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Monday 9:00 - 12:00 12:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 12:00 12:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 12:00 12:30 - 17:00
Thursday 9:00 - 12:00 12:30 - 17:00
Friday 9:00 - 12:00 12:30 - 17:00
Saturday Closed Sunday Closed
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Paper mill Doubrava

Length of the route:

8 km


On foot, bike, car, bus

Distance from IC:

8 km

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Welcome to the place where the history of paper unfolded as early as the 17th century! Paper from Aš was a real sensation for its time and traveled throughout Europe. This was particularly true in the 18th century when it experienced an unprecedented boom. Local paper mills used an advanced machine called the "Hollander," originally developed in the Netherlands. However, after the mid-19th century, paper production gradually began to decline, and it completely disappeared in Doubrava after World War II.

The year 2012 brought an interesting transformation thanks to the efforts of the Aš City Hall and local residents. The walls and foundations of the original paper mill, long hidden under overgrowth, were once again revealed. This revelation allowed for the preservation of not only the walls and foundations but also some historical tools, such as troughs, grinding stones, vats, basins, and the Hollander itself. You can explore and admire all of this as a passing visitor. Additionally, the site has been enriched with a wooden observation terrace and informative panels. As part of these improvements, the nearby hydroelectric power plant was also restored.


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