Food industry, breweries

The Museum of Ecology, Jindřichovice pod Smrkem

Lunaria, the Czech Association of Conservationists, with funding from the European Union Interreg IIIA program and Liberec Region established a museum of living history in Jindřichovice pod Smrkem. It is a museum of rural life, illustrating life prior to the industrial revolution. The museum maps the historical development of the Frýdlant and Jindřichovice districts from geological, botanical and human perspectives. There are also descriptions of the work of the local council, for instance the modern wind generator, biomass heat plant and recycling centre...

The Perner Mill, Svijany 17

The mill is found by the R 10 dual carriageway in the village of Svijany. The Slavs founded a Cistercian monastery in Mnichovo Hradiště in 1144/1145, with Svijany used as the farming base. The monks had their main yard here, where they bred a large herd of pigs. This fact probably explains the name (Svińany – svině is the Czech word for swine), adapted in its modern form. The first provable reference in archive sources dates back to 23.8.1345, when monk at the monastery Nicholas was termed gragiamus in Swiniam...

The Rohozec Brewery, Malý Rohozec, Turnov

The brewery is part of the estate you reach when turning off the I/10 road to Jenišovice. Malý Rohozec was originally part of the Hrubý Rohozec demesne, owned in the past by such prominent owners as the lords of Vartenberg, Albrecht von Wallenstein, the Des Fours family until 1832 (with short intervals) and subsequently the Rohans. It was from them that the estate was bought by Franz Unger in 1836, with Unger opening a brewery in 1850. A society of 388 traders from Semily, Železný Brod, Vysoké, Jilemnice and Turnov took over in 1909, founding the Community Landlords’ Brewery, a limited company, in Malý Rohozec...