Hydro-technical constructions

The Dam and the Power Plant in Pilchowice

In July 1897 there was a catastrophic flood in the Karkonosze Mountains which caused a severe destruction. Proffesor doctor Otto Intze, from Aachen (Akwizgran), worked out a program of preventing floods in the Silesia voivodeship by building reservoirs and barrier lakes on the biggest rivers in the region...

The Dam on the Łomnica River in Karpacz

The Łomnica River, which is a tributary of the Bóbr River, has its spring in Równia Pod Śnieżką. As far back as in the medieval times, its river bed was examined by the Valonians in search of gold and the precious stones...

The Drnčák Mill, Roztocký 42 Roztoky, u Semil

For hundreds of years the clatter of small-time water mills echoed through the Podkrkonoší hills. They were solitary buildings, tucked away in the valleys surrounded by trees and meadows with dirt tracks trampled by peasant carts. They had characteristic local names, such as krcálek, drnčák or klapáč. Krcálek because the grain was not ground for sale...