Horní Maršov

Welcome to Eastern Krkonoše


The church in Horní Maršov was built in 1568, first it was wooden and protestant, and after 1608 it was redesigned in the renaissance style by Italian builder Carolo Valmadi. The old Church of the Asuncion of the Virgin Mary with neighboring, originally baroque vicarage, 400-year-old linden, baroque statue of Jan Nepomucký, tomb of the noble family of Aichelburgs and a number of interesting tombstones constitutes a significant historical complex of Horní Maršov.

Church of the Asuncion of the Virgin Mary

The dominant of the village is the neo-gothic parochial Church of the Asuncion of the Virgin Mary built from 1895 to 1899 according to the design of an important Czech architect Josef Schulz. The bells have been heard from the belfry since August 15, 1998.


Count Jan Berthold Schaffgotsch together with his son-in-law Alfons Aichelburg had the chateau built in 1792 on the site of a former manor. This directory style chateau later adopted the neo-renaissance style that was dominant in the town. It is a single-story four-wing structure with the facing front wall divided by projections topped with a triangular apron. The chateau is not accessible to tourists.

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DOTEK Environmental Centre

The former baroque rectory exemplifies a unique connection of a cultural heritage site with modern technologies (biomass heating, solar thermal collectors, heat recovery ventilation). In the vicinity of the rectory, there is the oldest tree and the oldest church of Eastern Krkonoše Mountains. These three monuments combined make a distinctive whole with a pronounced genius loci. The rectory is owned by the SEVER. In the 2013, it was completely renovated in order to serve as a site of tradition, environmental education and culture. Its goal is to help re-establish people’s relationship with landscape and nature, protect cultural heritage and teach skills for sustainable living. Open daily 9 – 17. DOTEK offers: guided tours, accommodation and meals, certified regional products.

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Historic Mine Kovárna (Smith shop)

Visit the underground of the highest Czech mountain, Sněžka – the Kovárna mine. Right here, in the wilderness of the Obří důl valley, is where the tales of Krakonoš first emerged and you may see his hidden treasures inside the mountain. You will be surprised by the size of the mined spaces after mining for iron ores, arsenic and cooper. Everybody has been to the top of Sněžka, but it is only for you that the underground waits!

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