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Dom Śląski

When approaching Śnieżka mountain from the west, it is impossible not to notice the Dom Śląski hostel on flattened area below(Równia pod Śnieżką) – this characteristic building, clearly visible due to its yellow color, is for many the last stop before reaching the highest peak in the entire Sudetes

In its present shape, Dom Śląski has been in existence since 1922, although it is actually the third structure of the shelter. The first buildings were erected in 1847 as a competition for the Obří bouda (Riesenbaude) chalet opposite – then on the Czech side -, which was finally demolished in the early 1980s. In addition to the buffet and accommodation, Dom Śląski also offers various types of events (e.g. spending New Year’s Eve at Śnieżka). Currently, it is an object used only by tourists, although not long ago things were a bit different. After World War II, the hostel building was also home to the Border Protection Forces watchtower, and later – until 2005 – Border Guard officers.

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Traces of the past

The cultural inheritance that has been experienced by the contemporary inhabitants of Lower Silesia is, in fact, priceless. To the turbulent fortunes and the multinational society that contributed to the history of the region, Lower Silesian people owe to this day enchanting and mysterious castles, richly decorated palaces and magnificent sacred buildings, which together give larger or smaller towns and villages of which they are treasures a truly unique character. ...

The Okraj Pass and the Na Przełęczy Okraj shelter

The pass is located in the eastern Karkonosze Mountains and rises to a height of 1046 m above sea level.

Mirsk commune

An urban-rural commune in the south-western part of the Lower Silesia Province, situated at the foot of the Izera Mountains, on the route from Szklarska Poręba to Świeradów-Zdrój.

The legacy of the Reformation – the European Reformation Cultural Route

Five centuries after the Protestant movement initiated by Martin Luther reached the territory of Poland, the cultural heritage of the Reformation is still visible to the naked eye in Lower Silesia and Cieszyn Silesia.

Łomniczka Cirque

The largest and deepest post-glacial cirque in the Polish part of the Karkonosze Mountains is located just above Karpacz, between Kopa and Śnieżka mountains.

The Mały Staw Cirque

Undoubtedly - one of the most beautiful places in the Karkonosze Mountains.

Hala Szrenicka

From this high-mountain meadow, surrounding the main ridge of the Karkonosze on both sides, there is a beautiful panorama of the Jizera Mountains.

Ideas for an active weekend in Lower Silesia

If you like spending time actively, check out the blog of Łukasz Kędzierski, a traveler and photographer, and learn about his suggestions.