Tips for winter activities (in Horní Malá Úpa not only for children)
There’s plenty of snow outside, but skiing isn’t the only thing you can do in the mountains in winter. What to do if you don’t feel like skiing today?
You’ve had enough of skiing, but it’s beautiful outside? How about going for a proper hike or just splashing around the hut?
Sledding and bobsledding
Just below the hotel, next to the final station of the Trautenberk lift, there is a perfect hill, safe even for the little ones. Bobsleighs and sledges can be picked up in our rental shop.
The highest ice rink is located above the Pomezky hut. We skate every day. Skates and hockey sticks of all sizes can be rented at the Hořec Centre.
Upper Malá Úpa is a paradise for cross-country skiers. The routes are not difficult, and are suitable for children and beginners. Complete equipment is waiting for you in our rental shop.
Trip to the Church
The best and easiest hiking tour around the area. 3 km there and back again. 6 km in total. Can be easily walked with small children. Don’t forget to bring a sled or bobsled, as 1/3 goes downhill, 1/3 on flat ground and 1/3 uphill. On the way back, stick to the cross-country skiing track near Moravanka. It runs more on the flat, you won’t have to pedal up the hill next to the Trautenberk lift.
There are two restaurants near the church.
Krmelec u Kraví hory – seating outside and inside, a few board games and a box of toys. Open every day from 11 am to 4 pm and sometimes even longer.More info
Sokolí boudy – indoor and outdoor seating, children’s play area and outdoor playground. In high season, they cook every day from 11am-8pm. More info
On the route you will come across two more options to eat. Open only in high season.
Chata Moravanka: restaurant open every day from 11 to 16. But beware, when the school is staying there, the restaurant is closed for 1.5 hours. More info
Refreshments at Grandpa and Grandma’s
Fast food at the boarding station of the Rennerovka lift, popular with skiers. Lunchtime, lots of people, little space, chaos and noise. But he cooks well. More info
An interesting tip, which we have not tried yet, is to take a sleigh ride from Kostele down to Spálené Mlýn and then take a bus back to the hotel.
Ski bus runs until 19.3.2023 from the station Dolní Malá Úpa, Spálený Mlýn every 40 min. Free with a valid ski pass, or 50 CZK / person. Children up to 6 years free of charge. You will get off at the terminal, at the station Horní Malá Úpa, Pomezní Boudy. More info
If you would like an even shorter route with small children and no stress. So you go down on a sledge, along the road or carefully on the Trautenberk slope, to the Kolbenka lift station. (a short walk from the Trautenberk station). Scramble up to the middle of the Kolbenka slope (there is no other connector in the area) and take the path you come across there to the left and slowly walk back to the resort with the kids. The way back is slightly downhill or on flat ground, so you can pull the kids along happily. We last saw sheep and a llama there. It takes us about 2 hours. For lunch in Horní Malá Úpa you can go to our restaurant Bouda Malá Úpa, to Trautenberk, to Hradečanka, to Skimu House or Zátiší.
From us you have a beautiful view of Snezka. But you’ve been there before? The marked path is only 7 km long.
If you don’t feel like walking, don’t despair, the cable car is open all year round. Just watch out for the wind. In bad weather the cable car doesn’t run! It’s best to go on a weekday and early in the morning to avoid long queues. More info
The Treetops Trail and the Emil's Forest World playground
A bird’s eye view of the forest. The tower in the shape of a tornado is 45 m high. The whole trail is wheelchair accessible, up to the top 1511 m long. Along the way you will learn interesting information about the forest, animals and the origin of the tower. Visitors can then ride down on the water slide. The ride speed is up to 30km/h and therefore only children 120 cm tall and above can ride. More info
Dogs are not allowed on the trail. There are free pens for them downstairs.
Open all year round, except in bad weather.
There is a restaurant, toilets, a children’s playground and a souvenir shop on site.
An evening guided tour in the form of a surprise game can be interesting.
Pec pod Sněžkou - Relaxpark
Bobsleigh track – open daily 10:00 – 19:00
Fun for young and old, 700m long downhill, speed up to 40km/h, two-seater bobsleigh. More info
Zoo Dvur Kralove
Open daily from 9 am. Suitable for all weather conditions. In addition to interesting animals, children can have fun on several playgrounds or in the rope park. More info
An interesting feature of the zoo is the “Art Under the Skin” exhibition, which reveals more than 330 animal skeletons from all over the world. More info
When Krakonoš is in a bad mood and it looks under the weather or even worse. It is still possible to enjoy your holiday. Take advantage of the possibilities that our resort offers, or take a trip by car.
In our wellness centre you can stretch out in the pool, warm up in the sauna or relax in the heated hot tub. More info
There is also an equipped fitness centre right in the hotel building. If you feel the need to get fit, but don’t feel like climbing hills, you can work up a sweat here. More info
Restaurant with children's corner
You can have a pleasant stay, replenish your energy, enjoy or switch off with a glass of quality wine or a pint of our famous Trautenberk. And your children will have fun in the children’s corner. More info
Gallery of the Customs House
Creative workshop for young and old. Painting mugs or making beads from glass. The building is located on the main street on the right about 300 m from the hotel, a short walk from the Polish border. More info
Svoboda nad Úpou
Fairytale world and children’s playroom in the Infocentre. Open daily 9-17.Exposition of Krkonoše elves and fairy tale characters. You will see Krakonoš and his helpers, the Lord of Trautenberk, the moving Devil’s Mill, the Goldmine, the Oracle, the Trutnov Dragon with Albrecht the Knight and many others.It is cooler in the children’s playroom, so warm clothes and slippers are recommended. More info
Indoor mini golf and burger restaurant. She cooks very well. It’s good to have a reservation. More info
If they are full, there is an Italian restaurant right next door where they cook with real Italian ingredients and make the best pizzas in the world. They also cook gluten-free. More info
Karpacz in Poland
Just across the border, you can visit the water park at the Karpacz Hotel. More info
Trutnov - Olympland
Two-storey indoor children’s playroom on 170 m2. Trampolines, ball pools, climbing frames, slides, painting and lots of toys. Open daily 10 am – 9 pm. More info
On the first Wednesday of every month, galleries and museums in Hradec have free admission. More info
IQ Park for little kids / IQ Land for big kids. More info