About mountain-town Pec pod Snezkou

Pec pod Sněžkou 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 Luční, set in resplendent natural surroundings amid the peaks Černá hora (Black Mountain - 1 299m), Jelení vrch (Stag Peak - 1 024 m), Liščí hora (Fox Mountain - 1 363 m), Studniční hora (1 553 m), and Sněžka. Sněžka (Snow Mountain), on the border with Poland, is at 1 602 m the highest peak in the Czech Republic.

Included in Pec pod Sněžkou 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 Sněžkou is situated in the Krkonoše (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 Obří důl (Giant's Mine) from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Pec pod Sněžkou 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 - Růžová hora - Sněžka 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 Sněžkou is the natural centre of the eastern Krkonoše, with relatively good facilities and its own inimitable atmosphere which no tourist should miss.

Pec pod Snezkou offers all the year:

  • many accommodation capacity in various classes
  • the restaurants and the snack-bars with various specialities
  • cable lift Pec - Sněžka
  • cable lift Velká Úpa - Portášovy boudy
  • hotel bathing-pools, the saunas, the fitness centres, solaria, massages, squash, ricochet
  • skittles, billiard
  • bowling Velká Úpa
  • the discothéques

Pec pod Sněžkou in the summer:

  • the hiking
  • the educational footpaths - Vlčí jáma, Aichelburg, Zelený potok, Okolo Pece
  • the trips with the guides
  • the cycle hires
  • the cycle tourism
  • the coach trips
  • the trips with horses coach
  • sight-seeing train
  • the tennis courts

Pec pod Sněžkou in the winter:

  • Downhill Running - Skiarea Ski Pec pod Sněžkou
  • the cable lift Hnědý vrch (Bramberk)
  • skiarea Portášky - Velká Úpa
  • the standard cross-country tracks
  • cross-country track Krkonošská magistrála
  • the tourist ski tracks
  • the skiing school for children and for the adults
  • snowpark - snowboard
  • the ski hires and repair schops
  • horses sledge
  • ski-taxi


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