Králický Sněžník

Králický Sněžník or Śnieżnik (Polish: ) is a mountain in the Eastern Sudetes, located on the border between the Czech Republic and Poland. The name Sněžník or Śnieżnik derives from the word for "snow"; the mountain has snow cover for up to eight months a year. In Czech the adjective Králický (from the nearby town of Králíky) is added to distinguish it from the mountain called Děčínský Sněžník (near the town of Děčín). An alternative Polish name is Śnieżnik Kłodzki, from the town of Kłodzko. In German the mountain is known as Glatzer Schneeberg (from Glatz, the German name for Kłodzko), Grulicher Schneeberg (from Gruhlich, the German name for Králíky), or Spieglitzer Schneeberg (from Spieglitz, which is now part of Staré Město).

The mountain is the highest peak of the Śnieżnik massif (called Králický Sněžník in Czech, Masyw Śnieżnika in Polish, Glatzer Schneegebirge in German), itself part of the Jeseníky Mountains. It lies between the town Králíky and the Kłodzko Gap that separates it from the Rychleby Mountains.

The massive was formed during the Tertiary. Sněžník is a water divide for three seas: Black Sea (river Morava), Baltic Sea (river Nysa Kłodzka) and North Sea (Liptovský stream).

Between 1899 and 1973 a stone view-tower stood on the Silesian side of the mountain top. A statue of a young elephant was put in place of a former chalet.

On the Czech side a state protected natural reservation (Národní přírodní rezervace Králický Sněžník ) was established in 1990. On the Polish side is the protected area of Śnieżnik Landscape Park.

The mountain and neighbouring areas are equipped for ski recreation.

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