Chapel of St. Lawrence on Mount Snezka

Chapel of St. Lawrence on Mount Snezka

Pec pod Sněžkou

The Chapel of St. Lawrence is the oldest building on the summit of the highest Czech mountain. The St. Lawrence fete has been regularly held here on 10 August, when Polish and Czech clergymen, mountain people and pilgrims meet on the summit of Snezka to hold a service.

It is 14 m high and shaped like a rotunda with a four-sided apse. A Silesian nobleman, Krystof Leopold Schaffgotsch, had it built in the 17th century. This building was also affected by the reforms of Emperor Joseph, after which it was abandoned and used as an occasional pub and shelter. It was newly consecrated in the mid-19th century. The furnishings consist of an altar and murals. It is now the highest-located Baroque monument in Bohemia, and also the highest-located sacral structure in use.


542 21 Pec pod Sněžkou
50.7360297N, 15.7397664E
The Real Krkonose
The Real Krkonose

Go from Harrachov to Zacler or in the opposite direction, for a three-day trip or for a whole week. Enjoy the pure nature, the warmth of the mountain chalets and the sky full of stars.