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Tri studničky

In 1907, the Forestry Department ordered the construction of this gamekeeper's house below Kriváň summit in the High Tatras. Three rich water springs were nearby, which gave it the name Tri studničky (Three Wells).

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In 1907, the Forestry Department ordered the construction of this gamekeeper's house below Kriváň summit in the High Tatras. Three rich water springs were nearby, which gave it the name Tri studničky (Three Wells).

It provided a one-room refuge to tourists on their way to Kriváň until the middle of the 1930s.

The first ever tourist buildings in the High Tatras were erected a bit more to the north. Two shelters were built on the orders of the Old Hungarian palatine Joseph of Habsburg, who wanted to climb Kriváň. Those cottages continued to serve pioneering visitors of Kriváň until the 1880s.

This postcard from 1921 shows another interesting feature: remains of the Podkriváňska poľana, a mountaintop meadow that is nowadays completely covered with dense vegetation.


Prepared by Branislav Chovan

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