Snezka

Written by Nikola Vachalova

Snezka with its height of 1603 metres above the sea level is the highest peak of Giant Mountains (Krkonose)- the greatest mountain range in the Czech Republic. It is considered to be a significant landmark of eastern part of Giant Mountains. It is located partly on the Polish borders and its peak serves as a regular tourist destination. There are several ways of reaching the highest peak of the Czech Republic, using for instance a wide range not only of pathways but also cycle or cross country tracks. The peak of Snezka is quite large, the greatest building is to be found at the Polish side of the peak and it is a fourteen- metre high St. Lawrence chapel which construction has been attributed to a great nobleman Krystof Leopold Schaffgotsch. Another important site the Polska bouda building was built in 1850 and later became a frequently- visited hotel. Near the Polska bouda we can find the Polish meteorological observatory which has been designed by a Polish architect Lipinski. A cable railway leading to the peak of Snezka has been working since 1949. Many tourists are attracted by Ceska postovna which is the highest-situated postovna in the Czech Republic. It is worth visiting a favourite mountain resort Pec pod Snezkou- a significant centre of tourist trade. Right in the town there is a ski resort which forms a part of the biggest ski resort in the Czech Republic called SkiResort CERNA HORA-PEC. A historical pub Hospoda na Peci built in 1793 and a Panna Marie Chapel capture attention of many tourists who are not interested only in skiing. The ski resort offers a four-seat chairlift called ZAHRADKY EXPRESS, well-maintained cross country skiing trails, ski slopes of the length of 12,5 kilometres, a freestyle park and also the longest and best-lit slope for late night skiing.

For more information about the Liberec Region where this place is located click here.