Peatbogs – the European unique Polish-slovak border area

Tourism Project

Title in original language: Rašeliniská vrchoviskové - európsky unikát poľsko-slovenského pohraničia

Country/ies: Poland, Slovakia
Status: Actual projects
Category: Projects and initiatives for sustainable tourism development
Link to the Tourism Strategy: Objective 1 - Establish supportive conditions for sustainable tourism products and services, including development of a marketing scheme for the promotion of the Carpathians as a unique sustainable tourism destination objectives of the strategy
Duration of the project: 03/2017-10/2018
Objectives and results of the project:

Two museums will be established with multimedial expositions on the PL SK border area, in two buildings dedicated to peatbogs. Museums will be placed in two objects of cultural heritage, reconstrucated and modernized within the project – in wooden historical building in Chochołów, which traditional buildings are registered as UNESCO heritage, and on a court of Orava castle. Reconstucted historical bulidings will serve as a propagation of cultural heritage. With aim of cognition of peatbogs will be made two sections of biking educational trails, which enable visitations of peatbogs. On the trails will be placed two recreational areas with neccessary backround and information board about peatbogs (on one of these places will be reconstructed wagon of narrow cage railway). Thanks to that, target groups will be informed about exploitation of peatbogs. Investments will be supported by propagative and informative activities (internet pages, publication, films, competetion, workshops), which enable informaton dissemination. All of these activities was planned to make a complex PL-SK turism product related to peatbogs that is going to increase attractivness of the boarder area. It enables visitors of informing about this PL-SK natural phenomen unique in Europe

Implementing organization / institution:

Gmina Czarny Dunajec

Project partners:

Orava Museum of P.O.Hviezdoslav in Dolný Kubín

Total amount of the project: 1.058.699,96 EUR
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions
Name of program(s): ERDF - Interreg Slovakia - Poland
Project website: https://sk.plsk.eu