Photogallery: CZ, Harrachov – Unique Museums
CZ, Harrachov – Unique Museums
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The mountain town of Harrachov, which is surrounded by the beautiful Giant Mountains, offers many tourist attractions. Whether it is a ski resort with ski jumps or traditional and sacred architecture, we can only recommend the walk. You should definitely visit the Ski Museum, which offers not only skis from more than 18 countries, but also countless related exhibits. The Museum of Glass must also be a compulsory stop, where you can see more than 120 years of tradition of glass processing and an extensive collection of glass-work products. You can end your visit at the local microbrewery.
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photos: HIK, o.z.
Under Certova Mountain in the Giant Mountains, the mountain town of Harrachov is situated on the Mumlava River. The owner of the local estate - Count Jan Harrach - brought the first skis to Bohemia in the 19th century and the first winter sports took place here soon.
On the western edge of Janske Laze, in the direction of Cerny Dul, another tree trail was opened one year ago. It is the third wooden lookout tower going up into the clouds in the Czech Republic. Similar buildings are enjoying popularity in Germany.
For the second time we will stop in the highest Czech mountains – Krkonoše – to climb up the highest mountain. You will learn where to start, how to prepare and what to expect from a long climb and a ridge trek during which you will pass some of the highest Czech peaks.
A climb on the highest Czech mountain should do every patriot at least once in lifetime. Sněžka is a point of interest mostly in summer but in winter this small Czech Everest is even more enchanting, isn’t it…?
You ride down the hill to the valley. Surrounding you are green hills. White buildings of local automobile factory brighten you. These are the halls of Skoda car company. Since 2012, gearboxes have been produced there. However, we go further into the center. The main landmark in Vrchlabi is St Vavrinec church. Its belfry hardly fits within the lens cope of a camera.
Do you wonder where to spend an Advent weekend? Should you be near the Krkonose mountains or somewhere around, visit the quiant village of Ponikla. There are two amazing places close to each other. You will feel the amazing historic atmosphere of the life of our ancestors who lived a harsh life in the mountains. You will learn what they did, what worries and joys they experienced. You will learn that te life was often complicated but locals knew how to enjoy it.
If you are heading for a trip to our highest mountains, Spindleruv Mlyn is one of the best bases at any time of a year. It lies at the very end of the road, which leads from Vrchlabi through the valley upstream of the Elbe river to the foot of the Krkonose Mountains (Giant Mountains).
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