Ostrovské Skály

Ostrov Rocks - Eiland Rocks


Useful Information

Location: Ostrov, CHKO Labské pískovce (Labské pískovce Protected Landscape Area).
Motorway 8 (E55), exit 87 Tisá/Petrovice, turn left on 248 to Petrovice 2.3 km, in Petrovice turn right on 528 to Tisá 4.1 km, turn left on .
(50.806170, 14.051630)
Open: no restrictions.
[2020]
Fee: free.
[2020]
Classification: GorgeGorge
Light: n/a
Dimension:  
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:  
Address: Obecní úřad, Tisá 205, 403 36 Tisá, Tel: +420-475-222-439. E-mail:
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History

1906 climbers Fehrmann and Hönig conquer the Kořenáč tower.

Description

Ostrovské Skály is located around the village of Ostrov near the state border with Germany. The village is quite secluded in a remote valley, the only road to the village ends at the German border. This rocks are less popular with tourists, but they are quite popular among climbers. Before World War I it was rather easy for Germans to visit the Czech Republic, and so German climbers started to establish climbing routes around 1906. During the 1960s and 1970s, a number of new climbing routes were created. At this time the GDR allowed travel only to other countries of the Warsaw Pact, so it was again possible for German climbers to travel to Czechoslovakia. The cliff faces were developed in addition to the towers. The rocks Císař, Orel, Obr and the Executioner's Stone offer interesting routes.

There is also a smaller rock complex named Volské kameny on the western side of the valley.

For tourists this rocks are a less populated alternative, especially during days with a high number of visitors. There is no entrance fee and no well developed trail. But the rocks accessible from Ostrov and its southern part is crossed by the hiking trail from Tisa via Ostrov and Děčínský Sněžník to Děčín. Follow the red markings. We also recommend the use of a navi with an OpenStreetMap, which actually lists any rock by name, shows all trails and even the caves.