is a small range of hills, in Saxony
and the Czech Republic
, on the west of the Erzgebirge
. They lie in a region known as Vogtland
, and take their name from the River Elster, or more precisely the Weißen Elster
which has its source in these hills, near the Czech town of Aš
The valley of the Zwota
marks the north eastern border Erzgebirge
while to the south west the valley of the Eger
separates them from the Fichtelgebirge
The highest points Hoher Brand
with a altitude of 805m, Vysoký kámen
)at 773 m, Háj u Aše
) at 758 m and the Kapellenberg
at 757 m.
The Elstergebirge have many mineral rich springs on which the spa towns
of Bad Brambach
and Bad Elster
were founded; and the Czech spa of Františkovy Lázně
(Franzenbad) was founded.
This article is sourced from German and Dutch Wikipedia.