The Bog Bog is a fascinating protected area in the Erzgebirge Mountains, which represents a unique natural environment and ecosystem. It is characterised by its rich plant and animal community, which is adapted to the wet and cold conditions of the peat bogs.
Geologically, the peat bog is located in the Ore Mountains and covers an area of 930 hectares. One of the dominant features of the landscape is Mount Špičák, which rises to a height of 1 115 metres and is made up of a basalt peak dating from the Mesozoic and younger Tertiary eras. The peat here comes from plant communities that do not need mineral nutrients and grow in water-saturated environments with limited air access. The result is a unique ecosystem that supports the growth of rare and endangered plant and animal species.
The history of the Boží Dar peat bog is linked to the extraction of peat, which was discovered in the 18th century and used as fuel for the local population. Peat mining was a significant economic boost for the area, especially after the end of tin and silver mining in the vicinity of Boží Dar. Today, however, the peat bog is protected and peat extraction is prohibited in order to preserve it for future generations.
Visitors have the opportunity to explore the Boží Dar peat bog thanks to the nature trail, which is 3.2 km long and offers 12 stops with information boards. The trail is accessible for wheelchair users and parents with strollers, allowing a wide range of visitors to explore this unique landscape feature.