... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 3 Stara Planina gebergte | Domino
  • Gedetailleerde kaart met hoogtelijnen en wandelroutes. Tevens aanduiding van campings, hotels, eerste hulpposten, etc. Alle tekst in het Latijnse en Cyrillische schrift. Wandelpaden gemarkeerd, hutten zijn aangegeven. Read more
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  • Erzegebirge West: Aue - Eibenstock - Kurort Oberwiesenthal
  • Erzegebirge West: Aue - Eibenstock - Kurort Oberwiesenthal area of south-western Saxony on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 806 Erzgebirge, Westliches | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details als hoogtelijnen, vegetatie, schaduwtekening maar ook de ingetekende wandelroutes en in veel gevallen ook fietsroutes (MTB). Gevaarlijke routes worden als zodanig weergegeven met een bepaalde markering. Berghutten en campings zijn goed terug te vinden op deze kaarten. Daarnaast staan de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Stara Planina Western: Berkovita to Zlatitsa Domino Map
  • Stara Planina Western: Berkovita to Zlatitsa map at 1:50,000 from Bulgarian publishers Domino, contoured and GPS compatible, with hiking trails, accommodation options including a list of local mountain refuges, etc. The map is double-sided and covers the mountains from Varshets (directly north of Sofia) to just beyond Etrepole.Maps in the... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 4 Stara Planina gebergte | Domino
  • Gedetailleerde kaart met hoogtelijnen en wandelroutes. Tevens aanduiding van campings, hotels, eerste hulpposten, etc. Alle tekst in het Latijnse en Cyrillische schrift. Wandelpaden gemarkeerd, hutten zijn aangegeven. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Czech Republic 50K Tourist Atlas
  • Czech Republic Tourist Atlas from Shocart with over 600 pages of contoured mapping at an exceptionally detailed scale of 1:50,000 with hiking and cycling trails, presented in an A4 ring-binder with a hard slipcase. Each page is removable so coverage can be easily assembled for just selected parts of the country, or individual pages used on... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Strandzha Mountains: Burgas to the Turkish Border Domino Map
  • Strandzha Mountains in the south-eastern corner of Bulgaria between Burgas to the Turkish border on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Domino showing local hiking trails and highlighting various interesting sites, with three more detailed enlargements at 1:25,000. Most place names are in both Latin and Cyrillic alphabet; map legend... Read more
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  • Rila Mountains Domino Map
  • Rila Mountains at 1:50,000 on a large, double-sided, contoured map with GPS waypoints for shelters and chalets, peaks, etc. and highlighting hiking routes. Topography is shown by contours at 50m intervals with additional relief shading and graphics and colouring for scree, single rocks over 5m high, marshlands and pine scrub and forests. An... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 5 Rila gebergte | Domino
  • Gedetailleerde kaart met hoogtelijnen en wandelroutes. Tevens aanduiding van campings, hotels, eerste hulpposten, etc. Alle tekst in het Latijnse en Cyrillische schrift. Wandelpaden gemarkeerd, hutten zijn aangegeven. Read more
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  • Pirin Mountains Domino
  • Pirin Mountains at 1:50,000 on a large, double-sided, contoured map with GPS waypoints for shelters and chalets, peaks, etc. and highlighting hiking routes. Topography is shown by contours at 40m intervals with additional relief shading and graphics and colouring for sandstone stacks, single rocks over 5m high, marshlands and different types of... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 6 Pirin gebergte | Domino
  • Gedetailleerde kaart met hoogtelijnen en wandelroutes. Tevens aanduiding van campings, hotels, eerste hulpposten, etc. Alle tekst in het Latijnse en Cyrillische schrift. Wandelpaden gemarkeerd, hutten zijn aangegeven. Read more
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  • Western Rhodope Mountains Domino Map
  • Western Rhodope Mountains at 1:100,000 on a contoured GPS compatible map from Domino extending from just west of the Pirin National Park to Asenovgrad in the north-east. The map is double-sided with a good overlap between the sides. Topography is shown by contours at 50m intervals with relief shading and spot heights, plus colouring for... Read more
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  • Stara Planina Central: Zlatitsa to Kalofer Domino Map
  • Stara Planina Central: Zlatitsa to Kalofer map at 1:50,000 from Bulgarian publishers Domino, contoured and GPS compatible, with hiking trails, accommodation options including a list of local mountain refuges, etc. The map is double-sided and covers the mountains from just west of Ribaritsa and Zlatitsa eastwards beyond Kalofer to the peak of... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 1 Stara Planina gebergte | Domino
  • Gedetailleerde kaart met hoogtelijnen en wandelroutes. Tevens aanduiding van campings, hotels, eerste hulpposten, etc. Alle tekst in het Latijnse en Cyrillische schrift. Wandelpaden gemarkeerd, hutten zijn aangegeven. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 406 Krušné hory - Klínovec, Jáchymov | Shocart
  • Gedetailleerde deelkaart van Tsjechie met daarop naast vele topografische details ook ingetekende wandelroutes, hutten en andere toeristische bezienswaardigheden. Voor de wandelaar zijn de routes en bijvoorbeeld hoogtelijnen van belang. Goed kleurgebruik en legenda in meerdere talen. Als wandelkaart of fietskaart dan ook prima te gebruiken Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 407 Krušné hory - Chomutovsko | Shocart
  • Gedetailleerde deelkaart van Tsjechie met daarop naast vele topografische details ook ingetekende wandelroutes, hutten en andere toeristische bezienswaardigheden. Voor de wandelaar zijn de routes en bijvoorbeeld hoogtelijnen van belang. Goed kleurgebruik en legenda in meerdere talen. Als wandelkaart of fietskaart dan ook prima te gebruiken Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 408 Krušné hory - Mostecko | Shocart
  • Gedetailleerde deelkaart van Tsjechie met daarop naast vele topografische details ook ingetekende wandelroutes, hutten en andere toeristische bezienswaardigheden. Voor de wandelaar zijn de routes en bijvoorbeeld hoogtelijnen van belang. Goed kleurgebruik en legenda in meerdere talen. Als wandelkaart of fietskaart dan ook prima te gebruiken Read more
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