Czech Republic’s highest mountain higher than previously believed

Officials say the Czech Republic’s highest mountain, Snežka, is slightly higher than previously believed. The mountain, in the Krkonoše range in north-eastern Bohemia, is given on maps as being 1,602 metres above sea level. However, that is the height of a triangulation station on Snežka; a land surveyor recently discovered that the highest point on the mountain is actually 1,603.3 metres above sea level, a spokesperson for the Krkonoše National Park Administration said on Tuesday.

Author: Ian Willoughby