Česká poštovna

Česká poštovna

Česká poštovna (Czech Post Office) replaced the former Česká bouda (Czech Chalet). A wooden structure with a variable façade was designed by architects Rajniš and Hoffman. An observation deck on the rooftop is the highest point in the Czech Republic.

důl Kovárna

Mine Kovárna

Since the early 16th century miners had been active in a number of mines in the Sněžka massif until 1959. In the summer you can visit the old mining tunnel Barbora and the shaft Kovárna with a guide.

Historic Centre

A church with a graveyard served as a natural centre for the mountain village with a parsonage, school, post office, pub and shops. Nowadays the buildings serve to different purposes and the stone monument dedicated to Joseph II is now a war memorial.

horská farma Sosna

Sosna Mountain Farm

When the original local inhabitants left due to WWII, the once fertile fields lay fallow for decades. The first modern-style farm was founded by David Sosna and his wife in 1983.

Hospoda Na Peci

The Kiln Tavern

The old tavern with the seat of the reeve dating back to 1644 had been replaced by a new timber house built by a gamekeeper and a reeve David Hofer. Nowadays it once again serves as a tavern.

Kaple Panny Marie

Chapel of the Virgin Mary

The chapel built from granite blocks is the largest chapel in Pec. It was located right next to a large smelter manufacturing ores from Obří důl (Giant Valley). Nowadays it is surrounded by a parking lot used by visitors transferring to the cable car to Sněžka.

kaple sv. Barbory

Saint Barbara’s Chapel

During the Great War Johann Dix built a chapel with a belfry which later became dilapidated. Following a reconstruction in 2005 the interior is ornamented with a fresco from the life of St. Barbara based on a design by Květa Krhánková.

kaple v Obřím dole

Chapel in Obří důl

A valuable relic of a dam used for timber rafting hosts a chapel commemorating a disaster in July 1897 in which seven mountaineers were killed in a landslide.

kaple všech svatých

All Saints’ Chapel

Residents of Vysoký Svah and neighbouring Zahrádky built their chapel for religious purposes as well as a gesture of togetherness. Unfortunately due to lack of interest and partly due to vandals it is now dilapidated and waiting for reconstruction.

kostel Nejsvětější Trojice

Church of the Holy Trinity

During the time of reforming the monarchy, the emperor Joseph II had abolished a number of church institution, however, supported establishing of parsonages and schools in remote areas of the empire. The church has been preserved in its original form and is still used for Saturday services.

lesní hrádek Aichelburg

Aichelburg Forest Castle

Following an untimely death of an enlightened land owner Berthold Aichelburg, the grateful locals built him a monument in the form of a forest castle. The keys to the great hall can be borrowed at TIC Veselý výlet.

osada Modrý důl

Modrý Důl Settlement

Modrý Důl Settlement (Blue Valley Settlement). A valley at the foot of Studniční hora (Well Mountain) modelled by a glacier was transformed into a meadow enclave by lumberjacks. The original houses and cottages are a part of a protected architecture zone.

osada Pěnkavčí Vrch

Pěnkavčí vrch Settlement

A typical meadow enclave on a hill of the same name is a fine example of a harmonious, free mountain settlement with well-preserved original cottages, solitary trees, paths, terrace fields and walls.

osada Přední Výsluní

Přední Výsluní Settlement

Before lumberjack colonization in 1566, a number of cottages had already been built in Výsluní in Velká Úpa. The front part has kept its original style with cottages, walls, terrace fields, stone-paved roads and a chapel.

osada Velké Tippeltovy boudy

Velké Tippeltovy boudy Settlement

Walking tour Aichelburg cuts through a meadow enclave with well-preserved local architecture. A location with many interesting vistas of Sněžka offers cycle routes and groomed cross-country skiing trails in the winter.

památník obětem Krkonoš

Memorial to the Victims of the Giant Mountains

A small chapel was placed at the roughest spot in the mountains, later transformed into its current shape. The names of people on the plaque commemorate all persons who had died in the Eastern Giant Mountains as a consequence of avalanches, falls, lightning or frost.

Beech Valley Dam

The flood of July 1897 had damaged the valley of the river Úpa. As a consequence, the state fortified the river banks and a dam was constructed in the centre of Pec in order to slow down the whitewater. From summer 2009 the dam is accessible via a system of bridges.

rozhledna Hnědý Vrch

Hnědý vrch Observation Tower

An observation tower situated at the bottom station of the chairlift to Hnědý vrch (Brown Hill) stands 27 m tall and is the tallest tower in the Giant Mountains. You can reach the top taking 138 stairs with five landings.

Sagasserovy boudy

Sagasser's Chalets

Many local names reminds us of founders of meadow enclaves, the family of a lumberjack Richard Sagasser lived here till 1976. Nowadays the meadows are used by a cattle farm.

sloupová kaplička a poutník

Column Chapel and a Pilgrim

Religious mountaineers built this chapel at the outskirts of the hamlet Chaloupky. A birch grew in its proximity and the roots caused the chapel to incline. In 2004 this was compensated by a statue of a pilgrim which serves as a support of the chapel.

štětovaná cesta Šraml

Šraml Stone-Paved Road

A mild ascent from Velká Úpa to Sněžka leads through the Šraml valley. A path originally designed for transporting lumber on horn sledges was reconstructed in 2003 using stone paving.

vojenský bunkr

Bunker

Based on the WWI experience threatened Czechoslovakia had constructed a series of fortifications against Nazi Germany. The path through Obří důl (Giant Valley) was protected by three bunkers, now buried in the forest.