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Krkonoše and Podkrkonoší Region

Majestic mountains, large meadows sprinkled with tiny flowers, rocky ridges and small tender valleys full of timber houses... Immerse yourself in roar of waterfalls or mysterious silence of small peaty lakes, and let yourself be carried away with an unmistakable atmosphere of Krkonoše and Podkrkonoší. And if you desire to rest, come and stay. In traditional mountain chalets, you will regain your strength at meals like Kyselo, hladká Anča, jam soup or Sejkory and you can carry on, following for example carol called Štěpánská, traditional crafts.

Only sturdy shoes are needed and senses ready for the endless awe. 
You can really savour the region thanks to local culinary specialities, traditional methods and ingredients. Let your senses flow in the unmistakeable fragrance and taste of local cuisine and enjoy.

Krkonošské kyselo (Tradititonal soup in Krkonoše)

„With the soup, day started and with the soup, day ended,“ Basis is bread yeast, best from rye flour. Sourdough is mixed with water and result must be smooth. Soup is prepared preferably of mushroom broth (mushroom will remain in the soup), to which the sourdough is poured and then flavored with fried diced onion, or alternatively caraway. Into richer soup, eggs scrambled on butter are added before serving, eventually also whipping cream.

Hladká Ančka soup

Traditional soup from Krkonoše. When preparing, we need mainly fresh mushrooms. Before serving, potatoes boiled in peel are prepared on the dish with hard-boiled eggs.

Jam sauce

Recipe prepared of jam or dried plums, boiled in water to mash. Important ingredient is also cinnamon, lemon peel and lemon juice. For stronger taste a tablespoon of rum can be added. If the sauce is too thick, we can add smoked beef broth.


Regional type of bramboráky (potato pancakes), we can meet at Krkonoše's festivals and fairs. Its specific is, that they are baked dry without grease, and after baking they are spread with melted butter.

Map of Czech traditions