Real-Life Ice Kingdom Opens in Czech Mountains

Real-Life Ice Kingdom Opens in Czech Mountains

This year marks the 700th anniversary of the birth of the founding father of Bohemia, King Charles IV. In a year packed with tributes and events commemorating the life of the Holy Roman Emperor, one stands out: the newly opened Ledárium, a stunning ice temple atop the slopes of the Spindleruv Mlyn ski resort in the Krkonoše mountains.

Real-Life Ice Kingdom Opens in Czech Mountains



Located at the peak of the resort’s St. Peter chairlift, the temple features a gallery of life-like ice sculptures, many devoted to the theme of Charles IV, including a giant statue of the beloved monarch himself, renderings of his numerous wives, and landmark monuments of the era, including a frosty replica of Karlštejn Castle.

Real-Life Ice Kingdom Opens in Czech Mountains

Sculptures are protected from the elements with a special air-conditioning system. In addition to the exhibit, the Ledárium will host a series of performances for the public; the first concert of the season is on January 22. 

Real-Life Ice Kingdom Opens in Czech Mountains


Elizabeth Haas

Elizabeth Haas is the editor of Expats.cz. She has lived in Prague for 12 years working as a writer and editor of cookbooks and travel guides. Her work has appeared in both Czech and American publications.

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