Real-Life Ice Kingdom Opens in Czech Mountains

This icy spectacular pays homage to the 700th anniversary of the birth of King Charles IV of Bohemia

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. 

The exhibition is open daily (9:00–15:30) now through March 31. Entry to the exhibition is free although non-skiers must purchase a chairlift ticket.

Photos courtesy of Skiareál Špindlerův Mlýn Facebook page.


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