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Železná Ruda (Bohemian Forest)

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Resort 7.8
Ski area 7.1
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Špičák Zelezná Ruda
Piste Map Špičák Zelezná Ruda
Information about the ski area
Špičák Zelezná Ruda
Highest point: 1,202 m
Lowest point: 854 m
Altitude ski resort: 820 m
Lifts in total: 12
Tow lifts: 11
Chair lifts: 1
Gondola lift: 0
Pistes in total: 8 km
3.5 km
3.6 km
0.9 km

Ski vacations Železná Ruda – Unspoilt nature in the Bohemian Forest!

Železná Ruda (Bohemian Forest)

Železná Ruda (meaning "ironstone market") is located at 820 m altitude, just approx. 3 km from Bayerisch Eisenstein on the German border and is one of the central points for sport and tourism in Bohemian Forest. The name of the town stems from when it was founded, on a trading route close to an iron ore mine between Bohemia and Bavaria. As the area is very rich in raw materials, since the Middle Ages there have been many iron and glass workshops, which up until the middle of the 20th century provided work for lots of the residents. However today tourism plays a much greater role. In summer the region invites you on hikes and bike rides around the lakes and mountain peaks, whilst in winter it bustles with sport-lovers on the extensive cross-country trails and in the family-friendly ski areas. Should the weather keep you from enjoying the nature, you can learn about the history or the special features of the region in the diverse museums (e.g. the brewery museum or the motorcycle exhibition).

Bohemian Forest

The Bohemian Forest is a mountain chain which stretches over 200 km along the German-Czech-Austrian border. Although geographically speaking it is only a single mountain range, the name it's given depends on the region, i.e the political border. On the German side it's called the Bavarian Forest, it is known in Czech as Šumava and in Upper Austria it's given the name Bohemian Forest. The Czech part is at between 510 and 1,378 m above sea level, with the highest mountain, Plechý (Plöckenstein) being located on the Austrian border. In 1990 the UNESCO biosphere reserve Šumava was founded.

Since the Middle Ages glass production has played a huge part in the region's economy and is known for this today. Tourism is now of increasing significance- also in winter. The Bohemian Forest is dotted with many small ski areas, each with its unique charm, so you really are spoilt for choice. All over you'll find soft slopes, often also with ski kindergartens for the little ones, to challenging pistes which lead through the wonderful forest landscape.

Travel Železná Ruda (Bohemian Forest)

  • By train: Železná Ruda (in resort)
  • By plane: Prague (approx. 160 km), Munich (approx. 170 km), Salzburg (approx. 205)

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