Road and rail transport

The Jindřichovice pod Smrkem Railway Station

This significant through station on the Frýdlant district railway and Imperial Prussian railway way built on the third and longest branch from Frýdlant to Jindřichovice pod Smrkem from 1895 – 1902. The original design, by Ing. Fr. Reimherr from Frýdlant, was modified over time. On 8th September, 1900 a new consortium made up of members of the Frýdlant District Committee, builders Herman Bachstein and the Darmstadt Bank of Commerce and Industry was granted an honourable license to build a standard gauge railway “from Frýdlant – Jindřichovice pod Smrkem continuing to the Imperial Border and further to Greiffenberg”...

The Jizera Mountains Technical Museum, the Former Waste Spinning Plant, Bílý Potok 295

This museum, run by the Šercl family in a former textile factory, lets visitors look behind the scenes of wartime battles and into the history of textile production in the Liberec area. It was in 1882 that Karl Bienert built a mechanical wool weaving mill on a raceway of the River Smědá in line with the plans of Josef Niesser, a builder from Frýdlant. The factory later became a cotton waste spinning plant, but this burned down in 1913...

The Jizera Railway Bridge – Rakousy

The 19th century is known as the era of the Industrial Revolution and of steam. The period was witness to the development of transport, road building and railways. At the time when state roads ceased to be built, the first railways began to appear. The impulse for the first railways came from the Liberec industrialists in northern Bohemia, who had taken over Saxon and Prussian coal reserves and could not transport it long distances using the existing infrastructure...