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Hiking trail - Železná Ruda – top of Ostrý

Length: 15 km
Dificulty: medium
Circle: NO, Marking: marked

Our route starts in Železná Ruda and continues on the red tourist track. After 1km the route will start to lean right and lead through Alžbětín to a crossroad next to the monument of the writer Adolf Kašpar. The route then continues way up to Čertovo jezero (lake). From Čertovo Jezero the route continues by the red tourist track. From there we will go along an asphalt road, after a while the road will start to go down along the hillside of the border tops to the turning to BIlá Strž. Here it is possible to visit the natural reserve and continue by the red track to the crossing Na Statečku pod Ostrým where we leave the red track and turn left to the blue one which leads all the way to the top of Ostrý.


 Dist.   Location   Elevation   Marking   Description 
 Železná Ruda 
 787 m n.m.         
 Železná Ruda – Alžbětín 
 758 m n.m.        
 Pomník A. Kašpara 
 936 m n.m.        
 Čertovo lake 
 1037 m n.m.        
 Černé lake 
 1038 m n.m.         
 Bílá strž 
 976 m n.m.       crossroad with yellow tourist route 
 953 m n.m.        
 Vrch Ostrý 
 1280 m n.m.        

 Železná Ruda – One of the remarkable monuments of Železná Ruda, is a baroque and Marian church from the first half of 18th century. The Church has an interesting onion-like dome and it is an example of late baroque building style. Samples of Šumava’s glazing can be seen in Klosterman’s museum. Blacksmith’s hammer from 18th-19th century is a protected technical monument of the museum
 Čertovo jezero – A Natural reservation. The lake is located in the height of 1030m, the area of the lake is about 9.7 ha and the deepest parts of the lake about 36m deep. The lake is surrounded by spruce trees.
 Černé Jezero – A Natural reservation The lake has a triangular shape and its area is about 18,4 ha. The deepest parts are about 40m deep. The lake is of iceberg origin. There is a 300m high stone wall called Jezerní Stěna over the lake and a great stone sea. There is a protected technical monument under Černé Jezero – It was the first pumped-stroge hydroelectricity built in 1930 in Czechia (Czechoslovakia).
 Bilá strž – A Natural reservation. It is a romantic canyon-like valley of Bilý potok, west of Černé jezero. The stream there creates numerous cascades and waterfalls. Surroundings are full of mountain spruces, beeches, firs and sorbuses.
 Top of Ostrý - A characteristic two-pointed hill, which is supposed to be the most beautiful hill of Kralovský Hvozd. Its lower top (1241m) is bare and rocky, it is located on in Germany, Bavaria

Hiking trail - Železná Ruda – top of Ostrý

Photos of the route


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