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).
CZ, Jilemnice – The Town of Saint Lawrence
Another popular city in the foothills of the Giant Mountains is Jilemnice. Compared to Vrchlabí, its size and population are half the size of the city. In the local chateau you will find the Jilemnice Museum in the Giant Mountains, the revitalized chateau park is open to the public. Saint Lawrence is the patron saint of this city. It is also one of the saints from the sculpture on Masaryk Square, right next to the stone fountain. The Baroque church is also dedicated to Saint Lawrence - an unmistakable building on the way to the Curious Alley, where perhaps every tourist is heading. A mountain elm, a crest tree of the town of Jilemnice, grows at the lower entrance to the Krkonoše-style timbered buildings.
Text and photos: Monika Babická
Mountains / Europe / Czech republic
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