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Sudeten

The Sudeten (soo-day-tan, SAMPA: [su"deIt@n]), also called Sudety (["sudetI] (according to Czech) or [su"detI] (Polish))), is a mountain range in Central Europe. It streches from eastern Germany to Poland and Czechia. The highest mountain is Sněžka in Krkonoše-Mountains on the CZech-Polish border. It reaches up to 1602m. Sudeten Mountains are divided into
  1. Western Sudeten[?] with Lausitz Mountains[?] (Germany and Czechia) and Karkonosze/Krkonoše (Poland and Czechia)
  2. Central Sudeten[?]
  3. Eastern Sudeten[?]

Especially Krkonoše Mountains are facing growing tourism for winter sports during the past ten years. Its skiing resorts are becoming a serious alternative to the Alps.

Famous towns in this area are:

Before World War II there was a large German minority in this area. Sudetenland was the term to describe its settling area.



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