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Pec pod Snezkou

The town Pec pod Snezkou (760 m above see) is one of the most known and most frequently visited mountain resort in Czech Republic offering its services all the year. There is living approximately 610 inhabitants.

It was founded in the valley of river Upa, Zeleny and Lucni Creeks in beautiful wild nature among neighbouring mountains - Cerna Hora (1299 m high), Jeleni Hora (1024 m), Lysci Hora (1363 m), Studnicni Hora (1554 m) and Snezka (1602 m). Mountain Snezka is the highest mountain of Czech Republic. It lies on the border with Poland.

Pec pod Snezkou is natural centre of east part of Giant Mountains. It has all needed facilities and unique feel.

All the area lies in Giant Mountains National Park.

A few words from history

Name of the town relates to founding of furnaces for melting of iron, arsen and cuprum ores. They were exploited in Giant Valley from 16th to 19th century.

Pec pod Snezkou become a desired resort after first world war and primary mining village changed to known tourist centre.

The building of two sections of funicular had cardinal importance for next development of the town. It started its operation between 1948 and 1950. Consequent building of ski lifts and downhill tracks helped to attract more visitors.
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