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Andělská Hora

General Characteristics

County (administration): Karlovy Vary Region
District (town): Karlovy Vary
Cadastre: Andělská Hora
Map 1 : 50 000 (sheet No): 1123, 11232
Geological region: Teplá, Tachov, Smrčiny, Svatava, Cheb-Dyleň a Slavkov crystalline complexes, Thüringen - Vogtland Palaeozoic; Karlovy Vary Massif (SE part)
Accessibility: - passable footpath
Excursion locality: yes
ID : 2535


Short characteristics of the site: A rocky hill with ruins of the Engelsberg Castle at Andělská Hora SE of Karlovy Vary. The hiss is an exhumed plug of sodalite-nepheline trachyte/trachyandesite of Tertiary age, rising 100 m above the levelled granitic surface (etchplain) around. Base of the hill is covered by talus and solifluction stony loams.
Regional geologic unit: Bohemian Massif - superficial deposits and post-Variscian magmatites - Tertiary - Dispersed Alcalic volcanits
Stratigraphy: kenozoikum - terciér (paleogén - neogén)
Subject: botany, volcanology, petrology, archeology
Geological phenomenon: rock
Genesis: volcanic
Rock: trachyte

Territorial conservation

Level of protection: Registred geological localities suggested to protection in Protected landscape area
Protection of a geol. phenomenon: B - Geological phenomenon is the reason for a recommendation to the protection
Part of LEPA (Large-size especially protected areas): CHKO (Protected landscape area) - Slavkovský les
Part of the Geopark: Egeria
Conflicts of interests: tourism, ground instability


Geologická mapa ČR 1:50 000, list 11-23 Sokolov, ČGÚ Praha.

Elaboration and Updating

Elaborated by: Rojík Petr, 20.03.06
Updated by: Žáček Vladimír 11.05.10


The database Significant geological localities of the Czech Republic: 2535 [online]. Prague: Czech Geological Survey, 1998 [cit. 2023-09-27]. Available from: http:// lokality.geology.cz/2535.

Location in map:

Links to neighbouring localities within 2 km radius are available on mouse click in the map window.
Zřícenina na čedičovém vrchu Andělská hora., Václav Ziegler, 2015
Letecký pohled na Andělskou Horu, P. Holec, 2003
Pohled na Andělskou Horu ze silnice Praha-K.Vary, Markéta Vajskebrová, 2003

(C) 2003-2012 ČGS, verse aplikace 1.21 [3.2.2016]