Queen among the Krkonoše mountain huts
Luční bouda is a real gem among the Krkonoše huts. It holds a number of superlatives and is the oldest shed on the ridges of the Giant Mountains, is probably the most famous and has the highest restaurant and the highest brewery. The total built-up area is 5600 m2 and is one of the largest mountain huts in Europe. Its current appearance dates from 1940.
Luční bouda is located in the middle of Bílá louka, a short distance from the source of the White Elbe at an altitude of 1410 meters, only 500 meters from the state border with Poland. From the hotel, a beautiful path leads through the Úpské rašeliniště towards Sněžka. It lies at the crossroads of several important tourist routes on the site of the original Silesian Trail. It is an important point of reference for ridge hikes and tourists often use it for a comfortable overnight stay before an early morning or evening ascent to Sněžka. Our highest mountain lies to the east of the hut, so you can watch the sunrise over Sněžka in the morning.
The discovered foundation stone with the year 1623 shows that it is the oldest existing hut in the Giant Mountains. Due to the growing interest of tourists, the hut was gradually expanded and in 1886 offered 7 guest rooms. In 1914, the hut already had 120 rooms and several dormitories, making it the largest in the Giant Mountains. After the Munich betrayal, the Czechoslovak army, protecting the border, had to leave the hut, and on October 2, 1938, the hut burned down. The occupiers quickly organized a generous renovation and renewal. Already in the spring of 1940, the restored and modernized building could be admired by the Imperial Commissioner Konrád Henlein. The Germans decided that the Czechoslovak army could be responsible for the fire, and the Czech protectorate government was forced to pay the entire cost of construction work and compensate the German owners. During the war, there was a Wehrmacht training center and a Hitlerjugend base. After the war, the hut was confiscated and managed by various organizations. The meadow hut was acquired in 1991 by the Czech Tourists Club. Gradually the hotel fell into disrepair and was closed. It is currently in private hands and this historic building is gradually being modernized and flourished.
On the ground floor of Luční bouda there is the highest mini-brewery in the Czech Republic and in Central Europe, the Paroháč brewery. Several types of PAROHÁČ beer are produced and produced here, so everyone can come up with their own. You can taste classic light or semi-dark lager, dark or wheat special and top-fermented British-type beer Indian Pale Ale. It is interesting that the water from the White Elbe is used for brewing beer, one batch of beer has a volume of 500 l and the process takes about 10 hours.
In the basement of Luční bouda there are own fish ponds. If you choose trout from the menu, you can be sure that it will be fresh.
Today's appearance of the interior dates from 1939 – 1940, but since then the interior of the building has undergone several other reconstructions. Recently, the interior has been further modernized, but the original style has been sensitively preserved. In addition to the mini-brewery, it is possible to visit the historic wine cellar, mini-brewery, stylish bar. For relaxation, there is a hot tub, two saunas, massages and a beer bath.
Accommodation for up to 150 people is prepared at Luční bouda. You can choose from several price categories of accommodation from luxury apartments, through modern and standard rooms to a tourist hostel. A quiet space for sleeping tourists who come with their own sleeping bag and mat is located on the top floor of Luční bouda, which offers a unique view of the slopes of Sněžka and Studniční mountain.
View from the windows of the rooms
Some rooms offer a truly extraordinary view from the window of the amazing surroundings. Depending on the location of the room, there is a view of either Sněžka or Luční and Studniční mountains.
The spacious and stylish restaurant Luční boudy is the highest restaurant in the Czech Republic. It offers excellent Czech cuisine and homemade specialties. A long tradition is the local bakery with famous big rolls and blueberry pies. Among the attractions is the production of our own beer brand PAROHÁČ. The restaurant is open to the public daily from 10:00 to 22:00. In the high season, in addition to the restaurant, there is also a buffet for fast food.
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