Description and grounds of the project:
The project will be based in the commune of Kowary, which is an attractive area due to its natural and scenic beauty. The rich biosphere found here is what streamlines the growth of the area particularly in tourism. These factors have been included and given priority in the Development Strategy for the Urban Commune of Kowary. Despite the fair climate and the commune’s potential, the infrastructure for tourism operates only in the summer season. The landform features are what boosts the area’s appeal and provides favourable conditions for both Alpine skiing and horn sleigh downhill rides.
Embarking on the project and intensification of activities across the border in the field of history and tourism is aimed at incorporation of the common and fascinating tradition into the range of activities for the development of new local products and services related to tourism. An increase in the number of visitors to the region from Poland as well as from other countries is expected. In this way, the project will directly influence promotion of the commune and make its offer for tourists more attractive.
The immediate objective of the project is to increase the tourist appeal of the borderland in the Czech communes of Mala Upa and Cerny Dul as well as the Polish commune of Kowary and to promote the horn sleigh, together with the history and contemporary applications of this device, as a local tourist attraction.
To reach this goal, support is needed for the regularly organised event featuring the horn sleigh, a recently revived product for tourism, whose history and significance stretches across the borders. The launch of the event will be accompanied by an exhibition and publication of a study on the horn sleigh.