Stepanka Lookout Tower


The largest mountain village in the Czech Republic, situated on the border between the Krkonose and Jizerske Mts., offers enough snow in winter for cross-country skiing and many bike and hiking trails in summers, along with many other activities.

On cross-country skis and bikes with no borders

Korenov offers seven ski lifts, the first chair lift in the Jizerske Mts. and dozens of kilometres of groomed cross-country tracks which are connected to the main Jizerska Ski Trail and to cross-country trails in the Western Krkonose. In summer you can try any of the local bike trails. The tourist border crossing at Jizerka – Orle connects the bike trails and cross-country tracks with those on the Polish side of the Krkonose. Besides active tourism, Korenov also offers relaxation in a beautiful natural setting.

Take the funicular to the land of lookout towers and Jara Cimrman

Korenov is the only village that has two lookout towers with views of two mountain ranges – the Krkonose and the Jizerske Mts. Stepanka tower is the oldest Neo-Gothic stone tower in the Jizerske Mts., while Jara Cimrman’s Lighthouse (Majak Jary Cimrmana) is a new wooden building.

A unique funicular rail line, the steepest in the Czech Republic, connects Korenov and Tanvald. The funicular rail museum is housed in the former railway station in Korenov.

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Západní Krkonoše
Kořenov 480
468 49 Kořenov
50.7553903N, 15.3611356E
30. 5. 2024
11.3 °C
1.6 m/s