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Hiking, Trip to surroundings
Ruins of castles around Stráž nad Ohří

Length: 17,2 km
Dificulty: medium
Circle: YES, Marking: marked

This trip introduces two interesting ruined castles around Stráž nad Ohří. It starts on the green track going up to the top of the Nebeská Skála (Heaven Rock) which is visible from far away. At the crossroads Odbočka na Nebeskou Skálu you can see the valley of the Ohře river and it is about 300m to the ruin of Himlštejn. After visiting the castle you should come back to the crossroad and continue along the green track towards Srní. From Srní towards Krásný Les you should still follow the green track and at the next crossroad you should leave it and continue by the little car road descending to Krásný Les. A while before Krásný Les you will see the blue track which will take us to the ruin of Horní hrad (Top castle). After the second ruin the trip continues back along the blue track to Stráž nad Ohří, where the trip ends.


   Hiking, Trip to surroundings - Ruins of castles around Stráž nad Ohří
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 Dist.   Location   Elevation   Marking   Description 
 Stráž nad Ohří 
 344 m n.m.      Crossroad of red and blue route 
 Nebeská skála 
 542 m n.m.        
 Castle Himlštejn 
 587 m n.m.        
 761 m n.m.         
 787 m n.m.        
 Krásný Les 
 537 m n.m.        
 Castle Hauenštejn 
 439 m n.m.        
 Stráž nad Ohří 
 344 m n.m.        

 Stráž nad Ohří . A former guard settlement on a trade trail in the valley of Ohře river. The church of St.Michael and the statue of the Holy Trinity are the monuments to be seen here.
 Himlštejn – A castle built in 1495 at the place of the former castle. It has been deserted since 1574. The original castle constituted of two buildings. Remains of them can be seen at the top part of the area. South of it is the dominant of Himlštejn – the ruin of a tower 13x8m. There is a beautiful view of the river.
 Srní – Village Srní with picturesque mountain houses.
 Horní Hrad (Hauenštejn) – Built on a high rock above the confluence of two streams in the end of 13th century to guard trade routes leading through the Ohře valley. In 1850 it was changed into a chateau the ruin of which you can visit, but nowadays the only accessible part is the gothic tower while the other parts are under reconstruction.

Hiking, Trip to surroundings - Ruins of castles around Stráž nad Ohří

Photos of the route

Stráž nad Ohří with castle Himlštejn
Hill Peklo near Stráž nad Ohří


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