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SK, High Tatras – Kriváň Gold and Guerilla Fighters
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Published: 5.9.2019

Today we invite you to a trip to the High Tatras to the majestic peak Krivan, which has been a symbol of Slovakia for decades. However, this time we will not focus on tourism, but on exploring its hidden beauties and sights. The first is a guerrilla bunker, where the fight of German fascists took place with partisan troops of the High Tatras. This memorable place can be reached from the Three Wells tourist crossroads and leads along a green-marked hiking trail to the top of Kriváň. The marked branch to the bunker is located in the first third of the ascent, below the Grúnik hill.

The second unusual stop will be the Kriváňské doly, where gold, silver and other minerals were mined. Though not many of them were found, but even a few were enough to lend Krivan beautiful legends. You will find the remains below the very top of the shield, as well as in the lower altitudes. Their exact location can be found on the map in the Slovak Museum of Nature Conservation and Caving in Liptovský Mikuláš or here. Please note that access to mines is only permitted with authorized personnel.

 

Dnes vás zveme na vysokotatranský výlet k majestátnímu štítu Kriváň, který je již desetiletí symbolem Slovenska. Avšak tentokrát se nezaměříme na turistiku, ale na poznávání jeho skrytých krás a pozoruhodností. První z nich je partyzánský bunkr, kde se odehrál boj německých fašistů s příslušníky partyzánského oddílu Vysoké Tatry. K tomuto památnému místu dojdete z turistického rozcestí Tři studánky a vede po zeleně značeném turistické stezce na vrchol Kriváně. Značená odbočka k bunkru se nachází v první třetině výstupu, pod vrchem Grúnik.

Druhým nevšedním zastavením budou Kriváňské doly, kde se těžilo zlato, stříbro a jiné minerály. Nenašlo se jich sice mnoho, ale i to málo stačilo k opředení Kriváně nádhernými legendami. Pozůstatky dolů najdete pod samotným vrcholem štítu, jakož i v nižších polohách. Jejich přesnější umístění najdete na mapě ve Slovenském muzeu ochrany přírody a jeskyňářství v Liptovském Mikuláši nebo zde. Upozorňujeme, že přístup k dolům je povolen jen s oprávněnou osobou.

 

Text: Oskár Mažgút

Foto: HIK, o. z.

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