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Once in the castles and palaces of Lower Silesia you could meet knights roaming the roads and highways. Today, the European Trail of Castles and Palaces is also available to those travelling on steel mounts, who replaced heavy armour with modern helmets.

Enthusiasts of two-wheelers, both those powered by their own muscles and those with an internal combustion engine, surely will not be bored in Lower Silesia. They will find a lot of motorcycle and cycling routes in the region. And if someone prefers to decide for themselves where and how they are going, there is nothing simpler – just take a map, circle some interesting places, designate your own route and set off.

In the meantime, a few suggestions: for a longer trip, it is worth taking the already mentioned European Trail of Castles and Palaces. It will not only be a great opportunity to experience the diversity of Lower Silesian nature – from picturesque river valleys and lowlands in the north to beautiful mountain landscapes in the south – but it will also give you a chance to get to know culture and history of the region. The castles of Ksiaz, Grodno, Chojnik, Czocha and Grodziec as well as the palaces in Kamieniec Zabkowicki, Staniszow, Lomnica and Krobielowice are obligatory points on the motorcycle route across Lower Silesia.

An equally interesting solution, especially for those who love winding mountain paths, are routes in the Sudetes – especially the so-called The Hundred Curves Road in the Table Mountains, whose name speaks for itself. The route leading from Radkow to Kudowa-Zdroj provides considerable riding pleasure and, after reaching the destination, you can visit the nearby world-famous Skull Chapel in Czermna. An almost 200-kilometer loop around the Giant Mountains, including Szklarska Poreba, Jakuszyce, Kowary, Karpacz and Chojnik Castle on the Polish side of the mountains, and Harrachov and Janske Lazne on the Czech side, in turn, are a great idea to spend a weekend surrounded by beautiful nature. Other places worth visiting by motorbike include roads leading through the passes in the Owl Mountains – Jugow, Wolibory and Walim – mountain serpentines running across heavily forested areas on which the Nazis built a secret underground complex codenamed ‘Riese’ – one of the obligatory stops on the route.

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The nature of the Kłodzko Land

The fact that the land of Kłodzko has been a great place to relax for centuries can be attributed to the wonderful natural values ​​and the crystal clear springs of the spas. The central point of the region, the Kłodzko Valley, is surrounded by the following mountains: Bardzkie, Sowie, Suche, Stołowe, Bystrzyckie, Orlickie, the Śnieżnik Massif, Bialskie and Złote.

Lądek-Zdrój Commune

The areas belonging to the Lądek-Zdrój Commune are located in the Kłodzko Valley, in the Eastern Sudetes, at the south-west end of the Lower Silesia Province.

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.

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.

Architecture enthusiasts

The beauty and richness of Lower Silesian architecture has delighted millions of tourists who come every year to admire both the treasures of Wrocław and the entire region.

The Death Curve

This sharp, almost 180-degree curve, sometimes also called the Devil's Bend, was created in the second half of the 1930s, when the so-called The Sudeten Road, leading from Szklarska Poręba to Świeradów-Zdrój was constructed.

Crystal Glass Glassworks “Julia”

The tradition of producing artistic products from crystal glass, appreciated at international competitions and reaching the homes of royal and aristocratic families not only throughout Europe, but also across the Atlantic, dates back to the end of the 19th century in Piechowice.

European Route of Castles and Palaces

Jawor – then and today

Formerly Jawor, with its medieval castle, erected by Radosław of Bolesławiec, was the seat of the Piast Duchy of Jawor (later: Świdnica-Jawor).

Bolesławiec

The history of the city is closely related to the history of Silesia, which was joined to Poland in 990 by Mieszko I. In the north-western part of the region, inhabited for centuries by the Slavic Bobrzan tribe, a stronghold called Bolezlauez was established.

Sanctuary in Wambierzyce

The Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Wambierzyce is an impressive Baroque basilica from 1715-1723, erected by Count Francis Antoni von Goetzen.

Krzeszów – Knights of the Holy Sepulchre (Bożogrobowcy) – an order shrouded in mystery

In Krzeszów in the 18th century a replica of God's tomb was built in order to present the great mystery of faith, which was the resurrection.

Return of Our Lady to Bobolice

In 2016, the historic statue of the Mother of God returned to the park at the palace in Bobolice. Thus the action of the thief was disguised and hidden , but the disgust remained.

Kamienna Góra

Located on one of the arms of the North-South Amber Route, perhaps the most important communication route in old Europe, Kamienna Góra has been for centuries a small trading town in the southern part of the region.

Wang Temple

The history of this small wooden church, which has served the Evangelicals from Karpacz and the surrounding area for over 150 years, resembles a story straight from literature. How did it happen that one of the pearls of Scandinavian sacred architecture found its way to Silesia?

Zgorzelec

A border town with a centuries-old history, situated on the right bank of the Nysa Łużycka River, through which it borders the German Görlitz. Zgorzelec probably obtained city rights around 1215.

About Papermaking Museum in Duszniki-Zdrój

Its origins date back to before 1562, and thanks to the efforts of the museum established in 1968, paper is also produced there today using methods used in the Middle Ages.

Kamieniec Ząbkowicki

Kamieniec Ząbkowicki is a picturesque town located in the south-eastern part of the Lower Silesia Province. The proximity to the ranges of the Złote Mountains and the Bardo Mountains makes it a perfect place for a weekend break. The season in the commune lasts all year round, because apart from the mountains, there are numerous architectural and religious monuments.

Kliczków Castle

French dandy

Opawskie Mountains/ Zlatohorská Highlands

The Opawskie Mountains are a small range in the Eastern Sudetes, mainly in the Czech Republic, in Poland, occupying only the areas south of Głuchołazy and Prudnik in the vicinity of the famous holiday resort - Jarnołtówek. To the south-west and south they border the Jeseníky Mountains - a mountain group to which they actually belong. They are located in Silesia.

Karpacz

When the winter snows melt and the trails in the mountains become more friendly and accessible, many of you set off to the mountains to reach the highest peak of the Karkonosze Mountains and whole Lower SIlesia - Śnieżka. We understand it perfectly, because to be in Karpacz and not to stand on its top is like ... not to be in Karpacz.

Wałbrzych Palm House

Commune with nature.

Dzierżoniów County

Dzierżoniów County - a land at the foot of the Owl Mountains with an interesting history worth knowing.

Former gold mine in Złoty Stok (Kopalnia Złota w Złotym Stoku)

The underground tourist route will lead you through the most interesting corners of the mine, showing, among others, an underground waterfall and the unique Museum of Warnings and Appeals, i.e. a collection of plates mainly with health and safety regulations.

“Former Mine” Science and Art Centre (Centrum Nauki i Sztuki Stara Kopalnia )

From coal to science and art.

Religious Heritage in Lower Silesia

So why did the monks travel?

Lower Silesian Technical Monuments Map

More information on mapazabytkow.pl

The Leaning Tower in Zabkowice Slaskie

Currently, the tower's deviation from the vertical is 2.12 m. whereas during measurements made in 1977 it was found that the deviation was only 1.98 m. Today the Leaning Tower acts as a viewpoint.