You have come to the gate of the Giant Mountains, the spa town Janské Lázně, to measure your strength and endurance. We are glad to have you in our town. We wish you not only a sport success but also a good stay and a lot of pleasant memories of our town.
Ing. Jiří Hradecký, Mayor of Janské Lázně
Janské Lázně is known as a recreational, touristic and spa town, situated at the foot of Černá hora (Black Mountain) to the east of Krkonoše (Giant Mountains).
By legend, a hot spring was discovered under Černá hora (Black Mountain) in 1006 and from the fifteenth century primitive usage began. From 1656, chronicles reported, the first guests came to the spring, and in 1881 Janské Lázně became a town. After the Second Wold War Janské Lázně became wold famous and in 1959 was given Spa status.
Nowadays the number of inhabitants is 820 but with holidaymakers, tourists and Spa guests this number swells to about 5000. Besides the Spa, which is for medical treatment, other visitors services are provided. 50 hotels, guest houses, mountain chalets, restaurants and other services are available with entertainment, sports and recreational facilities for the whole year.
Janské Lázně is an interesting gateway to the highest Bohemian mountains, which provides modest routes and offers good ski-slopes with ski-lifts and cable cars, and good cross country skiing opportunities in winter time.