Ještěd is the highest mountain peak (1,012 m) of the Ještěd-Kozákov Ridge near Liberec in the north of the Czech Republic. From the summit there are views into Germany and Poland. The Horní Hanychov region of Liberec lies just below the mountain.On the summit is the Ještěd Tower restaurant, hotel and television tower, designed by Karel Hubáček, accessible by road or cable car (Ještěd Cable car). The mountain also has a ski resort.HistoryThe origin of the mountain's name is uncertain, it is probably from the term Ash mountain, a once dominant tree species in the area. The Czech name for the mountain was first recorded in 1545 as Jesstied (pod horou Jesstiedem). The German form of the name, Jeschke, was first mentioned in 1565.As far back as 1838 the summit hosted a crude stone that serves as a landmark to this day. The first hut on the summit was erected as early as 1844.In the 1860s, the mountain ridge was Station No. 4 of the first order of the Royal Saxon triangulation. For this reason a measuring station was built on the summit.In 1906, the Mountain Club, a mountain hotel, was built. The Jeschke Horní Hanychov cable car to the summit was opened in 1933.On 23 August 1940, at midnight, a Heinkel He 111 from the Second (Lion) Squadron (Löwengeschwader) from Lüneburg crashed into the mountain near the summit and tore a long swathe in the woods. This accident killed the four crew.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Jested by using our Liberec driving holiday site.
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Walked up the mountain to visit the Resturant and see the views of the area, was really surprised with the old communist style of the Resturant was kept perfectly maintained. Well worth the visit and.... more »
Fun trip to the top of Jested. Took the cable car to the top and had a wonderful view of the whole area. Spend about half an hour looking around on the top. more »
Spectacular views. The tower is definitely an interesting construction but I wouldn't call it beautiful :)
Award winning architecture. Great 360° view from the hill top. Hotel rooms way cool!!! Give it a try 👍
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