Approximately 4 km from Zlaté hory, a former mining town, is Příčný vrch, the highest peak of the Zlatohorská vrchovina with an altitude of 974 m. There can be no doubt about its mining past only thanks to the old mining works, the area of ore mines on the eastern slope near the road to the town of Bruntál.
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Interesting facts Transverse hill
In winter, the slopes on Příčné vrch are used by skiers, outside the winter as cattle grazing. On the castle hill or also the northern promontory, the ruins of the medieval castle Edelštejn have been preserved to this day, which you would find approximately 17 km east of the town of Jeseník. Inside this peak there is said to be about 150 km of shafts and mining corridors. At the turn-off from the road leading from Zlaté hory to Vrbno pod Pradědem, there is the pilgrimage church of the Virgin Mary Help of Christians, which has recently been reconstructed and which lies on the north-eastern slope of Příčný vrch. Other interesting places in the vicinity of Příčný vrch include the ruins of Leuchtenštejn Castle, the lookout tower on Zlatý chlum or Rejvíz, which is the highest settlement in Silesia.
The top parts of Příčný vrch are rather bypassed by tourist signs. Their routes lead through the northeastern and northern slopes of the peak, in the direction from the Golden Mountains, the beginning and end of a 17 km long marked circuit that will take you along old mines, used for mining copper and other ores and gold. You can get closest to the top by following the blue marked hiking trail, which also leads around Zámecký vrch, Edelštejn Castle and the Church of Our Lady Help of Christians.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová