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Mining Towns and Villages


The origin of Bublava dates back to the beginning of the 17th century. In the Kraslice Mining Book, the settlement is first mentioned in connection with the opening of new iron mines and mills in the years 1601–1602. Besides the local mining, agriculture, cattle breeding and burning charcoal were pursued. When mining ceased, provided people living mainly lace and production of musical instruments. Another development the westernmost part of the Krušné hory / Erzgebirge allowed construction of a new road from Sokolov and a little later the railroad. The Industrial Revolution has arrived even here, which resulted in the construction of modern factories. To the lace and guitars, the manufacturing of pearl jewellery, toys and turning from the bones were added. In 1870, there were two schools (for girls and boys) and over twenty pubs in Bublava. But then cames the World War II and the subsequent expulsion of local German residents.

Bublava from the Olověný Hill

Today, the region is flourishing again and Bublava has a lot to offer its visitors. You can visit the memorial commemorating the shooting of four Czech gendarmes in 1939 or pseudo-Gothic Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary from the 19th century. Then you can head for hiking and cycling trails in the surroundings – highly recommended is the circular educational path “Traces of miners”, which will lead you through the Olověný (“Lead”) Hill with the observation tower Bleiberg into town Kraslice and back. If you like hill climbing, visit the nearby Kamenáč (Aschberg), Špičák or the Komáří (“Mosquito”) Hill (on the green marked path through Stříbrná). Snowboarding and skiing enthusiasts will delight superbly equipped ski resort in the village.


The Bublava mining history reminds the coat of arms of the village.

The Municipal Coat of Arms

Useful information

Source: http://www.krusnehory.eu/obce/bublava/

GPS position

N 50° 22.428', E 12° 30.153'