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Smrčiny Nature Park 

Look-out tower at Háj

Smrčiny (English: Smrčiny Uplands or Fichtel Hills, German: Fichtelgebirge) is located in the westernmost edge of the Czech Republic in the Aš headland. Its major part spreads beyond the Czech border to Germany. The articulate uplands are a part of the mountainous country of Krušné hory (Ore Mountains). The Smrčina Uplands are characterised by a flat corrugated surface with valleys concaved by numerous water courses along their edges. The highest point on the Czech territory is the Háj Mountain rising 758 metres above sea level and towering above the town of Aš. There is a 34-metre high Kamenná rozhledna (Stone Look-Out Tower) at the top of the hill, offering a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside. The look-out tower is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area. The Smrčiny Uplands also offer ideal conditions for cycling activities as the landscape is interwoven with a network of cycle paths. In winter, you may visit the ski resort at the top of Háj with several ski lifts and downhill courses suitable for slightly advanced skiers.