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Harrachov

Harrachov lies 686 metres above sea level and belongs to the most visited sports and recreation centres in the western part of the Giant Mountians, especially for its location near the border with Poland (boarder crossing Harrachov – Jakuszyce). The well known ski jumping area is located directly above Harrachov, on Certova mountain. Ski jumping ompetitions of the World championship in ski jumping take place on the biggest one. For cross-country skiers, there are cross-country skiing trails all around Harrachov with the total lenght of 30 km.

Glassworks made Harrachov famous abroad before it became the most popular tourist and sport resort of the western Giant Mountains. Tradition of the first-class hand made broad, cut but also engraved, painted and differently decorated glass was established in district Ryzoviste and later in Novy Svet. Glass art works are exhibitted in the Glass museum.

Harrachov - history

The original village Dörfl has been evidenced since 17th century near Seifenbach (Sejfsky, now Ryzi brook) and it was renamed at the beginning of the 18th century by the owners of Harrachov (originally Harrachsdorf). Settlements Novy Svet and Ryzoviste joined Harrachov after the Second World War. And then Harrachov got railway connection across Korenov with Tanvald. This one of the few operating rack-railway offers beautiful sightseeing tour through a romantic landscape of the Jizera and Giant Mountains with a lot of tunnels and viaducts.

Harrachov – tourist attraction

Harrachov is a well known centre of tourismus and winter sports. The whole territory of Harrachov offers an unlimited number of hiking and biking trails, tens of kilometres of maintained and marked cross country trails, downhill slopes of all levels. The main dominant of Harrachov that attracts each visitor in all seasons is the mammoth ski jump tower silhouette. Harrachov is a famous venue of international skiing commpetitions, especially in ski jumping. The first Harrachov ski jump tower was built in 1920. The most famous epoch of the town Harrachov startet in 1980 with the ski complex building that consists of standard cross country trails, ski slopes and especially ski jumps. Some of the 8 ski jumps are covered by artifical material and are suitable for training practically all the year round. The top of sports events in Harrachov are attractiv ski jumps competitions. Harrachov provides a lot of hiking trails. Trips through deep forests along mountain creeks, unforgettable views from mountain ridges. Harrachov is a source of new energy for its visitors. Interesting Harrachov attraction is ride by chair lift along the ski jumps. You can rent a bike in some of bike lending offices and join many other bikers. New cycling tracks are built and extended that leads from Harrachov to all directions. There are tennis courses, golf courses and minigolf places, beach volleyball courses and an open-air swimming pool at guests disposal. The town Harrachov invites you to visit and to active or relax stay. Make the best of different possibilities and services that Harrachov offers in all season.

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