Mines and post-mining excavations, underground constructions

The Sough, Chrastava

The history of medieval and subsequent mining of non-ferrous metals and coal in the Frýdlant Promontory is found in archive materials and as preserved, rediscovered remnants of medieval galleries. These have become attractive tourist destinations as interesting technical monuments. The galleries bear witness to the technical and skill level of the miners of the time and give us the chance of comparison with the modern way of tunnelling out galleries. Unique medieval and modern-age galleries are found by Nové Město pod Smrkem, in Měděnec and at Rapická hora...

The Tourist Routes in the Former Mines in Kowary

According to the legend, the iron ores in Kowary were discovered by Laurentius Angelus in 1148. On the other hand, the first written notice concerning the ores dates back to 1355. Furthermore, the iron ores in Kowary had been excavated until the second half of the XX century (including some intervals)...

The Water Tank, Frýdlant

The tank is found in the centre of the town by the small river of Řasnice. This water facility is the oldest functioning structure in the Frýdlant Promontory. It was built at the beginning of 1913 as part of the first system of water piping in Frýdlant, the construction of which was ensured by the town council of the time, under the leadership of mayor Heinrich Kauferche. The tank is a unique architectural structure that defies the usual types of such facilities and position...