Krkonoše National Park

Basic information

Krkonoše National Park is situated in the north–east of Bohemia along the border with Poland. Most of the park lies within the counties of Trutnov, Semily and Jablonec nad Nisou, and according to the recent changes in regional administration, within the Královéhradecké kraj - Hradec Králové Region and the Liberecký kraj – Liberec Region.  The territory has an area of 547.87 km² (including the buffer zone) and is approximately rectangular with sides of 18 km x 40 km oriented from north–west to south–east. The mountain range covers altitudes from 400 to 1602 m. The area was declared a National Park in 1963 and again in 1991.