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Winter sports; In the mountains; Among nature
With the Giant Mountains next door, this is a perfect destination for nature lovers, hikers and (mountain) bikers. Žacléř has a mine where coal was mined up until 10 years ago. With a helmet, rubber clothing and a miner’s lamp you can visit this dark, underground world. Stachelberg (10 km) is an unfinished artillery fortress dating from the late 1930’s. The extensive underground network of tunnels can be toured with the aid of a guide. Trutnov (17 km) is the nearest large city. In the square stands a statue of the giant Krakonoš, after whom the Giant Mountains were named. Trutnov is a great place to do a bit of shopping and there are plenty of restaurants where you can enjoy a good meal. There is also a beautiful open-air swimming pool with sauna and solarium plus a fitness room. Trtunov even has a natural pool ("Dolce"; ± € 3 pp / pd) with clean water and a specially demarcated shallow area for children. In the summer bobsledding, monkey climbing and more are possible in Pec pod Sněžkou (30 km). You can also take a chairlift to the summit of the highest mountain in Czech Republic, the “Snowhead”. The unique natural environment of Adršpach (32 km), with 16,000 jagged sandstone cliffs, is ideal for hiking, mountain climbing and abseiling. The Dvur Kralove Zoo (35 km) has the largest collection of animals in the Czech Republic (about 2700 animals on 64 acres). You can take a safari bus tour and from here you can visit the nearby castle of Kuks. Be a real rider on a horse, pony or donkey. Take lessons or enjoy a day tour (suitable for people of all ages) in Kněžická chalupa (on the road from Vrchlabí near Spindleruv Mlyn, 45 km). Of course there is more to see and do in the Giant Mountains than can be described. And a day in Prague should also not be missed. Just 2 ½ hours by car and you can be in the most beautiful city in Central Europe. Be sure to visit Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square. A holiday at Villa Beaver will not be quickly forgotten!