Mountain Sněžka

A circular hike – including bus transfer at the start – from Špindlerův Mlýn to Mount Sněžka and back.

Mount Sněžka or also known as Schneekoppe in German is a mountain on the border between the Czech Republic and Poland. At 1,603 metres its summit is the highest point in the Czech Republic, in the Krkonoše and in the entire Sudetes range system.

Špindlerův Mlýn is one of the most well-known and most frequented mountain resorts in the Czech Republic located in the Krkonoše mountains.

We parked on one of the public parking areas in Špindlerův Mlýn. From here we could either take the bus or arrange a mini bus transfer to hotel Spindlerova Bouda.

The short drive saved us a big climb already. Don’t worry, it’s still 9.5km to the top and immediately starts with some more climbing. On foot from now on!

Mount Sněžka – 9.5km (one way)

Lake on the Polish side of Mount Sněžka

Once Mount Sněžka comes into view the path changes into a wide track straight to the foot of Mount Sněžka.
Once Mount Sněžka comes into view the path changes into a wide track straight to the foot of Mount Sněžka.
Dom Śląski – Ideal place to get some food and drinks before starting the last part up to the top.
View from Mount Sněžka - Sněžka Mountain on the several paths up to the heighest mountain of Czech Repbublic
The last part to the top is very steep but with good grip. It’s almost like walking the stairs at your home except you probably don’t have a view like this at home

We climbed up the steep track to Mount Sněžka and returned the more gentle path.

After all this was a very rewarding hike. It has a very wide variety of terrain. Both steep and flat parts over rocks, board walks across mountain plateau bogs and through a forest at the end. Splendid views on both the Polish and the Czech side of the mountain.

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