Vrchlabí is not known as the gateway to the Giant Mountains for nothing. You can reach the epicentre of skiing and winter fun, Pec pod Snezkou, by car in 45 minutes. And you can get to the neighbouring Špindlerův mlýn in 20 minutes.
The nearest important town in the vicinity of Vrchlabí is Trutnov, which is only a half an hour away. As you enter, a picturesque district town opens up in front of you, offering a variety of architectural, cultural and natural charms. You can even go to the local “Woodstock", i.e., the famous music festival that Václav Havel among others liked to visit here in Trutnov.
If you are a fan of bargain hunting, then know that the border crossing with Poland is less than half an hour’s drive from here.