Spindleruv Mlyn is the most important tourist center in the Czech mountains. It is located at the foot of the Giant Mountains in the Śnieżka area. In summer, hiking and cycling flourish, and in winter, cross-country and downhill skiing.
Špindlerův Mlýn was established at the beginning of the 20th century from the merger of several settlements lying in the Elbe valley and the mountain streams flowing into it. Initially, it was a tourist center, to which Germans came from around Jelenia Góra. From the southern side a road was brought for them to the Karkonoska Pass, which, however, has no continuation on the Polish side.
The village lies entirely within the Karkonosze National Park, and its biggest attraction is the beautiful location at the foot of the Karkonosze. These are ideal areas for hiking and skiing. The ski resort here offers 25 km of ski runs of varying difficulty and 85 km of cross-country tracks. Another 150 were prepared in the ridge parts of the Giant Mountains. Thanks to the road to the Karkonosze Pass, skiers can get to the ridge by car. In summer, more than 100 km of hiking trails await hiking enthusiasts. Despite the very large tourist traffic, Špindlerův Mlýn kept its atmosphere from the beginning of the 20th century, due to the fact that old guesthouses were not demolished here, but were adapted to today's conditions.