Komáří hůrka

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Krupka, Czech Republic
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Komáří hůrka - View from Teplice to the Ore mountains with Mt. Komárí hurka
Komáří hůrka - view from Komárí hurka to Mt. Geising on the German side
Komáří hůrka - view from Komárí hurka
Komáří hůrka - Komárí hurka seen from the chair lift
Komáří hůrka - view from the German side to Komárí hurka

Komáří hůrka Krupka Reviews

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An excellent viewpoint and Nature preserve Oct 08, 2016
With 807 m above sea level Komárí hurka is one of the highest peaks in the Eastern Ore mountains (Krusne hory). It is located on the main crest of the mountains, just northeast of Krupka, right on the steep drop-off on the southern side of the Ore mountains (pic 1: view from Teplice). This makes Komárí hurka a first rate viewing point: Vis-a-vis in the south are the city Teplice and the cone-shaped mountains of the Ceske stredohori (Bohemian mid-range mountains, pic 4), in the west you can see the peaks along the main crest of the Ore mountains, in the north is the wide plateau of the Ore mountains with peaks like Mt. Geising e.g. (pic 5, pic 2: view back from the plateau toward Mt. Komárí hurka) and in the east you see the sandstone mountains of Bohemian-Saxon Switzerland. If the weather co-operates and the visibility is excellent, then you might even see the Giant Mountains (Krkonose) in far distance in the east.

The mountain and its surroundings were home of the most important tin mining area in Central Europe, since medieval times until the middle of the 20th century. Lots of relics of the mining are still visible - from mine shafts, chapels and bell towers over miners' huts to Pinges (Wikipedia: "a wedge-, ditch- or funnel-shaped depression in the terrain caused by mining activity.") In fact, the viewing tower of the mountain hut/restaurant on top is a former bell tower, built in 1568 to tell the miners begin and end of their shift by ringing the bell. Since 1692 the bell also rang three times a day to call the miners to get together for a prayer.

Komárí hurka is an excellent area for hikes and cycling trips, too. In winter cross-country skiing trails and downhill runs are groomed (a few skilifts on the eastern slope). The plateau near the main crest is partially a nature preserve due to the rare plants that grow there - from mid May through mid July it is a paradise for lovers of blooming mountain wildflowers.

In the years 1950 - 52 a chair lift from Krupka (Bohosudov) up to the mountain was built - see separate Transportation Tip. The chair lift aside, getting to the top is easy by driving or bus from Teplice via Krupka.
View from Teplice to the Ore mount…
view from the German side to Komá…
Komárí hurka seen from the chair…
view from Komárí hurka
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