Welcome to Špindlerův Mlýn, the heart of Giant Mountains. We are pleased to present you complete information about the most popular and the most visited mountain resort in the Czech Republic. Špindlerův Mlýn is visited the whole years, there are many possibilities of sport activities and active relaxation. You will find here top prepared ski slopes with all levels of difficulty and also tracks for cross-country skiers. International sports events are traditionally held here, such as alpine skiing contents or snowboard Cup. It is an ideal place for your winter holiday and also summer holiday, also it is favored as a destination for whole family.
Already in the 16th century miners, precious stone collectors and lumberjacks were making journeys to the mountains. The first records of silver mining in the village of Sv. Peter date back to 1516, with the first map originating in 1569. When the mining of precious metals ceased, the mountain cottage business have began to develop and the mountains welcomed wanderers and herb pickers. It was in the 19th century, when the chalet owners at first provided only modest accommodation to visitors, later they modified their farmsteads for those interested in tourism. New access roads were built, services began to improve and tourism expanded. On 13 July 1793, Emperor Franz II permitted, by means of his Patent, the building of local church to replace the crumbling little chapel. Among the first accommodation possibilities you could also find the Sněžka Hotel, at that time named Hotel „Esplanade“.
Špindlerův Mlýn today
Špindlerův Mlýn spreads over an area of 7692 hackers (about 6872 are the forests). There are 640 buildings to find, from those 43 hotels, 134 pensions and 23 cottages. It has about 1300 permanent residents and as well loads of tourism worker. The home buildings are getting more popular, many of the pensions were built, and many of old houses and chalets were newly reconstructed and renovated.
The local ski resort, the only 6-star resort in the Czech Republic allures nowadays lot of guests. And also 3 ski areas in Špindlerův Mlýn – Sv. Peter, Medvědín and Hromovka are the best here.
Špindlerův Mlýn is located next to Poland. It is surrounded and protected by ridge, such as Kozí Hřbety, Pláně and Medvědín. Špindlerův Mlýn is only to reach through the city Vrchlabí (about 17 km far away ).
Altitude: 718 m - 1 300 m
Permanent residents: 1360
Total accommodation capacity: 12 000 beds
Ski resorts: Sv. Petr (Pláně), Medvědín, Mísečky, Krakonoš, Stoh