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Magical Trail of the Mountain Spirit

Best quest of Lower Silesia is in Szklarska Poręba. Check this out!

Among the green forests in the valley of the Kamienna River, on the slopes of the Karkonosze and Jizera Mountains, a magical garden extends; a garden of history, traditions, beliefs, magic and nature. Its ruler is the Mountain Spirit, called Karkonosz, Rzepiórem, or Liczyrzepa. Unpredictable as the forces of nature. Sometimes ruthless, sometimes gracious and caring. He is probably as old as the mountains themselves. Lord of his lands, diligently guarding the underground treasures and caring for the living things within the borders of his domain.
Since the time of the Walloons, the Mountain Spirit influenced the imagination of writers and chroniclers. Presented almost as a figure of flesh and blood, subject to truly human weaknesses, while having an almost divine power: eternity and immortality. Gracious lord of the rich flora and fauna of Karkonosze, and malicious persecutor of the greedy, dishonest and deceitful representatives of the human race.
The oldest known graphical representation of the Mountain Spirit is the character on the map of Karkonosze by the Wroclaw cartographer Martin Helwig from 1561. The image of the Spirit of Mountains has changed over the centuries.
Szklarska Poreba in capturing this earliest image – head of an eagle with the winding viper’s tongue, with deer antlers and goat legs. The body of a lion and a two-place lion’s tail.

We invite you to take a tour around his kingdom. The Magical Trail of the Mountain Spirit, which was designed for family travels, is already at your disposal. The most interesting points of the route are marked with granite boulders containing mysterious holograms. These characters are part of a game field, in which everyone can participate.


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Tourist Information in Szklarska Poręba:

ul. Jedności Narodowej 1a, tel (75) 75 47 740, e-mail: it@szklarskaporeba.pl.

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