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Karkonosze
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Karkonosze

Karkonosze (Kar-ko-no-sha, Czech Krkonoše, Polish Karkonosze, German Riesengebirge) or Giant Mountains are part of the Sudetes Mountains in central Europe. They stretch from north-west to south-east and form the border between Poland and the Czech Republic. The highest mountain is Snezka (1602 metres above sea level - Sněžka in Czech, Śnieżka in Polish) situated on the Czech-Polish border. Huge areas of Karkonose Mountains are preserved as a national park. Karkonose are famous for its skiing resorts and are growing in importance as a local alternative to the Alps for tourism.

Important towns in Karkonosze are: