The Seismic Observatory and Seismometry Museum at Kašperské Hory

The museum is located in an original seismic observatory. What you can see there are historic seismometers and recording systems. Included to the museum visit is a 200 m long walk to the Kristýna drift.

With the code name KHC, the seismic observatory Kašperské Hory was established in 1960 in a former gold mine drift Kristýna. The station is included to the Czech Regional Seismic network and the international seismic stations network. The measured data is transmitted in the digital format to the Geophysical Institute Prague and to international centres where it is used to determine basic earthquake information (position, time, earthquake magnitude) and to further refine the knowledge of the Earth structures and processes occurring in it.

Thanks to a low level of disturbances, the seismic station Kašperské Hory ranks among the most sensitive stations worldwide. In 1973, at this place, Ing. Axel Plešinger developed and launched for the first in the world the routine operation of a world-unique recording system that recorded seismic signals in a very broad range of frequencies. The current station equipment is fully compliant with the world seismic stations network standard.