Giant Mountains - Vrchlabí
Vrchlabi is a picturesque mountain town with nearly 13,000 inhabitants, situated in the upper valley of the Elbe. It is an ideal starting point to the highest Czech mountains and rightly called the gateway to the mountains. Offers numerous ski, hiking and biking opportunities and a number of interesting historical monuments. The watch is definitely worth a Renaissance chateau from the 16th century town houses with gable arcades, or Augustinian monastery from the 18th century. The monastery and three historic houses in the Square of Peace today houses the Giant museum with many historical and natural science collections.
There are many musical attractions during the year: Beer Festival held at the TG Masaryk Square on the first Saturday in August, Vrchlabi Musical Summer - Sunday's regular series of classical concerts in the monastery church, or the Jazz Festival in February Jazzlabí in urban cinema.
City Vrchlabi also caters for lovers of sport. They will find ice rink, squash, tennis and volleyball courts, athletic stadium, an artificial climbing wall and sports airport. Towards the Spindleruv Mlyn, in the area called Herlikovice- Bubákov is a popular ski resort. The local chair lift can be used in summer for hiking and cycling or just the prospect of a stone tower on Mount Žalý (1019 m). There is a ski resort Kněžický Vrch - Vrchlabí with a chair lift and beautiful view to the mountains aroud. Špindlerův Mlýn is 15 km from here and Skir resort Černá Hora - Jánské Lázně 16 km.
Current information about sights and events in the city can be obtained at the Town Information Centre building in the historic Town Hall Square.