Winter sports; In the mountains; Among nature
In and around Harrachov there is plenty to do. A small selection of possibilities: the unique cog railway which runs between Harrachov and Tanvald, originally the connection between the Czech Republic and Poland, today this railway is a tourist attraction which travels through tunnels and over bridges of the romantic Jizera Mountains. Hiking or biking along the many marked trails through deep woods and past unforgettable views of the mountain ridges. You can also take the 4-seat chairlift to the top of the hill and try the ski jump – it is sure to be an experience! You can bring your bike as well. You can also go mountain biking along the ridges, or quietly enjoy the "Long Hill Road" at the foot of the mountain (A bicycle bus runs every day from Harrachov). For golfers there is a new, challenging 9-hole course waiting for you. Additional sports: tennis courts (100 meters); mini-golf; beach volleyball; and an outdoor and indoor pool. For fans of "adrenaline" sports there is now a center where you can pursue mountain climbing. The Jizera River is an ideal place for rafting and there is even a toboggan run in the vicinity. Sightseeing: Traditionally Harrachov has been famous for its glassworks. Here you will find a room containing historic glass cutting machines and even a glass museum. At the restaurant there is a working mini beer brewery from where you can observe the glass blowing process. There is also a chapel worth seeing which has a 10 kg glass bell of 50 cm in height. The Ski Museum shows what life was once like in this rugged mountain area. The Mining Museum and its miles of tunnels reveal to the visitor the typical environment where metal was once mined (You will get a helmet and protective jacket for the one hour guided tour).
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