Po symbolicznej edycji w 2020 roku Jazz nad Odrą powraca w pełnej krasie. Pięć dni koncertów na trzech scenach, gwiazdy polskiego i światowego jazzu oraz tradycyjne jam session do rana – Strefa Kultury Wrocław odkrywa pierwsze karty tegorocznego programu.
Tourists who prefer hiking cannot complain about the lack of sensations in the case of Lower Silesia.
There are numerous routes scattered throughout the region, on which both seekers of breathtaking landscapes and walkers focusing on its culture and history will find their place.
It is definitely worth visiting the often chosen calm and charming routes in the Giant Mountains – from Karpacz to the Wang Temple and from Szklarska Poreba to the Gorge and the Kamienczyk Waterfall – both routes can be a warm-up before further trips to the mountains. Other suggestions for interesting trips are: curative routes in Ladek Zdroj, whose names come from the names of famous residents visiting Lower Silesian spas in the past, and the Black Martyrological Trail in Gluszyca, commemorating prisoners of the Gross-Rosen camp who used to work on the construction of the Nazi complex ‘Riese’ in the Owl Mountains.
From Zlotoryja – the oldest town of Poland – to Wojcieszyn (or even further – up to Grodziec Castle) through the Kaczawa Foothills leads the Yellow Trail of Extinct Volcanoes – one of several trails that give the opportunity of hiking across this unique land, full of unusual landscapes and remnants of former volcanic activity. Running across Klodzko Land – from Zabkowice Slaskie, through Kamieniec Zabkowicki, Zloty Stok and Stronie Slaskie, to the Polish-Czech border – the Princess Marianne of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau Trail should respond especially to the needs of the history enthusiasts wanting to learn about places related to the life of the Dutch princess who greatly contributed to the development of the region.
Due to its interesting history, it is also worth visiting Lower Silesian Miedzianka – a town with many-century tradition of mining and brewing, which disappeared from the face of the earth in the 20th century. It was abandoned by its residents who were evicted to Jelenia Gora. Only now it has slowly started coming back to life.
Our recipe for an unforgettable holiday in the region
A unique place, mountain trips, idyllic landscapes - the PTTK Andrzejówka mountain hostel.
The Cistercian Abbey in Krzeszów, known as the European Pearl of Baroque, is known for its constant work on restoring Krzeszów's monuments and protecting its cultural heritage.
It is no coincidence that Ząbkowice Śląskie, called the City of the Leaning Tower and Frankenstein, is an extraordinary town in Lower Silesia with unique attractions. It is here that the only such Leaning Tower is located and it is in Ząbkowice Śląskie that the terrible story about Frankenstein has its roots.
The pass is located in the eastern Karkonosze Mountains and rises to a height of 1046 m above sea level.
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.
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 largest and deepest post-glacial cirque in the Polish part of the Karkonosze Mountains is located just above Karpacz, between Kopa and Śnieżka mountains.
Undoubtedly - one of the most beautiful places in the Karkonosze Mountains.
It is even hard to imagine how we would endure many hours of hiking in the mountains, if there wound't be a prospect of even a short rest on the route - in a shelter, providing a moment of rest from the wind, rain and snow, as well as the sun scorching in the summer.
From this high-mountain meadow, surrounding the main ridge of the Karkonosze on both sides, there is a beautiful panorama of the Jizera Mountains.
The fortress of Srebrna Góra has just completed its reconstruction works and has opened a new sightseeing route for tourists
For centuries, a white lady has haunted the Grodno castle. The local people said that she was the wife of the castellan of the castle, who, after losing her husband, threw herself from the walls into the abyss and wandered over them since then.
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 the past, few people lived in the Karkonosze region. These areas were generally difficult to access, and any attempts to develop them were often associated with danger and threat. However, this did not discourage the medieval treasure hunters and precious gems seekers - Walloons.
The peak in the Izera Mountains, located north-west of Szklarska Poręba, rising to a height of 1058 m above sea level. It offers a phenomenal panorama of the Karkonosze Mountains, the Kaczawskie Mountains and the Rudawy Janowickie Mountains - one of the best views provided by the nearby hills.
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.
Known far beyond the borders of the region, mainly for the largest group of breeding ponds in Europe (Stawy Milickie), Milicz is a small town located in the northern part of the Lower Silesia Province, in the picturesque valley of the Barycz River.
Picturesque location in the Wałbrzych Mountains, the vicinity of the Kamienne and Sowie Mountains, monuments, recreational facilities - all this creates unique conditions for sports, various forms of tourism and recreation throughout the year
Located at an altitude of over 1,420 meters above sea level, the most visible granite rock formation in the entire Karkonosze Mountains (it can be seen not only from many places on the hiking trails in the area of Karpacz and Śnieżka, but also from the Jelenia Góra Valley).
A typical tourist village for this region in the Podgórna River valley in the Sudetes, at the foot of the Karkonosze Mountains, at the same time serving as the seat of the commune consisting of 10 small, but extremely charming mountain towns, including Borowice, Głębocka, Miłków, Przesieki and Ściegien.
A walk along the Oder boulevards allows you to relax after a day full of impressions, but it can also be part of the tour of the capital of Lower Silesia: from the Old Town and Ostrów Tumski, passing, among others, The National Museum and the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice, you can walk all the way to the vicinity of the Centennial Hall and the Wrocław Zoo. On a clear summer day, it's hard to imagine a better route for a longer stroll around the city....
Explore a place associated with mining for 600 years
The Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Wambierzyce is an impressive Baroque basilica from 1715-1723, erected by Count Francis Antoni von Goetzen.
An urban-rural commune located in the south-western part of the Lower Silesia Province, in an extremely picturesque region of the Kłodzko Valley, including, among others, middle and top floors of the Stołowe Mountains.
Passed down from generation to generation, the tradition of picking mushrooms in Poland dates back to the noble times, then this custom became a ceremonial described by Mickiewicz in the famous fragment of Pan Tadeusz - a common family mushroom picking
From 1943, in the area of the Sowie Mountains, the Germans carried out large-scale construction works
under the code name "Riese" ("Giant").
Historic center of Wrocław. It was in Ostrów Tumski, which was actually an island two hundred years ago, where there was a wooden castle from the 10th century, and later - a brick castle of the Piast dynasty. Until today, Ostrów is not only a tourist attraction, an exceptionally popular walking place, but also the seat of the Wrocław metropolitan curia.
With over 300 years of tradition, the University of Wrocław is the oldest university in Wrocław and one of the oldest in Central and Eastern Europe, and its main building, located right on the banks of the Oder, still delights with its richly decorated, baroque facade.
Located in the southern part of the historic Old Town, on one of the main streets in Wrocław, the Royal Palace is not only one of the most impressive buildings in the immediate vicinity of the Market Square, but also one of the most important monuments in the capital of Lower Silesia.
Located in a historic tenement house in the heart of Wrocław's Market Square - Pan Tadeusz Museum, operating within the framework of the National Institute of Ossoliński - can boast not only of having in its collections the most valuable Polish literary manuscript. Why is it worth visiting?
Formerly in Jatki at Malarska street there were two rows of butchers shops where butchers associated in the town guild sold their products. Today, mainly artists from Wrocław (and one dwarf!) reside in this charming, narrow street near the Market Square. What is the history of this place?
Bardzkie Mountains - is an 18 km long mountain range located in the Central Sudetes, between the Sowie Mountains in the north-west and the Złote Mountains in the south-east. About halfway through the picturesque gorge it is crossed by the Nysa Kłodzka river.
Rudawy Janowickie is a small range in the Western Sudetes located in the area ranging from the Bóbr Valley in the north to the Kowarska Pass (727 m above sea level) in the south and between the Jelenia Góra Valley in the west and the Kamienna Góra Valley in the east. In the vicinity of Janowice Wielkie, they border the Kaczawskie Mountains, and on the Kowarska Pass, with the Karkonosze Mountains.
The Błędne Skały reserve is located at an altitude of 852 m above sea level, in the Stołowe Mountains National Park, and constitutes the western part of the Skalniak ridge (915 m above sea level).
There are assumptions that the bog is a relic of the Ice Age, and its age was estimated at 7,600 years. The charm of this place was appreciated as early as 1919, when a nature reserve was established here - one of the first in Germany. In the interwar period, it was extended by building wooden piers and observation towers.
Visit unconquered places! Visit the largest impregnable mountain fortress in Europe.
The commune is located in the northern part of the Lower Silesia Province, between Głogów and Polkowice, with its seat in the village of Grębocice, the history of which, confirmed by documents, dates back to the second half of the 13th century (the village was founded under German law in 1298).
Oleśnica, a town with medieval origins to the east of Wrocław, offers tourists many attractions - especially when it comes to people interested in history and art.
Kłodzko is one of the oldest towns of Lower Silesia, located in a picturesque Kłodzko Valley on the Nysa Kłodzka River and its tributaries. Beautiful landscapes, rocky mountain slopes, woods, rapid streams and in the middle of it all, a small charming town, the only place of its kind for the people who cherish silence, peace and want to escape the hustle and bustle of large cities.
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.
A vast meadow in the Izera Mountains, located on the popular tourist route connecting Szklarska Poręba with Świeradów-Zdrój.
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?
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).
The peak, 1,362 m above sea level, lies in the western part of the Karkonosze, south of Szklarska Poreba.
The history of Szklarska Poręba was always bound with the progress of glass industry, with the search for precious gemstones, and from the 19th century with mountain tourism.
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 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.
The Stołowe Mountains, closing the Kłodzko Valley on the west side, are the only plate mountains in Poland. These mountains are a kind of plateau with steep 200-meter faults.
Głogów is one of the oldest towns in Poland and has very rich history of huge and dynamic wealth and military importance . The town's history dates back to the 10th century, when the area was inhabited by Dziadoszanie.
The Kaczawskie Mountains close the Jelenia Góra Valley from the north, their eastern border is Nysa Szalona River, and the western border is Bóbr River. In the north, the mountains turn into the vast Kaczawskie Foothills. In the north-west they border (through the Bóbr) with the Izerskie Foothills, and in the south-east part with the Rudawy Janowickie. The highest peak is Skopiec in the South Ridge (724 m above sea level).
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.
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.
It is difficult to imagine such a trip to the Karkonosze Mountains, the most important point of which would not be climbing the Śnieżka towering over Karpacz (1602 m above sea level), the highest peak of the Sudetes. How to plan a trip to make the most of the time spent hiking in the mountains? Here is one of the suggestions.
The view of the Snowy Cirque - thoroughly covered with a layer of frozen snow and at the same time illuminated by the harsh winter sun or shrouded in dense fog, giving the impression that the abyss in front of the viewer has no end - remains in the memory for a long time, if not forever.
Szczeliniec Wielki is the highest peak in the Stołowe Mountains, and its height reaches 919 m above sea level. The area of the Stołowe Mountains is protected within the Stołowe Mountains National Park. The starting point for conquering Szczeliniec Wielki, included in the Crown of Polish Mountains, is the village of Karłów, located only 150 meters below.
Commune with nature.
The Sudetes stretch in a 300 km long arc in the south-west of Poland along the Polish-Czech border. The present appearance of the Sudetes is the result of long-term orogenic and denudative processes, when the mountains were uplifted and then destroyed.
Explore the Mysteries! Discover one of the longest and deepest cave in Poland.
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.
climbing with great views
From coal to science and art.
One of the biggests pond complex in Europe. Popularised not only by carp breeding but also by lovely walking trails with perfect opportunities for bird watching.
Lwowek Slaski is one of the oldest towns in Lower Silesia. Established on Magdeburg Law in 1217, it quickly became an important commercial and economic centre, which was influenced by the town's location near the Via Regia route and the exploitation of gold-bearing sands.
A unique place - a piece of real Japan in the heart of the Karkonosze Mountains.