Visit the most famous resorts in Krkonoše, Špindlerův Mlýn and stay at Pension Monika, where we offer comfortable accommodation combined with a family atmosphere, home cooking and the opportunity to relax and unwind. There are many notable aspects to Krkonoše - not only are these the highest mountain ranges in the Czech Republic, they also contain the highest mountain in the Czech Republic, Sněžka, which is 1,602m above sea level.
Špindlerův Mlýn recreation area
Krkonoše, which forms the northern border of the Czech Republic with Poland, is part of the Krkonoše National Park. There are around 700km of marked trails in Krkonoše which lead through terrain of varying intensity. In winter, some are closed. To help our visitors, we have a variety of printed guides or you can ask our staff for information. Krkonoše is famous for its skiing, but there is plenty of other winter leisure activity. Why not try snow-kiting, ice-climbing and paragliding as well as various watersports activities? Krkonoše National Park attracts many tourist cyclists and hikers. Pension Monika offers a friendly and pleasant base from which you can experience all the sports and recreational activities.
Krkonoše and specifically Špindlerův Mlýn has so much to offer, and you don't always have to go looking for it. When arriving at Špindlerův Mlýn, you instantly see the first dam built upon the river Elbe - Labská Dam. A visit here is recommended, and it accessible for young children and prams. The inspiration for this stunning structure and technical monument was catastrophic floods in the late 19th century, specifically in 1897. The dam offers the possibility for swimming, but without any facilities - and due to the cold mountain water you need to be brave!
A huge feature of the highest mountain range in the Czech Republic is Sněžka. At 1,602m above sea level, it is an important feature of the eastern part of Krkonoše. The name Sněžka was given in the 19th century and is derived from 'snow' as in "snow-covered". The first Czech name was Pahrbek Sněžný, then Sněžovka and, since 1823, Sněžka. The top of Sněžka is a popular tourist destination and there are several ways to get to it. You can choose to go hiking or take a cable car from Pec pod Sněžkou. The average year-round temperature at the top of Sněžka is around 0.2C. At the top there is the Czech-Polish border with a wonderful panoramic view of the region.
Source of the Elbe river and waterfall Pančavský vodopád
A unique feature for the town is that 8km from the centre springs the river Elbe. From Špindlerův Mlýn, the river goes on a journey of 1,122km. Here you can also see the highest waterfall in the Czech Republic, Pančavský vodopád, with a height of 148m.