Krkonoše are the highest mountain range in the Czech Republic and the Czech Highlands. It is located in northeastern Bohemia and in the south of the Polish part of Silesia. The highest mountain of Krkonose is Snezka (1603 m). According to legends, the Krkonoše legendary ghost is Krakonoš. It is one of the most popular mountain areas in the Czech Republic.
These mountains have something to offer: whether you want to go for a trip with family, friends or your beloved half. In summer or winter. In spring or autumn. For skiing, relaxing or walking in the mountains. Unbelievable nature! And so on…
Last month I made a weekend trip to Krkonoše and so I’m giving you tip on mountain routes today.
So, here is the plan!
Horní Mísečky → by bus to Vrbatovo návrší → Labská bouda → Labský pramen → Česká budka → Violík → Sněžné jámy → Koňskou stezkou k Labské boudě → U čtyřech pánů → U Růženčiny zahrádky → Dvoračky → green path to U kotelních jam → Krakonošova stezka → Horní Mísečky
Our trip begins in Horní Mísečky, which is the highest mountain village in the Krkonoše Mountains. You can get here either by car (there is also a great possibility of accommodation, restaurants and ski slopes) or by bus. But by car it is the best way to do it. Here we go by bus to the mountain named “Vrbatův vrch” (1) You can find timetables online. I recommend IDOS application. You will get the ticket directly on the driver’s bus. It costs just over 1 euro. It’s possible to ge there on foot, anyway, I recommend a bus. (You can thank me later). This bus journey is the only one.
Upon arrival at Vrbatův hill, take the direction of Labská bouda (2). Everywhere there are pointers, marked paths, security threads in more dangerous sections. They are adapted to this type of tourism. Labská bouda is a private hotel in the first zone of the Krkonoše National Park. Labská bouda lies at an altitude of 1340 meters. Because of its location, it is an important landmark (not only) in the winter. There is also a buffet where you can refresh yourself. A few hundred meters from the hut is the spring of the Elbe (3). Here, at the source, it is worth noting the wall with the coats of arms. Unfortunately, it sometimes happens that the spring is dry.
Violík (5) (or Elbe Shield) is a mountain situated on the borders of the Czech Republic and Poland. You have a beautiful view of both countries along the way. The Polish side dominates at Sněžné jámy (6). The snow pits are an excellent example of the Alpine landscape, represented by a number of rare plants (eg snowflake, lomikámen vstřícnolistý etc.). There is also a building of a former hotel and a transmitter, but unfortunately for the public is closed. From this place we will return to Labská bouda by the Horse Route (7). On the way to Dvoračka (11) we will go around the crossroads “U 4 pánů” (9) and the garden called “Růženčina”(10) (Sleeping beauty).
Dvoračky is a very old cottage, founded in 1707 by the Schier family as a farm for livestock farming on the surrounding vast meadows. It is not entirely soiled, but it still has its magic. It is possible to eat and to accommodate. There is a playground for children here. And if you are dog lover like me, there are Husky dogs!
After stop there we are going slowly to Horní Mísečky. A view of the “Boiler Pit” and the Krakonoš Path is waiting for us here. A view of the “Boiler Pit” and the Krakonoš Path is waiting for us here.
Krkonoše are very attractive destination. There is something to do in every season. In addition to the places mentioned above, you will encounter many others. For example, note the bunkers and military buildings of the 1940s, beautiful nature and breathtaking views.