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Krkonoše National Park (Czech: Krkonošský národní park, often abbreviated as KRNAP) is a national park in the Liberec and Hradec Králové regions of the Czech Republic. It lies in the Krkonoše Mountains which is the highest range of the country. The park has also been listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site. It borders Karkonosze National Park in Poland. Krkonoše's highest mountain is Snow Mountain (Sněžka - 1602 m) which is also the highest mountain in the Czech republic.

The National Park management headquarters are located in the town of Vrchlabí, often called the Gateway to Krkonoše.

Getting there

The closest major city is Prague and it only takes 2 1/2 - 3 hours with a car to reach the national park. You will be able to rent a car at the airport or in any major city. Public transport is possible but more difficult. It is recommended to go to the park by car as it is also easier to get around within the national park itself.

When to visit

There is something to do in every season here. You can go skiing during winter and you can go hiking and mountain biking during summer. Both summer and winter are popular months to visit the park and there will be plenty of visitors from the Czech Republic and from other neighbouring countries.


Park website


Park size

550 km²

Park founded


Useful links

Local Map App


Map of Krkonoše National Park

Image gallery of Krkonoše National Park

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Sights in Krkonoše National Park

Some national parks contain more than just natural wonders. This list shows you some of the sights that are located in the national park. This includes museums, cathedrals, bridges, dams and much more.

Visitor/Information centres in Krkonoše National Park

Most national parks have an associated visitor centre to help visitors. They are usually open most of the year but some close in the off-season. You will often be able to find information on all the activities in the national park. A visit to the visitor centre is often recommended before venturing into the park.

Hiking trails in Krkonoše National Park

Almost all national parks have some opportunities for hiking. You can see some of the more popular trails here. You should get local information for detailed information on all trails of the national park.

Cabins & Shelters

This section lists some of the cabins and shelters for the national park. They can be great places to stay for the experience or as overnight stays on hikes.

Natural Sights

Most national parks have there own trademarks. This goes for both natural sights and man-made. This section will list any popular sights in nature.

Mountains in Krkonoše National Park

This section will list some of the famous peaks in the national park. Be sure to do proper research before venturing on to the high peaks.

Activities in Krkonoše National Park

This section will list some of the popular activities in the national park. They range from demanding to family type activities.

Wildlife in Krkonoše National Park

These sections shows you some of the characteristic wildlife to the national park.

Mushroom hunting in Krkonoše National Park

All national parks in the Czech Republic uses the same system for specifying protected areas. You are not allowed to forage in the Zone 1 protected areas. You should therefore check the status of the forests before going mushroom hunting.

Mushroom hunting season

The season depends on the weather. The mushroom season usually starts during summer and continues into the fall. Once winter comes, the mushrooms usually disappear.

Camping rules in Krkonoše National Park

You should not camp inside the national park outside of the designated areas. There are plenty of camping areas and they are relatively cheap. There are also plenty of parking lots for autocampers or vans.

Bears in Krkonoše National Park

Bears in Krkonoše National Park

No bears in the park

This national park has no bears and you do not need to take precautions.