Háj u Aše

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Háj u Aše
Rozhledna na Haji.jpg
Bismarck Tower on the Hainberg
Highest point
Elevation757.6 m n.m. (2,486 ft)
Coordinates50°14′01″N 12°12′06″E / 50.23361°N 12.20167°E / 50.23361; 12.20167Coordinates: 50°14′01″N 12°12′06″E / 50.23361°N 12.20167°E / 50.23361; 12.20167
Háj u Aše is located in Czech Republic
Háj u Aše
Háj u Aše
Parent rangeFichtelgebirge (Smrčiny)
Mountain typeRidge
Type of rockSchist

The Háj u Aše (German: Hainberg bei Asch, 758 m) is the highest elevation in the Bohemian part of the Fichtelgebirge mountains (Smrčiny). It is the local mountain of the town of (Asch) in the Czech Republic.


The Háj rises immediately northeast of the town of Aš in the Bohemian Vogtland. Other settlements in the area Dolní Paseky (Niederreuth) and Podhradí (Neuberg) which belong to the borough of Aš. On the summit is a mountain inn with an observation tower.


On 19 June 1904 the 34-metre-high (112 ft) stone observation tower on the summit was opened. It was designed by the Dresden architect, Wilhelm Kreis. The tower still stands and is one of the three Bismarck towers on the territory of the Czech Republic.


From the tower there are good views over the Fichtelgebirge, Elstergebirge and Ore Mountains.

Paths to the summit[edit]

  • Departure points for a visit of the mountain are the town of Aš and the village of Podhradí. A blue signed walking trail joins both locations, running over the summit of the mountain.

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