About mountain-town Pec pod Snezkou
Pec pod Sn?kou is one of the most well-known and most frequented mountain resorts in the Czech Republic, with yearround use. It lies in the valley of the river Úpa and the brooks Zelený and Lu?ní, set in resplendent natural surroundings amid the peaks ?erná hora (Black Mountain - 1 299m), Jelení vrch (Stag Peak - 1 024 m), Li?í hora (Fox Mountain - 1 363 m), Studni?ní hora (1 553 m), and Sn?ka. Sn?ka (Snow Mountain), on the border with Poland, is at 1 602 m the highest peak in the Czech Republic.
Included in Pec pod Sn?kou are the neighbouring village of Velká Úpa , as well as many mountain settlements and a wilderness area reaching high onto the ridges. The all area of the town Pec pod Sn?kou is situated in the Krkonoe (The Giant Mountains) National Park
The name of the town comes from the building of ovens (pece) for the smelting of iron, arsenic and copper ores, which were mined in Ob?í d?l (Giant's Mine) from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Pec pod Sn?kou became a popular tourist centre after World War I, and the original mining camp was gradually changed into a hub of tourist activity. The construction of two segments of the chair-lift Pec - R?ová hora - Sn?ka in 1948-50, and the following construction of a system of ski-lifts and downhill skiing runs, were landmarks in the further development of the town.
Pec pod Sn?kou is the natural centre of the eastern Krkonoe, with relatively good facilities and its own inimitable atmosphere which no tourist should miss.
Pec pod Sn?kou in the summer:
Pec pod Sn?kou in the winter:
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