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Krkonoše

  1. 1. Krkonoše
  2. 2. Location <ul><li>٠ The Krkonose Mountains are part of the Sudetes Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>٠ They are the highest mountains within Central Europe north of the Alps </li></ul><ul><li>٠ It measures 35 km from east to west and 20 km from north to south with its main ridge forming part of the border between the Czech Republic and Poland ٠ Area: 454 sq.km (Czech part), 177 sq.km (Polish part) ٠ Altitude: from 300 to 1602 (Sneska peak) metres above sea level </li></ul>
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  4. 4. Sněžka <ul><li>٠ t he highest mountain in Bohemia (1602 m) </li></ul><ul><li>٠ the oldest building is the St. Lawrence chapel built in 1655-1681 by the Silesian nobleman Schaffgotsch, the owner of the northern hillsides of the Krkonoše </li></ul><ul><li>٠ on the summit is the highest post office in the Czech Republic - postal stamps are available still today. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The spring of the Elbe river <ul><li>٠ at 1386 metres above the sea level a ring-shaped well made of concrete symbolizes the source of the Elbe river </li></ul><ul><li>٠ the real source is located a bit higher </li></ul><ul><li>٠ on a stone wall near the source there 26 colourful emblems mark the towns passed by the Elbe on her way to the north sea </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pancava waterfall <ul><li>٠ the highest waterfall (140 m) in the Czech Republic falls down the steep rocky slope from Pančavská louka (Pančava Meadow) to the bottom of Labský důl (the Elbe vallay) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sightseeing
  8. 8. Castle <ul><li>٠ constructed in 1545 – 1546 by Kryštof of Gendorf is one of the earliest buildings of the Renaissance architecture in Bohemia </li></ul><ul><li>٠ originally the castle was surrounded by a 2,5 m wide lawn belt with an adjacent 12 m wide moat, which was crossed by three bridges </li></ul>
  9. 9. The observation tower of Žalý <ul><li>٠ this is the only stone observation tower in the Giant Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>٠ Earl Jan (John) Harrach had it built in 1892 </li></ul><ul><li>٠ it offers a beautiful views over the Krkonoše Mountains and its wide surroundings </li></ul>
  10. 10. Augustinian Monastery <ul><li>٠ the Augustinian monastery in Vrchlabí was founded by Maxmilian and Wenzel Morzin in 1705 </li></ul><ul><li>٠ the baroque monastery with classical structural elements designed by Austrian architect Mathias Auer was completed in 1725 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Towns and villages
  12. 12. Harrachov <ul><li>٠ one of the most significant centers of recreation and sports in the western part of the Krkonose </li></ul><ul><li>٠ it is well known for its ski jumps on the mountain of Certova hora </li></ul><ul><li>٠ all around Harrachov there is a log distance cross-country skiing trail with a total lenght of 27 km </li></ul>
  13. 13. Hostinné <ul><li>٠ Hostinné belongs among the oldest towns at the foothills of the Krkonoše Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>٠ the town and its neighbourhood are currently a centre for paper production and processing </li></ul><ul><li>٠ during a visit to our town we also recommend viewing of the unique collection of Antique statue copies in the Antic Art Gallery </li></ul>
  14. 14. The end Work up: Michaela Železová

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