The ecological consequences of surface coal mining in northern Bohemia and the process of subsequent reclamation

This unique circuit will introduce you to the history of vast coal mining under the peaks of the Ore mountains and the face of the landscape after this fundamental interference which led to the destruction of cities and villages and the relocation of the inhabitants.

First we‘ll visit a unique lookout located in one of the towers of the Heat Power Plant in Ledvice. From this place you will be able to look at the giant Bílina mine, the bottom of which is the deepest place in the Czech Republic. Next, we will visit the fairytale castle – Jezeří, which was saved at the last minute from the progressing mining which resulted in it now being situated on a cliff over the area. After lunch, we‘ll look at a world unique! -The monumental gothic temple in Most, which was moved 841 m by rails to escape destruction by mining. We will end up optimistically at Lake Barbora with a modern golf complex and a recreation area that originated on the reclaimed areas of the former mines. This is a very interesting, contemporary theme and also a reminder about the relationship of people with the landscape. An experience and reflection for those who are not indifferent to the fate of our planet
(easy walk aprox. 2km)