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Elbquelle

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  • das Hase

    I was there 4 times and was only lucky with the weather once (otherwise it was snowed in, too much rain, totally foggy).
    If you are lucky enough to see the source of the Elbe all by yourself (I had three minutes without other tourists), the place gets another fascination.

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    • August 23, 2017

  • Silvi 🐕

    We walked up to the Elbe spring at the end of October.
    Were caught by a sudden snow storm on the heights.
    But we had the source of the Elbe all to ourselves.
    A very nice place.
    There are numerous weather huts on the way to seek shelter from storms or for a relaxed picnic

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    • April 8, 2018

  • Jana

    A must for every hiker living on the Elbe. On a wall, the coats of arms of the cities lying on the Elbe are appropriate.

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    • March 13, 2015

  • meisterwerk

    The Elbe (Czech Labe) begins its 1154 km long run in the high moor called "Labská louka" (German Elbe meadow), below the Veilchenspitze (Czech Violík).
    The actual source of the Elbe is about 300 meters to the west in the middle of the "Elbwiese", but its access is prohibited for nature conservation reasons.

    Its symbolic source (brick ring with inflow and outflow) is at an altitude of 1386 m above sea level. dm.
    The area of the spring belongs to the place Špindlerův Mlýn (German spindle mill).

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    • September 9, 2019

  • Mapf

    It was inaugurated in 1684 by the Bishop of Königgrätz, Jan von Talemberk. In 1968 the spring was adorned with the coats of arms of the 24 cities through which the Elbe flows.

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    • October 14, 2021

  • Sebastian

    Best early, otherwise there is a lot going on

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    • September 18, 2019

  • Jiří CZ/LT 🇨🇿

    For several times at the Source of the Elbe. Very interesting place .....

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    • August 31, 2020

  • Ötztal Trek

    It is difficult to recommend a place which, due to its location at the crossroads of several Karkonosze trails, is usually terribly crowded. However, even without the crowds of tourists, I cannot consider this symbolic spring of the Elbe as an attraction. There are many exceptionally beautiful and worth seeing places in the Karkonosze Mountains, but this is not one of them.

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    • September 5, 2021

  • Uwe

    A visit must be easy. Well done.

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    • June 28, 2018

  • MW aus LE

    You can also keep your feet clean.

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    • April 19, 2017

  • Uwe

    Elbquelle was redeveloped.

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    • June 11, 2017

  • das Hase

    Impressive, if the source is visible then (if the level is snowed in, then the source can sometimes only guess).

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    • August 23, 2017

  • Uwe

    Very popular excursion line. With great visibility.

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    • June 28, 2018

  • Bernd_dB

    Mostly overcrowded, but you should have been there once in the snow-free time. Then the sight in winter is really spectacular, although nothing is there :)

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    • September 4, 2018

  • kocmoc

    Source of one of the most important rivers in Europe. In November 2018, we were lucky, the spring was not dry.

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    • November 19, 2018

  • Sentinel

    In fact, the real source of the Elbe cannot be determined, as it consists of the swamp meadows behind the symbolic Elbe source, the stone circle in the photos. The Elbe then forms from these swamp meadows.
    In order to be able to "show" the tourists something, this stone circle was built and made the source of the Elbe - symbolic.

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    • September 8, 2019

  • Schranzl

    good place to take a breather

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    • November 1, 2019

  • Schranzl

    Somewhat unspectacular in winter, but always worth a trip in spring or summer

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    • April 19, 2020

  • Schranzl

    Brilliant view .. with different highlights ... there is a lot to discover .... worth it ..

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    • June 13, 2020

  • Nils

    The source of the Elbe rises here. Unfortunately, no water was seen during our visit.

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    • July 27, 2020

  • Tinotakeshi

    We were obviously lucky. We were here in the summer in the morning, had nice weather AND WERE ALONE !!! 😃😎🍀

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    • September 26, 2020

  • Martin

    Elbe source with the huge plateau (Giant Mountains)

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    • November 3, 2020

  • Björn

    Long hike with lots of beautiful views.

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    • September 30, 2021

  • Bernd_dB

    Ansich quite unspectacular and crowded. But you should stop by in the snow-free time. Then the wintry sight is really spectacular.

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    • September 4, 2018


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