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Špindlerův Mlýn lies in the valley where the Dolský stream joins the river Elbe. The town is protected on all sides by the mountain ranges: Kozí hřbety, Pláň, Krkonoš and Mt. Medvědín.

The Krkonoše and its deep forests belonged to Špindlerův Mlýn the Czech realm. The oldest reference about its first inhabitants, which were the Slav tribes, comes from the 6th – 3rd centuries BC. The provost's residence was established by Benedictines in Vrchlabí in 1241. Two important merchant tracks led over the ridges of the Krkonoše. The discovery of ores and gemstones lured many foreigners there in the 16 century. It is believed that the legend about the famous fairy-tale character Krakonoš – the lord and guardian of the mountains – came into being at that time as well. The mining expert Kryštof from Gendorf, who enjoyed the favour of the Habsburgs, also came there and later took over the whole area of the mountains.

He rebuilt the old fortress in Vrchlabí into a castle with four corner pinnacles in 1548. He also began felling of the trees and supplied mines with wood. Špindlerův Mlýn Glass-making was booming simultaneously with mining industry. The Harrachov glassworks has remained renowned since. Later, with the decline of mining, livestock pasturing spread on extensive bald patches left after the felling. Many shepherd chalets were built for example Luční bouda, Martinovka and Brádlerovy boudy. After the Thirty year war the Krkonoše estate belonged to Albrecht from Valdštejn and after his assassination to the Morzins.

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