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Sněžka or Śnieżka is a mountain on the border between the Czech Republic and Poland, the most prominent point of the Silesian Ridge in the Krkonoše mountains. At 1603m, its summit is the highest point in the Czech Republic, in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in the Krkonoše and in the entire Sudetes.HistorySněžka was one of the first European mountains visited by many tourists. This was mainly due to the relatively minor technical difficulties ascent and the fact that since the sixteenth century, many resort visitors flocked to the nearby Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój and highly visible Sněžka, visually dominant over all Krkonoše was for them an important attraction.The first historical account of an ascent to the peak is in 1456, by an unknown Venetian merchant searching for precious stones. The first settlements on the mountain soon appeared, being primarily mining communities, tapping into its deposits of copper, iron and arsenic. The mining shafts, totalling 1.5km in length, remain to this day.The first recorded German name was Riseberg ("giant mountain", cf. Riesengebirge, "Giant Mountains"), mentioned by Georg Agricola in 1546. Fifteen years later the name Riesenberg appears on Martin Helwig's map of Silesia. The German name later changed to Riesenkoppe ("giant top") and finally to Schneekoppe ("snow top", "snowy head").To visit Snezka on your holiday in Pec pod Snezkou, and find out what else Pec pod Snezkou has to offer, use our Pec pod Snezkou itinerary builder.
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Březnový výstup na Sněžku stál za to. Nádherné slunečné počasí s modrou oblohou a do toho spousta sněhu. Na vrcholu sice silně foukalo, ale s tím se musí počítat. Jen ty služby na Poštovně by mohly bý... more »The March output was varied. Beautiful sunny weather with blue skies and lots of snow. At the top, while blowing, but must be calculated. Only those services on postal history exhibits from could be better. Than to offer tourists a Chinese instant noodles, preferably nothing:(
Ein Muss für jeden Besucher im Riesengebirge. Leider ist die polnische Baude geschlossen und sieht auch nicht nach schneller Wiedereröffnung aus. Und das kleine tschechische Postamt kann allein den An... more »A must for every visitor in the giant mountains. Unfortunately, the Polish building is closed and also doesn't look fast reopening. And the small Czech Post Office can't handle the onslaught alone. Therefore you should if you are coming from Poland from its strengthening in the Schlesierhaus to take. When visibility is good, the view extends into it until far after Germany and you can see that power plant Boxberg.
Konec brezna a priblizne 1,5m snehu... do toho krasne sviti slunce, na vrsku sice studeno, ale krasne. Nejvyssi hora Ceska stoji za vystup. Dokonce se hodi i nesmyky a kdo by to byl cekal more »The end of March and approximately 1.5 m of snow ... into this magical world of the Sun, the cold but while vrsku krasne. The highest mountain of Czech in straight. Even Dubai and nesmyky and who would expect
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