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Erzgebirge

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointKlínovec (1244 m/4081 ft)
CountriesCzech Republic (60%), Germany (40%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesSaxony (40%), Ústi nad Labem (22%), Karlovy Vary (16%), Central Bohemia (11%), Plzeň (9%), Prague (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area18,864 sq km / 7,284 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent159 km / 99 mi North-South
184 km / 114 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long50° 27' N; 13° 13' E
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Map of Erzgebirge
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Erzgebirge.
Bohemian RangesLevel 3 (Parent)
         ErzgebirgeLevel 4
         SudetyLevel 4 (Sibling)
         BohmerwaldLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Czech-Moravian HillsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         North Danube HillsLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Erzgebirge

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Klínovec12444081 
2.Klínovec-Northeast Slope1230+4035+ 
3.Fichtelberg12153986 
4.Macecha11133652 
5.Lesný9833225 
6.Kahleberg9052969 
7.Milešovka8372746 
8.Morgensternhöhe7112333 
9.Kletečná7062316 
10.Großer Tschirnstein5621844 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Erzgebirge

Milešovka
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The conical plug of Mileskova as seen from the south (2014-04-07). Photo by Lee Newton.
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Říp
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A view of Rip heading towards the peak on the red trail after getting off the train from Praha Masarykova station at Micechvosty (a siding). I hiked over the peak into Roudnice nad Labem. About 20K hike (2015-03-26). Photo by Graeme Rankine.
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Petřín
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About half way to the top, and already an amazing view of Prague (2007-03-29). Photo by Max Rees.
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Divoka Sarka
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Heading up the peak on the red trail after catching the line 26 tram to Divorka Sarka stop (2015-03-27). Photo by Graeme Rankine.
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