Food industry, breweries

The Biscuit Production, Lomnice nad Popelkou

The tradition of biscuit production in Lomnice nad Popelkou is based on the guild production of confectionery from 1580. Lomnice biscuits went on to become as well-known here as Pardubice gingerbread and Znojmo gherkins. Their popularity grew in part due to the famous and popular fairs held on Tábor hill above the town, the biscuits baked by individuals and whole families in Lomnice. The two most prominent companies then won renown for production in the 19th century, those of Josef and Antonín Jína...

The Brewery Lwówek Śląski

Lwówek Śląski was assigned the city rights and the privilege to brew beer in 1209 by Henryk I Brodaty. In 1546 there were operating 74 malt-houses and 456 breweries in the middle-class houses. In 1571 the Town Council became an owner of one of the malt-houses. According to law, the town had a monopoly to sell beer within the one mile area, what sometimes caused conflicts with other breweries (the noble and the ones located in the other towns). The Order of Saint John opened their local brewery in 1580...

The Devil’s Mill in Czerniawa Zdrój

At the end of the XIX century the village called Czerniawa Zdrój (Bad Schwarzbach) was already a health-resort with a population of 300 citizens living in 80 houses. In 1890 a watermill was built just above the Czarny Potok what is believed to be the place of the former mill, which dates back to 1840...