Josef Mining Gallery - technical monument

Josefova štola,
Černá v Pošumaví

The newly renovated and opened technical monument - the portal of Josef Mining Gallery - can be found nearby Černá v Pošumaví near the municipality of Mokrá. It can be accessed via the new gravel nature trail leading to it.

For several decades, the territory around Černá v Pošumaví was a significant producer of graphite. 

As water accessed the mining galleries, drainage tunnels began to be driven - Josef Gallery of 1897 is exactly the case. The total length of this tunnel measured over 2 kilometres. A stone portal is installed at the heading; decorated by a prince coronet, it is located near the settlement of Mokrá in the forest section, not far away from the so-called Little Lipno.

Since currently, Josef Gallery and other relics of mining work near Mokrá are the best-preserved mining monuments from the period of mining South Bohemian graphite, this technical monument should in no case be missed. An extra attraction certainly involves the fact that there is a small cup available on the gate of the tunnel; it can be used to scoop the local water of very good quality which flows through the canal.

Forthcoming activities

Balloon flying over Lipno

Experiencing Lipno Region from the air belongs to unique moments. The romance of aerial navigation as you stay in the basket of the hot-air balloon belongs among the adventures that are hard to be…

Camping Olšina

Olšina Campsite is situated on the lakeside of Lipno in close proximity to the municipality of Černá v Pošumaví. The site covers an area of 4.5 hectares and is arranged…

Olšina Resort

Olšina Resort is located near Horní Planá on the side of the pond of Olšina - a breeding fishpond with the highest elevation in Bohemia. The resort offers a wide range of…