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Mount Sněžka

Krkonoše Mountains

The highest mountain of the Czech Republic, a distinctive trihedral pyramid, is elevated 1,603 metres above sea level. It is a significant dominant element in the eastern Krkonoše.

The northern slopes on the Polish side falls down to Lomnička River Valley, the southern side then to the Obří důl. The name is derived from the adjective Sněžná i.e. covered with snow. It is believed that Mount Sněžka was climbed for the first time by an unknown Venetian in 1456.

The oldest building on Sněžka is the chapel of Saint Lawrence built between 1655 and 1681 by the owner of the northern slopes of the Krkonoše Mountains, the Silesian nobleman Schaffgotsch

The highest post office in Bohemia is located on the peak of Sněžka. The new post office was opened in August 2008. In addition to sending correspondence, hikers can also buy a hiking stamp, find refreshments and, in case of inclement weather, hide from the wind and rain. The viewing terrace offers a breath-taking scenery of Poland and the Czech Republic.

From 1949 to 2012 a chairlift from Pec pod Sněžkou went to Sněžka. After nearly two years of reconstruction at the end of 2013 it was replaced by a new, modern cabin cableway, which takes you from Pec pod Sněžkou to the top of Sněžka, with a transfer at Růžová hora.

Locality: to the north from Pec pod Sněžkou.

Sněžka, author: Jiří Stránský


Pec pod Sněžkou, 542 21
GPS: 50°44'9.476"N,15°44'22.77"E
Altitude above sea level: 1600 m

Phone:+420 499 456 111
+420 499 405 744
Fax:+420 499 422 095
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