Autumn hike to Sněžka

Autumn hike to Sněžka

Sněžka with a height of 1602 meters is the highest mountain in the Krkonoše Mountains and also in the whole Czech Republic. The mountain peak is a frequent and popular tourism destination. Sněžka is located in the eastern part of Krkonoše Mountains on the Borderline ridge and over the top passes the Czech-Polish border.

 

Way up on Sněžka

 

While we were walking uphill on Sněžka mountain, the weather was very nice, even though in was autumn, the sun was shining. For our track, we chose the blue tourist track from the town Pec pod Sněžkou over the Obří důl to Obří sedlo and then from Slezská bouda output on the red track to the top of Sněžka. Journey through Obří důl is known as the most difficult and also the most beautiful. Along the way, there are unforgettable views on the whole Obří důl valley, Studniční mountain and finally on Sněžka mountain. We were surprised how many people were on Sněžka at that time. It looked rather like on a busy square there, then on top on the mountain. Sněžka is the highest mountain in the whole region, that means that its silhouette is clearly visible from all sides. At the same time the top on Sněžka offers spectacular panoramic view of the surrounding countryside.

 

Journey from Sněžka mountain across Luční bouda (Luční hut)

 

For the return trip, we chose the route through Úpa moorland, which leads on the wooden walk bridges to Luční bouda and through Výrovka back to the town Pec pod Sněžkou. Behind the backs of the majestic peak of Sněžka and cloudless sky, it was a very pleasant journey.

 

History of Sněžka

 

First recorded ascent of Sněžka took place in 1456, when some Venetian citizen was looking for precious stones. It is interesting that the name of the Sněžka mountain got familiar later in 1823. At first it was recorded as Risenberg, later Riesengebirge (Giant mountains) and in 19th century were emerging Czech names such as Sněžné hory (Snowy Mountains), Sněžná (Snowy) or Sněžovka.

 

28.9.2009 | Prague guide | Nature |
Autumn hike to Sněžka
Autumn hike to Sněžka
Autumn hike to Sněžka
Autumn hike to Sněžka
Autumn hike to Sněžka
Autumn hike to Sněžka
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