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It is the highest district of Szklarska Poręba (included in the city in 1945), known primarily for the fact that the largest Polish cross-country skiing center is located here, in which international ski competitions are organized every year (including the one taking place at Polana Jakuszycka the famous Piast Race since 1976).

fot. Michał Dadełło / CC BY-SA

The network of interconnected routes, which together provide about 100 km of well-prepared walking and hiking routes, attracts thousands of runners and snow lovers to Jakuszyce. Until recently, the Polish-Czech border crossing Jakuszyce-Harrachov (liquidated under the Schengen Agreement) operated here, and now, thanks to the possibility of fully free crossing the border, Jakuszyce works extremely well as a starting point for hiking, cycling and skiing – both on the Polish and Czech side of the Jizera Mountains and the Karkonosze Mountains. In approximately four hours of walking, you can get from Jakuszyce through Hala Izerska to Świeradów-Zdrój or, in the opposite direction, deeper into the Karkonosze, through Hala Szrenicka to Śnieżne Kotły and Wielki Szyszak. Nearby there is also the aforementioned Harrachov with a ski jumping complex, where the prestigious World Cup ski flying competitions are held, and a beautiful waterfall on Mumlava.


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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.