In summer, the local cable-car takes tourists to the highest mountain of the Czech Republic, Sněžka (1,603m), from where they can hike through the beautiful countryside of the Krkonoše Mountains. In winter, Pec pod Sněžkou transforms into the largest ski resort in the Czech Republic.
Pec pod Sněžkou is an important alpine resort for winter and summer recreation and an important tourist centre. The town is in the Hradec Králové Region in the north-east of Bohemia. The town only has 600 permanent residents but it is always full of tourists, whether it is summer or winter. No wonder. Pec pod Sněžkou is surrounded with a lot of mountains and peaks. In the north-east, there is the wooded Růžová hora (1,396m), in the north there are the three highest mountains of Krkonoše – Sněžka (1,603m), Studniční hora (1,554m) and Luční hora (1,555m). Such conditions make this place perfect for tourism. In the surroundings, there are many hiking trails and it is only up to you to decide whether to hike up Sněžka or just wander through the countryside with romantic scenic views. However, you should definitely take the cable-car directly from Pec pod Sněžkou to Sněžka and hike down past Obří důl. You can rest in the local Relax Park later while your children frolic on the 700-metre-long bobsleigh track, in the climbing centre or in the playground.