Over 1,600 meters above sea level, Mount Śnieżka is situated on the border between the Czech Republic and Poland, the highest mountain in the Karkonosze Mountains and the Sudetes, Stretching along the Polish-Czech border, as well as the tallest peak in the Czech Republic on the border with Poland.
Towering over the Karkonosze Mountains, Śnieżka captures the attention of interesting hikers from all over the world. There are many marked hiking trails of varying difficulty from the Polish side to the top, each of them providing unforgettable views. You can set off from a Polish town, Karpacz, which is a spa town and ski resort, where you can enjoy the picturesque view over the Karkonosze Mountains and the town. There’s also an option to take a chairlift from Karpacz to Mount Kopa (1,377 m), and then to hike up to the peak of Śnieżka, which significantly shortens the way to the summit. Apart from the baroque Chapel of St. Lawrence that has over 350 years of history and interesting mountain huts along the way, there are a number of attractions on the way from Karpacz to Mount Śnieżka that worth a visit.
Once you arrive at the peak, make sure to visit the famous UFO-like meteorological observatory on Śnieżka, which is consists of three joined discs, each with a different function. The highest disk is home to the meteorological observatory. The middle disk is a technical facility and observatory employee’s rooms. The lowest disk is used as a public service area including a restaurant, restrooms and tourist chill room. In nice weather, It would be a good experience for visitors to climb up to the observation deck near the meteorological observatory to admire the panoramic view of the Karkonosze Mountains.