Sněžka – with its height of 1602m is the highest peak of Krkonoše 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.
Sněžka is not forested, therefore offers a panoramic view of the Czech Republic and Poland in good weather. This makes Sněžka frequent tourist destination. To the top you can get through several hiking trails from the Czech or Polish side. Probably the most beautiful leads through Obří důl. It takes about 3 hours walking to get to Sněžka from the most of the resorts.
The oldest building on top is a Polish rotunda chapel of St. Lawrence, which was built in the 17th century. Sněžka has, among other things, the highest post office in the Czech Republic, inaugurated in 2007.
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