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Czantoria Wielka

Czantoria Wielka
Velká Čantoryje
Mountain viewed from the south
Elevation 995 m (3,264 ft)
Prominence 311 m (1,020 ft)
Czantoria Wielka
Location in Poland, on the border with Czech Republic
Location PolandCzech Republic border
Range Silesian Beskids
Easiest route Hike

    (Czech: Velká Čantoryje) is a mountain on the border of Poland and the Czech Republic, in the Silesian Beskids mountain range. It reaches a height of 995 meters. Parts of the mountain on both sides are designated a protected area.

It is distinct for its steep slopes in the east and the west. Mostly coniferous trees grow on its slopes. It is the largest peak of the Czech part of the Silesian Beskids. There is a 29 m-high lookout tower on the mountain[1] and mountain hut on the Czech side of the mountain.

The mountain hut was constructed in 1904 by the German tourist association Beskidenverein, and was named Erzherzogin Isabella Schutzhaus in honor of Archduchess Isabella of Austria.[2] After World War II and expropriation of German property, the hut was nationalized by the Czechoslovak government. Smaller mountain hut was built on the Polish side in 1962.

In 1965-1967 a chairlift was constructed on the Polish side, it has been renovated several times since. Reaching the mountain via chairlift takes roughly 6 minutes.[3] The mountain can be hiked from both sides of the border, though the Polish side offers easier access to the summit. The hiking trail from the Czech side runs through the village of Nýdek (Nydek).

See also


  1. ^ Website of the lookout tower
  2. ^ Cicha 2007, 191.
  3. ^ Cicha 2007, 197.


  • Cicha, Irena (2007). Beskidzkie gronie nad Olzą i Wisłą. Czeski Cieszyn: Vydavatelství Regio. pp. 184–209.  

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