Karnicky monument and telescope

A picturesque place that has a connection with a romantic legend about a big and devoted love between Count Plāter’s daughter Emīlija and a Polish officer Jozefs Karnickis. A fascinating event which had a tragic end happened in 1838 in Krāslava. The young people fell in love with each other. Count Plāters was against that love. Emīlija and Jozefs decided to kill themselves on one day: Jozefs had to shoot himself on one of Krāslava’s hills, but Emīlija had to jump out of the window of the third floor of Krāslava castle. After seeing the sign Jozefs shot himself, but Emīlija was saved by a servant at the last moment. Jozefs was buried on the place of his death. A monument was built.
In 2020, a viewing telescope was installed on the top of the Karnicka hill, which currently allows to enjoy a wonderful view of the Daugava bends and the architecture of Krāslava.
Augusta Street (behind number 28), Krāslava, Krāslavas nov., LV-5601
Phone: +371 65622201. +371 29376090

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