Euroregion Elbe/Labe

Špičák

Great view of the Eastern Ore Mountains from an unusual perspective; Basalt columns

The Špičák (Eng. Sattelberg) does not tower over the neighbors in the vicinity with 723 m, but it offers an unusual perspective, as there are only a few mountains with a view in this region. Unfortunately the view towards Saxon and Bohemian Switzerland is blocked by vegetation. But the view of the Eastern Ore Mountains is magnificent and unusual. As a striking elevation right next to the motorway, the Špičák cannot be overlooked by passersby.

The lookout point is on the west of the two peaks, on basalt columns. The remains of a building that was an inn until 1945 can still be seen at the foot of the building.

There is a cave on the east side of the summit, but it is not easy to find.

Address

403 37 Petrovice

Offers

There is a restaurant in the nearby Oelsen, but unfortunately not in the even closer Krasný Les.

Arrival

The Špičák can only be reached on foot. The best way to hike to the top is from Krasný Les or from Oelsen. The climb is not very difficult. You can also do a beautiful circular hike of approx. 12 km through the valley of the Gottleuba from both places (i.e. to the west around the Špičák).

Unfortunately, both places cannot be reached by public transport on weekends.