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Take a family trip to Aš and its surroundings

Take a family trip to Aš and its surroundings

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Are you going on an adventurous search for a truly westernmost point in the Czech Republic? Or maybe test your courage in climbing Bismarck's decision? And what about the amusement park in nearby Plohn? Everyone deserves a little relaxation.? All this promises great fun for the whole family.

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Day 1#

The westernmost point in the Czech Republic

Traffic:

On foot, bike, car

Distance from IC:

8,6 km

Opening hours:

No

The westernmost point of the Czech Republic is located in the former Újezd u Krásné near Aš.

The Czech - German border is formed by a stream, and the westernmost point can be found using the following coordinates: 50 ° 15'9 .900 "N, 12 ° 5'26 .412" d. The point is indicated as the westernmost Czech border marker of 1844.
In 2008, near the westernmost point, the Bridge of Europe - Friendship Bridge - was built. The bridge connects the Czech Republic and Germany and it was built thanks to the Smrčinský Club in Aš in cooperation with German partners. In 2010, direction signs were installed to lead the tourists directly to the bridge.

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Day 2#

Sports complex hill Háj

Traffic:

On foot, car, bike

Distance from IC:

1,8 km

The sports complex was built in 2010 on the hill Háj in Aš. The area is located at an altitude of 620 to 750 m above sea level. It is located about 2 km from the center of Asha. The area offers opportunities for the whole family, as well as for athletes or entire sports teams. The sports area has a multifunctional playground, which can be used for ball games such as football, floorball, volleyball, handball and many others. There are also three other playgrounds where visitors can play, for example, football, tennis and basketball, streetball, badminton. There are also tables for table tennis and a playground for Russian skittles. For lovers of mountaineering, there is a climbing wall in the area with a height of 6 m, it is suitable for both beginners and advanced. Another part of the complex is a minigolf course, which has 18 lanes. Last but not least, there is a playground for the little ones. The Vrch Háj sports complex is dominated by an in-line track, which has a length of 1,088 m. In winter, this track is used as a cross-country ski run and is suitably modified. The track is illuminated. The area also includes a rental of sports equipment, both for summer and winter, when visitors can rent cross-country and downhill skis, snowboards and other equipment. There is also facilities for athletes in the form of a camp.

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Day 3#

Trojmezí

Traffic:

On foot, bike, car

Distance from IC:

14,7 km

Opening hours:

No

Trojmezí is the interface of three territorial units, where the three historical borders between Bohemia, Bavaria and Saxony meet. Historically, this is where the "Iron Curtain" began before 1989, because after the establishment of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic in 1949, the borders of "east" and "west" intersected here. Until October 3, 1990, it was a tri-border between the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, Germany and the GDR.

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Day 4#

Virtualization of Goethe Square and the Evangelical Church

Traffic:

On foot, car, bike

Distance from IC:

290 m

Opening hours:

No

Virtualization of Goethe Square presents 2 time periods (1900 and 1932), between which the user can switch. They are also part of the virtualization of 360 ° videos, in which a different historical (or mythological) figure (J. W. Goethe, G. Geipel, K. Henlein and Nahřbetskoč) always speaks at each observation point. To observe extinct historical objects in virtual reality, point the smartphone at the specific place where the historical object was originally located, and let yourself be transported to the past. Switch between different dates when observing extinct monuments and travel to different time periods. Discover a wealth of other information, historical sites, and view period photos and themed videos.

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Day 5#

Textile Museum in Aš

Traffic:

On foot, bike, car

Distance from IC:

304 m

Opening hours:

Mon closed Tue-Fri 9-12 13-17 Sat-Sun 10-17

The Museum in Aš is currently a part of a contributory organization of Library, Museum and information centre of Aš which was established by the municipality of Aš on 1st January 2013.

The museum continues a rich history of museum tradition in Aš from the period of Austro-Hungarian Empire and the First Czechoslovak Republic. The Museum in Aš was founded in 1892. The main exposition included ceramics products, furniture, national costumes, weapons, pictures, books and collections that were donated by the citizens of the town. The exhibition was constantly expanded thanks to the donations given by the local citizens and factory owners. The present appearance of the museum dates back to the year 1966 when it was moved to the renovated building of a “castle” which was an Empire style building built by a factory owner Klaubert on the site of a burnt-down Zedtwitz castle on Nicholas Hill.  

At the end of 2008, both textile and historical exhibition were removed due to the museum relocation and reconstruction which was carried out as part of the “Revitalisation of Nicholas Hill” – a project financed by the municipality of Aš and the EU. At present, negotiations with partners in Saxony concerning the co-operation in obtaining money from European funds are underway. In co-operation with the Museum of Mylau (Museum Burg Mylau), the municipality of Aš is going to apply for funds to set up the exhibition called “Meetings and exhibitions – project of co-operation between the Aš and Mylau museums” which is going to be placed in the former library and fire station in Poštovní Square. In co-operation with the cultural centre of the town of Plauen, the municipality of Aš is going to apply for funds to organize the Textile Exhibition located on Nicholas Hill (Mikulášský Vrch).

The museum in Aš keeps a central register of stone crosses and wayside shrines in the Czech Republic and it also maintains a regional register of border and boundary markers as well as basic documentation of horizontal water plants. The Society for the Research of Stone Crosses, which is part of the museum in Aš, organizes a meeting of voluntary contributors and researchers who are interested in the issue of minor monuments. The event is held annually on the last weekend in September. In year the 2003, the 20th anniversary meeting of the Society was held: it was also a record in the number of participants, having been attended by 85 researchers including foreign guests from Poland, Germany and Slovakia. The participants exchanged their experience and knowledge concerning minor monuments. The register of minor monuments currently contains 2,100 records of stone crosses, 1,400 records of minor monuments and 930 records of border markers. There is also an extensive library containing literature about minor monuments and the library contains 1,450 items. 

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Day 6#

Ethnographic Museum

Traffic:

On foot, bike, car

Distance from IC:

302 m

Opening hours:

Mon closed Tue-Fri 9-12 13-17 Sat-Sun 10-17

The ethnographic collection of the Aš Museum is currently presented in the sensitively reconstructed premises of the former city library in the listed building No. 635 (the so-called "fire station") on Poštová náměstí. Visitors will learn not only about the history of the city and its surroundings, but also where the city took its name and why three graylings appeared in the city emblem. Part of the exhibition is devoted to the history of the former owners of the Aš-Neuberg estate, the lords of Neuberg and Zedtwitz, and the religious conditions in the region.

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Day 7#

Lesmistrova´s way

Traffic:

On foot, bike

Distance from IC:

1,8 km

Opening hours:

No

This nature trail is 3 km long. Lesmistrova cesta or Forest Day is aimed at strengthening the public's subconscious in the field of the environment with the help of such a path. Along the way, you will find 5 habitats where examples of forest management processes are shown in practice. Distribution of habitats: 1. Young forest aged about 2-6 years 2. Beech stand aged about 25 years 3. Newly planted beech stand 4. Screening in spruce stand 5. Practical example of forest seedlings

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Day 8#

Children's rope park Krásná

Traffic:

On foot, car, bike, public transport

Distance from IC:

2,3 km

Opening hours:

March - November

In the former castle park there is a rope park and a workout playground for seniors. Due to the fact that the attractions are located at a lower height than usual, there may not be constant supervision in the park. It is enough if only parents look after the children. The small rope center offers 12 attractions.

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Day 9#

Inline track Krásná

Traffic:

On foot, car, bike, public transport

Distance from IC:

1,8 km

Opening hours:

No (skating in summer, skiing in winter)

Sports complex, where you will find a football field with quality natural turf and an asphalt circuit with a length of 400m with two lanes for fans of in-line skating, especially suitable for beginners and children. Of course, this track is also artificial lighting and social facilities. In winter, a track for classic skiing is run on the track and part of it is adapted for free technique.

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Day 10#

Swimming pool Aš

Traffic:

On foot, car, bike

Admission:

Yes

Distance from IC:

866m

Opening hours:

MON closed TUES 13-16:30 WED-FRI 13-21 SAT 10-18 SUN 14-20

The swimming pool consists of two parts - indoor and outdoor. These parts work independently of each other. The pool is designed for the general public and for athletes. You can relax on the steam bath and cool off the cold water pools. Couples are divided into women's and men's. You can visit the outdoor area in the summer months. There is a paddling pool, a swimming pool and a wild river pool. The pool area is landscaped and there is a large grassy area.

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Day 11#

Nature trail on the way to Trojstátí

Traffic:

On foot, car, bike, bus

Distance from IC:

12,3 km

Opening hours:

No

From the town of Hranice to the tri-border of Bohemia, Saxony and Bavaria and back there is an educational trail with 9 stops. You will learn more about this secluded but beautiful landscape.

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Day 12#

Educational trail through the Bílý Halštrov valley

Traffic:

On foot, car, bike, bus

Distance from IC:

9,2 km

Opening hours:

No

Access to monuments in the Halštrov valley between Kopaniny and Bad Elstr. The main goal of the project, on both sides of the border, is to restore historically significant places in Doubrava in Aš and in Bad Elster. For this purpose, the area of ​​the listed paper mill (holendru) was modified in Doubrava. In Bad Elster, a listed wooden building has been restored in the sunny, airy spa and outdoor swimming pool. The surroundings of the paper mill in Doubrava were revitalized and a lookout point was built. In the space you will find artifacts from the Aš Museum belonging to the original paper mill. There is also a marked nature trail, which includes 11 information points. At each stop there are information boards with a detailed description of the locality - paper mill, church, cemetery, etc.…

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Day 13#

Circle Vernéřov – Elster – Horní Paseky – Vernéřovské doly

Traffic:

On foot, car, bike, bus

Distance from IC:

6,5 km

Opening hours:

No

The author of the trail is: Smrčiny, z.ú.

https://www.smrciny.cz/

https://www.smrciny.cz/o-stezce-zanikle-vernerovsko/

The route is 6.5 km long. The circuit leads through the defunct Vernéřov region with a local revitalized cemetery. On the route you will also find interesting views of the past, where you can see the relatively well-preserved foundations of pubs and mills. It leads around the renovated Villa Marta, which once served as a recovery spa. On the trail you will also see a preserved mine dump.

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Day 14#

Ski resort Aš

Difficulty:

Light, medium

Traffic:

On foot, car, public transport

Admission:

Yes

Distance from IC:

3 km

Duration:

Variable

Opening hours:

On the website

The VRCH HÁJ ski area in Aš is located on the Háj hill at an altitude of 620 to 750 meters, approximately 1 km from the city center.

Thanks to its advantageous altitude and location with plenty of snow, Aš has been one of the most sought-after tourist resorts in western Bohemia since the beginning of the last century. The area offers space to spend a pleasant winter family vacation or sports weekend with friends. There is a kiosk with refreshments and heated toilets in the area for visitors. In the immediate vicinity of the complex there is a new maintained parking lot with sufficient capacity.

In 2011, piste No. 3 was extended and the TATRAPOMA H-80 lift was installed. This step connected all 3 slopes of the area.

The area currently offers 3 downhill runs, easy and medium difficulty suitable for families with children. Skiers are transported to the top of ski slope No. 1 by the TATRAPOMA H-60 ​​ski lift with a capacity of 900 people / hour and to ski slope No. 3 by the TATRAPOMA H-80 ski lift with a capacity of 900 people / hour. The slopes are fully equipped with a snowmaking system and lighting for night skiing and are modified with a powerful Leithner LH500 snowmobile. The terrains are suitable for both beginners and intermediate skiers, as well as for parents with children.

For cross-country skiers there are circular routes: 3, 5 and 7 km long.

 

Blue piste - this is a simple piste, which is designed primarily for children, weaker skiers and the elderly. Its inclination is the slightest, which guarantees the lowest speed and maximum driving control.

Red piste - has a greater incline and allows you to achieve higher speeds for the skier.

 

Children's corner

  • Length 70m
  • Elevation gain 10m
  • Artificial snow Yes
  • Evening lighting Yes

Slope No. 1

  • Length 400m
  • Elevation gain 60m
  • Artificial snow Yes
  • Evening lighting Yes

Slope No. 2

  • Length 450m
  • Elevation gain 70m
  • Artificial snow No
  • Evening lighting No

Slope No. 3

  • Length 700m
  • Elevation gain 105m
  • Artificial snow Yes
  • Evening lighting No

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