|location||Waldviertel , Lower Austria|
|Mountains||Gratzener Bergland (Freiwald)|
|Dominance||5.2 km → Kamenec|
|particularities||European main watershed|
Location and landscape
The Tischberg is located in the wooded main ridge of the Gratzener Bergland in north-western Lower Austria , about 1 km from the Czech border, not far from the border triangle between Bohemia , Lower and Upper Austria .
The main peak of the Tischberg is located 2 kilometers northwest of Karlstift ( Gmünd district ) and 3 km east of Pohoří na Šumavě ( Český Krumlov district ), around the end of which the border runs in a semicircle. The ridge runs very winding here and has numerous peaks around 1000 meters. It runs south to Eichelberg ( ) with the Lainsitz origin, then east to the saddle from Stadlberg and - only 1 km away - to Sepplberg ( ), the triangle with Höllaubach and Grenzbach that drain south to the Waldaist . Then follows the border mountain Kamenec (Steinberg), and to the north the Black Wall ( ). It is morphologically separated from the Tischberg, only 4 km away, by two parallel valleys running north: while the Lainsitz, which rises on the southern slope of the Tischberg, flows around the mountain in a semicircle and then turns to the northeast, the Pohořský potok drains from the Sepplberg northeast to the Maltsch . In a northerly direction the main ridge continues over the secondary peak of the Ahornstein ( ) and - interrupted by the semicircle of the Lainsitz - in the well-known vantage point of the Nebelstein ( ). To the west, the Tischberg is bounded by the valley of the Einsiedelbach , which goes from Karlstift to Lainsitz.
The watershed between the Elbe (Malsche, Lainsitz) and the Danube (Waldaist), the European main watershed , leaves the Gratzener main ridge on Eichelberg and leads eastwards over the Karlstift saddle. The Austrian-Czech border runs along the west foot of the Lainsitz.
The areas west belonged to the Bohemian court district Gratzen which, although largely German-speaking, after the fall of the Habsburg monarchy to Czechoslovakia came. Between around 1950 and 1989, the state border was in the restricted area of the Iron Curtain and it was not allowed to enter.
Today the north-south long-distance hiking trail (05), part of the European long-distance hiking trail E6 , and together the Nordwaldkammweg (105), which represents the historical Austrian-Bohemian border, runs here. It passes the Tischberg in the Einsiedelbachtal.