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Eighteenth Walk

Three Crosses

Ondrejska ulice (Andrew Street) - Follow the road up around the kostelik sv. Ondrej (St. Andrew Chapel). Cross the street and continue along Na Vyhlidce, thruogh the serpentines to Gogolova stezka (Gogol path), and over Tri krize (Three Crosses). Continue on Gogolova stezka, climbing gently up the forest road to Gogolova cesta (Gogol Road) and then turn right to Goethova vyhlidce (Goeth's lookout) and back on Gogolova cesta (Gogol Road) to bus stop on bus route #8 - Hurky.

Vrch Tri krize (Three Crosses Hill) - Three large crosses resembling those at biblical Golgotha were erected here around the year 1640 when the Catholics were victorious in recapturing Karlovy Vary and the surrounding area from the Lutherans who dominated here for the previous 100 years. The hill is the subject of numerous horrific legends about goblins and the murder of three brothers. Formerly, there was a restaurant at Three Crosses and a unique pavilion "Camera obscura". Here in the dark pavilion, landscape scenes were projected on the wall. In the 19th century, this hill was one of the most visited sites in the area. Pavilion Camera obscura was rebuilt by the end of 1997. If you are interested in astronomy, we recommend you visit the karlovarska hvezdarna (Karlovy Vary observatory) in the part of the town called "Hurky".

Trail #18 - length 4750m; ascent 220m (descent 65m); duration 75 minutes;
Energy expended at average speed of 4-5 km/hr;
Person weighing 70 kg - 354 kcal; if 80 kg - 405 kcal.