Krkonoše (Giant Mountains) - Czech republic

These mountains are situated in north-east part of Bohemia on the frontier with Poland.

Giant Mountains are the highest mountain range in Czech Republic. The highest point of this range -and at the  same time of the whole Czech Republic –is Sněžka the peak 1602 m high.

The mountains of  Krkonoše  are, thanks to big quantity of rare sorts of plants and animals declared in 1963  as National Park (KRNAP).


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The Giant Mountains
heading (paragraph): Hills
No. of pictures: 61 pictures

The Giant Mountains are spreaded in North-East Bohemia at the border with Poland. This mountain range is the highest one of Czech Republic. Sněžka (1602 m) is the highest peak of this range, and  of Czech Republic at the same time. The Giant Mountains were declared in 1963, thanks to big number of scarse sorts of plants and animals, as National Park.

Photo: Irina Kalinina 


CZ: Železný Brod
heading (paragraph): Cities
No. of pictures: 36 pictures

Železný Brod is a town, not far from Giant Mountains, where Jizera-river flows through. It is a pleasant stop for all who are travelling to Giant Mountains, Jizerské Mountains or Bohemian Paradise. At present, the town, with its rich glass industry history, is inhabitated with more than six-and half thousands of inhabitants.

Photo: Klára Svobodová


CZ, Krkonose: Vrchlabi – A Town on the Elbe
heading (paragraph): Cities
No. of pictures: 45 pictures

The famous town of the Krkonose mountain is situated at  477 m under the highest mountain of the  KrkonoseSnezka (1603 m). The main landmarks of Vrchlabí is St Lawrence church and the four towers of Vrchlabi chateau. There is also a chateau park which belongs to the chateau and borders the city center. Everything is really close. When heading towards the church, you pass historical houses of original Krkonose architecture. Today there is a visitor's center, souvenir store, and The Krkonose Museum of Vrchlabi.

 

Text and photos: Monika Babická


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