Boiler - Giant Mountains

Reportedly, one of the most beautiful mountains of our highest mountain range, the Giant Mountains, has an altitude of 1435 m and is located in their western part, in the district of Semily. It is called Kotel, German Kesselkoppe, and in the past it was even possible to meet expressions such as Krkonoše or Kokrháč.

Information for visitors

Adress: Kotel, Vítkovice
GPS: 50.75252000, 15.52950000
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Interesting facts Boiler - Giant Mountains

Kotel is only about 5 km away from the famous ski resort Rokytnice nad Jizerou and from there it is also the best accessible. From here, the cable car goes to the top of Lysá hora, which is located near Kotle. From this place, a marked route leads over the slopes of Kotle, as the peak itself is not open to the public, because it is located in the first zone of the Krkonoše National Park. None of the hiking trails lead directly to the top, however, it is possible to get to Kotel in the direction from the Golden Hill, where there are other interesting places, such as the Elbe hut or the source of the river Elbe.

The slopes of Kotle are dotted with First Republic bunkers, which were part of the border fortifications. They are open to the public in most cases. In the southeast, the slopes of Kotle fall sharply into the Great and Small Boiler Pits, ie glaciers. At the northern slope of this peak, it is possible to visit Růžena's garden, a stone rampart, the origin of which has not yet been fully clarified.


Author: Andrea Štyndlová