Háj u Aše
|Háj u Aše|
Bismarck Tower on the Hainberg
|Parent range||Fichtelgebirge (Smrčiny)|
|Type of rock||Schist|
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 Aš (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.
Paths to the summit
- 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.