Śnieżka or Sněžka (in Polish and Czech) is a mountain on the border between the Czech Republic and Poland, the most prominent point of the Silesian Ridge in the Karkonosze or Krkonoše mountains. At 1,603 metres (5,259 ft), its summit is the highest point in the Czech Republic, in the Krkonoše and in the entire Sudetes range system. One side of the mountain is in the Czech Republic; the other belongs to Poland. On the Polish side a disc-shaped observatory and restaurant was built in 1974, a weather station and the St. Lawrence chapel. On the Czech side are the remains of the Bohemian hut, a post office, and a chairlift station, connecting the peak with the town of Pec pod Sněžkou at the base of the mountain.