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Krkonoše and Sněžka

Krkonoše and Sněžka

The Krkonoše Mountains are the top Czech mountains in many aspects: They are the highest, the most visited, have the only alpine range, and their flora and fauna are unbelievably diverse.

Steep glacial corries and large mountain meadows, rocky ridges and picturesque valleys with timbered houses – all of this can be seen here. The roar of waterfalls and the mysterious silence of the fens and mountain pools will enchant you. And, finally, Sněžka, the queen mountain, surveying its domain with dignity.

Sněžka is the highest summit in the Czech Republic, and is found in the Krkonoše mountains in the far north-east of Bohemia. The Krkonoše mountains are synonymous with wintertime skiing in the country. Between roughly December and February, the numerous ski slopes there are filled with tourists from the Czech Republic, as well as Poland and Germany. The central hub for this is the tourist town of Špindlerův Mlýn. But Sněžka is best to visit after the snows have thawed.