Ostaš is a nature reserve in the Broumov region, founded by the Ministry of Education and Culture in 1956, but unlike the Broumov walls or the Adršpach-Teplice rocks, it is not so well known. Its name is related to the first name Eustachius (Eustach) or also Ostach (Ostaš). It is said that this saint used to be a protector of hunters and had a chapel or picture somewhere in these parts.

Information for visitors

Adress: , Žďár nad Metují
GPS: 50.55978890, 16.20514720
Ostaš map

Interesting facts Ostaš

On the top of Ostaš at an altitude of 701 m above sea level, there is a lookout Frýdlantská skála with a view of the Krkonoše Mountains, Jestřebí Mountains, the already mentioned Broumov Walls, Adršpaško - Teplice Rocks and Javoří Mountains. On the southern and eastern slopes we can explore a maze with bizarre formations (one of them is the so-called Death Mound or the Devil's Car). The smaller rock town is also on the north-eastern slope and is called Kočičí skály.

If you descend, then after a tour of the sandstone gems, refreshments await you in a pleasant restaurant. And if you are looking for accommodation, it is also possible here in tents and cozy cottages. So equip yourself with a good mood, snack and camera and soon add one beautiful, less than 30 hectares large reserve to your list of natural pearls.

Author: Marcela Horká, Vlastimil Hloupý