The village of Černý Důl (Black Mine in English) lies in the valley at the foot of the Krkonoše mountains. It is approx 150Km (90Miles) from Prague and 6.5 km east of Vrchlabí at a height of 684 metres above sea level.
The village origins date back to the start of ore mining in the Krkonoše mountains.
It probably acquired its name Black Mine because of its location in the middle of deep black forests. A settlement originally arose around the chapel in the 16th century. At the southern edge of the village, where streams Cista and Smrcina merge are the ruins of Purkhybl Castle and the Chapel of the Holy Cross and St. Michael.
Today the village is primarily a recreational centre. It provides visitors with a wide range of sporting opportunities all the year round. It caters to the needs and interests of hikers, cyclists, winter sport enthusiasts and people who love to relax by the water in the summer. There is also a gymnasium available in Černý Důl for volleyball, football, tennis, basketball, soft tennis and other sports.
The village is at the very edge of the Krkonoše (Giant Mountains) National Park. It is an ideal starting point for excursions. Nearby lies the beautiful spa town of Janské Lázně. Its ski resort has the longest downhill slopes in the Czech Republic.
The attractive area of the eastern Krkonoše mountains caters for the needs and interests of hikers, cyclists, winter sport enthusiasts and people who love to relax by the water in the summer.
Amenities in the village:
Tourist information centre
Karhan sport shop
Happy Hill-Ski School
Sun ski &board school
Restaurants: Tibor&pension, Hotel Aurum, Hotel Pošta, Jáma, U Pajeru
How to get there:
Prague 150km hire a car or arrange a microbus taxi
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