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Jiřetín pod Jedlovou

alt: Svatý Jiřetín
de: Sankt Georgenthal
ru: Йиржетин-под-Едловоу sr: Јиржетин под Једловом

1229 Jiřetín pod Jedlovou Jiřetín pod Jedlovou is situated at an elevation of 458 m in the northern foothills of the Lužické hory (Lusatian Mountains, Lausitzer Gebirge) in North Bohemia.

Sankt Georgenthal, named after the patron saint of the founder, was founded in 1554 on a regular ground plan of Saxon mining towns for the miners who were called into the area in 1548. Mining for gold, silver, copper, lead and other metals in this area had already been documented in 1474 and 1484. In 1587, the village obtained the status of a royal mining town. Minig for copper, silver and tin flourished until the times of the Tirty Years' War (1618–1648) but declined thereafter and was finally ended in 1888. After 1945, the German population was expelled and the town's population thus was reduced from about 2,000 before the war to less than 1,000 and the statuts of a town was removed. Sankt Georgenthal was initially translated to Svatý Jiřetín. When the villages of Svatý Jiřetín, Rozhled (Tollendorf), Lesné (Innozenzidorf) and Jedlová (Tannendorf; see below) were merged into a single municipality in 1949, the new municipality was renamed Jiřetín pod Jedlovou.

The mountain Křížová hora [left] (Kreuzberg; 563 m) near Jiřetín pod Jedlovou has been a popular pilgrimage site since the 18th century. The pilgrimages go back to tales of a miracle-working crucifix, which, according to the legends, had been erected here in 1669. In 1759–1764, eleven stations of the cross, a wooden chapel with the 12th and 13th station, and a Rococo chapel with the Holy Sepulcre were built. The wooden chapel was destroyed by a storm in 1779, and was replaced by a new brick chapel in 1783–1796. The massive tower was added in 1881–1888. The complex was listed as a cultural monument in 1969.


Jedlová (German: Tannendorf) is situated at an elevation of 535–600 m just north of the Jedlová (Tannenberg) mountain. Tannendorf was first mentioned in a document of 1787. Together with Tollenstein (Czech: Rozhled) it formed a municipality since 1869. After the expulsion of the German population following World War II, most of the then abandoned houses were demolished. Since 1949, Jedlová is part of the municipality Jiřetín pod Jedlovou.

3343 Jedlová (Jiřetín pod Jedlovou) The country inn Pfeiferbaude (Pfeiferova bouda) [left] is one of the old buildings in Jedlová that still exist.

The Jedlová (Tannenberg) [left: background] is the third highest elevation (774 m) in the Lužické hory (Lusatian Mountains, Lausitzer Gebirge) in North Bohemia.

[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiřetín_pod_Jedlovou; https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Křížová_hora_(Lausitzer_Gebirge), https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Křížová_hora_(Lužické_hory); https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jedlová_(Jiřetín_pod_Jedlovou), https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jedlová_(Berg)]