Krkonose National Park

Krkonose extends to the highest mountains area of the Czech Republic and includes also a part of their foothills.

The southern outskirts of that area and also the famous tourist centres belong to the protected zone of the national park with area of 36.300 ha. Count Harrach was the first, who tried to protect the Krkonose nature. He made the hillside known as "Strma stran" with a rich high mountain flora the heart of the future national park. The national park was proclaimed in 1963 and its present form is stated in the government regulation from 199It has been stated in the UNESCO Biosphere Reservation list since 1992.

Krkonoše National Park extends on a mountain, partly high mountain area, which was formed by a powerful rice of floe in several stages of Pleistocene glaciations. Due to the fact that forests are affected by strong emissions, the Krkonoše National Park is registered at the international list of most endangered national parks in the world. The rare species of fauna and flora are protected in the national park

Czech  highest point

Snezka - with its height of 1602m is the highest peak of Krkonose Mountains and also the highest point of the Czech Republic. It is located in the north-east part of the Czech Republic and is divided with the borders between the Czech Republic and Poland.

Snezka offers a panoramic view of the Czech Republic and Poland in good weather. This makes Snezka frequent tourist destination. To the top you can get through several hiking trails from the Czech or Polish side. The oldest building on top is a Polish rotunda chapel of St. Lawrence, which was built in the 17th century.

Nature points

Anenské Valley, Boberská Hillside, ÄŚernohorská Peat, Erlíkovické Galleries, Klínový Spring, Labe Valley, Mechové Lake, springs of the Labe River, springs of the Úpa River, Rýchory, SluneÄŤná stráň (Sunny Hillside), V baĹľinkách In the Small Morass). The KRNAP Administration provides you with more information.

Tags: | Czech | Krkonose | National Park | Nature | Mountains |


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