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Medieval tunnels, legendary underground of castles, abandoned mines and second-century bunkers - Lower Silesia has been hosting various secrets for centuries. Are you ready for the surprises, Dear Adventurer?
Lower Silesia is a region with an extremely rich history, dating from pre-medieval times. The influences of many cultures clashed here, they waged numerous wars, changed rulers.
Mountainous terrain, swamps, and impassable forests hide more military and fortified buildings in than in any other parts of Poland. Castles, fortresses, shelters and mysterious, not fully discovered underground impress with architecture, but also an amazing history. Today, underground routes are one of the region’s landmarks, attracting crowds of tourists every year.
The Mysterious Underground Trail is created by 9 unusual objects:
Uranium mine in Kletno
The Uranium Mine in Kletno is a magical place. The route is marked by colorful occurrences of local minerals such as fluorite, amethyst, malachite or barite. Visiting the labyrinth of colorful corridors, you will get acquainted with the 600-year history of mining in Kletno, and thanks to a special exhibition you will move in time and take a prehistoric journey depicting the last 500 million years of evolution against the geological history of the Śnieżnik Massif.
57-550 Stronie Śląskie
Gold Mine in Złoty Stok
Underground Tourist Route The Gold Mine was founded in 1996. Few extremely interesting tunnels: Gertrude’s Drift, Sztolnia Czarna Górna with the only underground waterfall in Poland (8 m high), and Sztolnia Czarny Dolna from where the Orange Tram leaves, are finally available for sightseeing.
A fairytale world (gnome, a crazy alchemist and the figure of a miner) created underground and an extraordinary way of guiding make you want to return to the Gold Mine. Every year new attractions await tourists.
Gold Mine in Złoty Stok
57-250 Złoty Stok
Booking: +48 74 817 55 08
Office: +48 74 817 55 74
Kłodzko Fortress is one of the best preserved defense architecture objects of the 18th century. Powerful, towering over Kłodzko, the fortification visible from almost every part of the city attracts tourists from Poland and from abroad.
From the bastions towering over Kłodzko, you can admire the panorama of the city and the mountains surrounding the Kłodzko region. In addition to the upper part of the fortress, you can visit the underground called mazes. The route covers over a kilometer of underground corridors extending under the Fortress’s battlefield.
Grodzisko 1, 57-300 Kłodzko
+48 74 867 34 68
Underground Tourist Route in Kłodzko
Underground corridors and tunnels under the city streets were hollowed out from the 13th to the 17th century for storage purposes. The chambers had a depth of up to 30 meters, and the low temperature allowed for long-term freshness of food products. Thanks to this, they gained fame not only in the nearest area but also along the Amber Route. In the Kłodzko cellar, the famous Kłodzko beer was also rested.
During the wars, the underground chambers were used as defensive shelters. The route is about 600 meters long and is one of the most interesting in Poland.
The visit is accompanied by the sounds of the old town (the bustle of the fair, middle-class music, feasts in the former tavern), and the sounds of battle. You can meet animated rats that react dynamically to the movement of passing people. You can see mannequins of life size in epochal costumes, exhibits depicting the life of the former citizens of the city and the manner of managing the basements under their houses as well as stylized boards referring to the forms of penalties in the 16th and 18th centuries.
entrance pavilion – Zawiszy Czarnego, Kłodzko
exit pavilion – Czeska, Kłodzko
phone +48 74 873 64 77, mobile +48 519 409 181
Fortress Srebrna Góra
The Srebrna Góra fortress is one of the most important attractions in Lower Silesia. At the time of the uprising (1765 -1777) it belonged to the most modern fortifications of this type in Europe. The greatest admiration was aroused by the powerful Donjon, one of the most interesting fortifications of the modern era. You can visit the fortress with a guide in the historical Prussian uniform. The complex consists of six forts and several bastions. Its main core is a bastion complex with Donjon inside. This object had 151 fortress rooms (casemate), spread over three floors. Huge warehouses, wells, an armory, chapel, prison, hospital, bakery, brewery, craft workshops and a powder magazine made the fort completely independent and self-sufficient.
Fortress Srebrna Góra Sp. z o.o.
Kręta 4, 57-215 Srebrna Góra
tel.74 818 00 99
Sztolnie Walimskie Complex Rzeczka “Riese”
From 1943, in the area of the Sowie Mountains, the Germans carried out extensive construction work under the code name Riese (Giant). The construction has not been completed, and its remnant is a series of objects shrouded in mystery. There are some hypotheses that it could have been the construction of underground reinforcement factories or quarters for the Supreme Command of the Third Reich.
The 500-meter underground tourist route has been enriched with audiovisual effects referring to the times of the Second World War and the work carried out while drilling the corridors.
Sztolnie Walimskie Riese
3-go Maja 26, 58-320 Walim, Góry Sowie.
GPS: 50°41’18.4″N , 16°26’42.2″E
tel.: 74 84 57 300
Underground City of Osówka
A war object, built under the code name Riese in the Sowie Mountains by the Third German Reich in 1943-45. For a really short time almost 2 km of underground corridors, halls and pavements were made. You can see guardhouse, technical corridor and a huge hall about 10 m high and many buildings on the surface of the earth. According to one of the hypotheses, the Germans planned to deploy scientists working on the wunderwafe and the prototype of the atomic bomb here. Another says that the area has a “golden train” and trucks with gold of Wroclaw.
Underground City of Osówka (Podziemne Miasto Osówka)
Świerkowa, Sierpnica, 58-340 Głuszyca
tel. +48 74 845 62 20
The Old Mine Science and Art Center in Wałbrzych
The Old Mine Science and Art Center in Wałbrzych, opened in November 2014, is a unique in the Polish and European scale complex of eleven revitalized buildings, formerly the Walbrzych Coal Mine “Julia”. In the very center of the once industrial Wałbrzych, there is a unique place gathering cultural, educational, event and exhibition activities with a total area of over 4.5 hectares.
The Old Mine Science and Art Center in Wałbrzych (Centrum Nauki i Sztuki Stara Kopalnia w Wałbrzychu)
Wysockiego 29, 58-304 Wałbrzych
phone +48 74 667 09 00
Geopark in Krobica – In the footsteps of the former ore mining
Geopark – a tourist and educational trail In the footsteps of the former ore mining is an underground, 350-meter walk through two tunnels and 13 stations along an 8-kilometer ground route. You start the visit in the exhibition vestibule, from where you go to the excavation of the 18th-century adit of Saint. Leopold, with which the inter-level shaft reaches the 10-meter-high adit of the Saint. Jan, where you can see the preserved remains of mining tin ore excavations. This is the only object of this type and preserved in its original shape in Poland and Europe.
Currently there are works undertaken to enlarge the educational trail for further mining sites, through the areas of Świeradów-Zdrój to Nový Mest in the Czech Republic. In the following years, it is planned to launch an open-air ethnographic museum with operating former mining equipment such as: watermaking, crusher, blast furnace.
Underground Tourist Route St. Jan Mine in Krobica
Krobica 90, 59-630 Mirsk
Tel. 451 523 200
The place is open daily from 10.00 to 18.00 from May up to October, during winter season route is open from 10:00 to 17:00
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.
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. ...
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.
See the history of mining - come to discover treasures.
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.
Wałbrzych - the capital of the Lower Silesian secrets, invites you
There was a belief that nothing more than what had already been discovered after the great heritage of the Cistercian musical culture in Kamieniec Ząbkowicki has survived. This was the case until the parish priest opened the organ cabinet in the choir ...
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.
The most important thematic route of the region. Real treasures thanks to which you will discover countless stories of Lower Silesia.
Explore a place associated with mining for 600 years
From 1943, in the area of the Sowie Mountains, the Germans carried out large-scale construction works
under the code name "Riese" ("Giant").
The outer costume of the manor in Tąpadły at the foot of Ślęża is… a real cosmos! Ślęża has always attracted people with unconventional views. Not to say - aliens.
The owners of the "Rzym" inn in Wrocław's Jarnołtówek captured a fragment of ... an armored train. How is this possible?
Visit unconquered places! Visit the largest impregnable mountain fortress in Europe.
The Riese complex, an unfinished project carried out by Nazi Germany in the Sowie Mountains during the last years of the war (1943-1945), remains an unsolved mystery for historians and explorers (including speleologists).
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).
Ślęża is for many tourists a cult mountain for Sunday and weekend excursions. This place has intrigued man for at least six and a half thousand years. It is from this period that the oldest artifacts of human presence in this area come from, incl. sculptures and stone buildings. What secrets does this ancient mountain hide?
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.
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?
The history of mining in Kletno is associated with the beginning of settlement in the region - miners, extracting iron ore from the mountains, appeared near the Śnieżnik Massif, most probably at the beginning of the 14th century.
Museum of Industry and Railway in Silesia in Jaworzyna Śląska is a large European scale railway museum established in 2005 in a historic depot of 1908 in Jaworzyna Śląska in Lower Silesia.
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.
Explore the Mysteries! Discover one of the longest and deepest cave in Poland.
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.