The range stretches from eastern Germany along the northern border of the Czech Republic to south-western Poland.
The highest peak of the range is Sn─Ť┼żka (Polish: ┼Ünie┼╝ka) in the Krkono┼íe (Polish: Karkonosze) mountains on the Czech Republic?Poland border, which is 1,603 metres (5,259 ft) in elevation.The current geomorphological unit in the Czech part of the mountain range is Krkono┼ísko-jesenick├í subprovincie ("Krkono┼íe-Jesen├şky"). The Krkono┼íe Mountains (also called the Giant Mountains) have experienced growing tourism for winter sports during the past ten years.
According to statistics, in 2012 Krak├│w was visited by 7.3 million tourists including 2.1 million foreign travelers (over 30% of their grand total).175176 The visitors spent over 2.5 billion z┼éoty in the city (without travel costs and pre-booked accommodations).
Most foreign tourists came from Great Britain (over 25%), with German, French, Spanish, Italian and American visitors closely following.
The Krak├│w tour-guide from the Lesser Poland Visitors Bureau indicated that not all statistics are recorded due to considerable number of those who come, staying in readily available private rooms paid by cash, especially from Eastern Europe.175 The main reasons for visiting the city are: its historical monuments, recreation as well as relatives and friends (placing third in the ranking), religion and business.There are 120 quality hotels in Krak├│w (usually about half full) offering 15,485 overnight accommodations.177 The average stay last for about 4 to 7 nights.