Okraj

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Okraj
Przełęcz Okraj-przejscie graniczne.jpg
Former checkpoint on the Polish and Czech border
Elevation 1,046 m (3,432 ft)
Location PolandCzech Republic border
Range Karkonosze
Coordinates 50°45′N 15°49′E / 50.750°N 15.817°E / 50.750; 15.817Coordinates: 50°45′N 15°49′E / 50.750°N 15.817°E / 50.750; 15.817
Okraj is located in Europe
Okraj
Okraj
Location of Okraj

Okraj (el. 1,046 m or 3,432 ft) is a mountain pass in Poland and the Czech Republic, on the eastern end of Karkonosze, separating two side ranges of the mountains. Former checkpoint, dismounted in 2007 after the implementation of the Schengen Agreement.[1]

There are Polish and Czech mountain huts as well as some hotels and restaurants on the Czech side, belonging to the village of Malá Úpa.[2] The pass is accessible with the tarmac road from both sides. The road, connecting Jelenia Góra and Trutnov[3] was built by Germans in 1937; the next year it was used to invade Czechoslovakia. Hiking and mountain bike trails connect this place to towns and villages in valleys; bus connection also is available.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Przełęcz Okraj [retrieved 2009-12-26]
  2. ^ Karkonosze - ciekawe miejsca [retrieved 2009-12-26]
  3. ^ Przełęcz Okraj - okolice Karpacza [retrieved 2009-12-26]