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Sport and Tourism Museum in Karpacz is a cultural institution of the local government of Lower Silesia. It collects exhibits, documents and all types of souvenirs related to the development of sport, tourism and nature protection.
Sport and Tourism Museum in Karpacz is a cultural institution of the local government of Lower Silesia. It collects exhibits, documents and all types of souvenirs related to the development of sport, tourism and nature protection. The permanent exhibition consists of three sections:
Exhibits and photograms gathered here document the most important manifestations of economic activity which facilitated and accelerated the ‘conquering’ of the mountains: the work of miners, metallurgists, woodcutters, shepherds and herbalists. They all paved the way for future tourists. A colourful ceramic sculpture presents the contemporary version of the legendary Mountain Spirit – Rübezahl. Old engravings and original equipment inform about specific ways of travelling in the Giant Mountains in the 19th century, e.g. about carrying tourists to the mountains in special litters. The very first guides tell about the role of Cieplice spa in the development of tourism.
A separate section is devoted to the role played by Poles in the development of these lands. Tadeusz Różewicz (1921-2014), an outstanding Polish artist associated with the Giant Mountains, has a very special place here.
The Giant Mountains are a region where mainly winter sports developed – among them tobogganing. After World War II Karpacz became the centre of bobsleigh and tobogganing in Poland. Many competitions and ski rallies are still organized in the Giant Mountains. Mountaineers are devoted to developing winter sports activities. The exhibits collected in this section allow you to track the development of sports equipment starting with the oldest copies of skis, snowshoes, sleds and bobsleighs. There are also many sport trophies of prominent players as well as documents and personal souvenirs of distinguished activists. You can see here: the only one in Poland collection of participation medals from the Winter Olympic Games (1928 – 2018), a medal from the First Modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896 and Olympic torches and medals, including the gold Olympic medal, of the greatest athlete from Lower Silesia – Renata Mauer – Różańska (sport shooting).
Various exhibits and colourful photograms in the exhibition hall and the rock garden surrounding the museum show the natural environment of the Giant Mountains. Presenting the selected most beautiful specimens of the plant and animal world as well as talking about the geology and climate of the region, this section reminds about the need to protect, preserve and develop this beautiful corner of our country for ourselves and for the others.
In addition to the permanent exhibition, there are constantly changing temporary exhibitions related to the museum’s program. They are presented in the hall on the first floor.
MUSEUM OF SPORT AND TOURISM IN KARPACZ
phone: (+48) 75 76 19 652; 58-540 Karpacz, 2 Kopernika street
Open daily (except Mondays) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Ticket prices: regular – PLN 6, reduced – PLN 8; Individual audio guide – PLN 4, gruide for a group PLN 20