Krkonoše Museum – the Augustinian Monastery in Vrchlabí

Krkonoše Mountains

The Krkonoše Mountains National Park Administration operates a network of museums whose mission is to document the past and present of this mountain region, maintaining their records for future generations and access for the general public. This museum also presents the natural, historical and cultural heritage of the Krkonoše Mountains through temporary exhibitions, accompanying programs and other themed events.

The museum in the Augustinian monastery contains two permanent exhibitions. Environmental exposure Stone and Life emphasizes the uniqueness and irreplaceable nature of the Krkonoše Mountains on the European continent, where the viewer learns about the complexity of the relationships between living organisms and their physical environment and the need to use natural resources efficiently, and is persuaded that the preservation of a healthy environment is not an obligation but a vital necessity.

The permanent exhibition Man and Mountains discusses the history of the settlement of the Krkonoše Mountains and is located in the cloister of the Augustinian monastery. The exhibition traces the most important components of the human impact on the mountain landscapes from the early historical period to the end of the 19th century and depicts the life of the people of the Krkonoše Mountains until the 1930s and 40s.

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