From a tourist point of view, the Czech Republic can be so much more than the majestic Prague Castle, the charming city of Prague as a whole, the breathtaking Český Krumlov, the wonderful Kutná Hora, the unique town of Telč and the famous Pilsner beer. Sport has always been an integral and natural part of all Czechs’ life; its strong tradition in the country traces back many decades. With roughly 10 million inhabitants, the Czechs are a rather small nation compared to other countries. However, they are also great athletes with major successes as well as big sports fans in general. Moreover, they are avid recreational athletes – in particular, alpine skiing is one of the most popular activities among Czechs. Špindlerův Mlýn and its surroundings in the heart of the Giant Mountains, the most famous and most popular mountains in the Czech Republic, are one of the most popular destinations for this activity. In this approximately 35 kilometer long area, the northernmost Central European mountain wall is located; its mountain tops offer a unique study material for natural scientists. They call the mountain ridge the “Arctic island in the middle of Europe”: it is a peculiar landscape with peculiar people and a place filled with many legends. That is what makes the mountains, which have been part of the Giant Mountains National Park since 1963, a truly fascinating spot. Tourists have been admiring the area for centuries as the Giant Mountains have always been a popular tourist destination. This is also where the highest Czech mountain Sněžka (1,603 meters above sea level) is found. Not every Czech has visited Špindlerův Mlýn, but everyone knows the city. And it is not only known for skiing.