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Krkonose Records

The most beautiful panoramic view of the Krkonose is from the Predni Zaly viewing tower, the only viewing tower in the Krkonose which is built of stone.
The most peculiar example of timbered suburban houses is ‘Zvedava ulicka’ Street in Jilemnice. The name (‘Street of Curiosity”) comes from the street layout, where each newly built house was closer to the street than the previous house by one window so that the square could be seen from all houses in the street.
Called Snezna (‘Covered in Snow’) before, now Snezka, this is the highest mountain in the Czech Republic and the most popular tourist destination in the eastern part of the Krkonose thanks to its unique views
The largest peat bog in the Krkonose is the Upske raseliniste bog, a unique nature reserve in a shallow valley between Snezka, Hranicni ridge and Studnicni Mountain, which is also the source for the Upa River and for the Bile Labe.
Stachelberg Fortress is the biggest fortification in the former Czechoslovak border fortification system, now housing a museum of military history.
The greatest waterfall, flowing in every season of the year, is the Mumlavsky waterfall. Directly under the waterfall as well as elsewhere in the river bed, huge torrential potholes can be found, called Devil’s Eyes, resulting from movement of water and stones.
The most unique places in the Krkonose National Park are accessible by the Cernohorske raseliniste tourist path. The best time to visit this forest peat bog system is in July, when most plants are flowering.
Among the most beautiful points of interest is the Snezne jamy valley, consisting of two glacier pits. Snow usually lingers here until May. A chalet built at the head of the valley is nicknamed Wavel according to the royal castle in Poland.
Kozi hrbety ridge, the landmark of Spindleruv Mlyn, is the steepest ridge in the Krkonose. It is only accessible from its eastern side. The highest areas provide a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains

The Krkonose in Numbers