Háj u Aše

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Háj u Aše
Bismarck tower on the Hainberg

Bismarck tower on the Hainberg

height 757.6  m nm
location Czech Republic
Mountains Elster Mountains
Coordinates 50 ° 14 ′ 1 ″  N , 12 ° 12 ′ 6 ″  E Coordinates: 50 ° 14 ′ 1 ″  N , 12 ° 12 ′ 6 ″  E
Háj u Aše (Czech Republic)
Háj u Aše
Type Ridges
rock Mica slate

The Háj u Aše (German: Hainberg bei Asch, 758 m) is the highest point in the Bohemian part of the Elster Mountains . It is the local mountain of the city of in the Czech Republic .

Location and surroundings

The Háj rises immediately northeast of the town of Aš in the Bohemian Vogtland between the valleys of the Ašský potok and the White Elster . Other places in the vicinity are the villages of Doubrava (Grün) and Dolní Paseky (Niederreuth) , which belong to Aš, and the municipality of Podhradí (Neuberg). On the summit there is a fire-destroyed mountain inn with an observation tower.

In the current geomorphological classification of the Czech Republic , the mountain is located in the Hájská vrchovina part of the Ašská vrchovina area , which is part of the main unit called Smrčiny (Fichtel Mountains).

Hainberghaus / Horská chata Háj (2006), built in 1884 by the Asch Alpine Club Section, confiscated in 1945, burned down in 2009


For a long time the Háj was bare and largely unplanted. In 1861 the Ascher community bought it from the Zedtwitzers for 6,000 gold coins , and with the special help of Georg Unger, later also known as the “father of the Hainberg”, the characteristic forest was created in the following years. A building fund was set up in 1874 for the construction of an observation tower; In 1898 the Dresden architect Wilhelm Kreis received the building contract for the Bismarck Tower. It was built in 1902 and 1903 and inaugurated on June 19, 1904.

Bismarck Tower

The 34 m high stone lookout tower is one of three Bismarck towers in the Czech Republic. Its viewing platform offers a wide view of the Elster Mountains, Fichtel Mountains and the Ore Mountains .

Paths to the summit

Starting points for a visit to the mountain are the town of and the municipality of Podhradí . A blue hiking route connects both places and leads over the top of the mountain.


  • Petr David, Vladimír Soukup: Egerland and Ascher region (=  travel guide through Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia ). 1st edition. S & D, Praha 1997, ISBN 80-86050-06-8 .
  • Jaroslav Vít: Ašsko. Historicko-Turistický Průvodce č. 15 / District of Asch. Historical-tourist guide No. 15 . Nakl. Českého Lesa, Domažlice 2000, ISBN 80-86125-19-X .

Web links

Commons : Háj u Aše  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Meßtischblatt 5739 "Bad Elster" edition 1933, scale 1: 25,000 ( digital copy on http://www.deutschefotothek.de )
  2. Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR and EkoCentrum Brno (eds.): Plzeňsko a Karlovarsko - Edice Chráněná území ČR , Volume XI; ARTEDIT Praha, 2004; ISBN 80-86064-68-9 ; Pp. 26-27
  3. ^ The Hainberghaus (752 m) , Section Asch des D. u. Ö. AV