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See Museum and Education Center of the Karkonosze National Park in Sobieszów under constuction

The end of works is scheduled for the turn of 2022/2023

On August 14, 2013, pursuant to a notarial deed, the City of Jelenia Góra handed over the Schaffgotsch Palace in Jelenia Góra Sobieszów to the Karkonosze National Park. A little later, on September 11, 2013, the City of Jelenia Góra officially transferred to the Park: the former school’s main building, a gym with a link, a garage complex and a grain warehouse.

photo by Karkonoski Park Narodowy

This large project was divided into three stages:

1. Adaptation of the palace for the needs of the Museum and Educational Center of the Karkonosze National Park.

The task includes the performance of construction works on the ground floor and in the basement of the palace, enabling the adaptation of the rooms for the needs of the educational exhibition and providing services to the visitors of the exhibition, by building a cloakroom and sanitary facilities. The action also includes the construction of a staircase and an elevator enabling access to the facility for disabled people and providing access to the management and information center in the field of the national park, the Natura 2000 network, the Ramsar area, the UNESCO MAB Krkonose / Karkonosze bilateral biosphere reserve and the National Geopark located on the first and second floor of the palace.

Palace in Sobieszów pre 2015, photo by KPN

Palace in Sobieszów currently, photo by KPN

2. Implementation of an interactive educational exhibition.

The task includes the creation of an interactive educational exhibition on nature protection in the Karkonosze Mountains (with the use of historical elements of nature protection), located in the historic interiors of the palace ground floor, fully accessible to the disabled.

Palace in Sobieszów pre 2017, photo by KPN

Palace in Sobieszów currently, photo by KPN

3. Development of the area around the palace for educational purposes.

The task includes the development of the area around the palace for the needs of an educational path and infrastructure enabling the use of the facility by visitors, with particular emphasis on disabled people, for whom access to the facility is currently impossible due to the existing architectural barriers at the stage of access roads.

State of buildings before 2017 , fot. KPN

Interiors before 2017, photo: KPN

Exhibition area, fot. KPN

One of the projects of the future exhibition, photo: KPN

Photo Karkonoski Park Narodowy

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