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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.


Uranium mine in Kletno

Kletno 40
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

Złota 7
57-250 Złoty Stok
Booking: +48 74 817 55 08
Office: +48 74 817 55 74
e-mail: biuro@kopalniazlota.pl

Kłodzko Fortress

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.


Kłodzko Fortress

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.


Underground Tourist Route in Kłodzko

entrance pavilion – Zawiszy Czarnego, Kłodzko
exit pavilion – Czeska, Kłodzko
tel. 074 873 64 77, tel. kom. 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
e-mail: biuro@sztolnie.pl

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

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

Wysockiego 29, 58-304 Wałbrzych
tel. 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.


Tour operator:
Tourist Information Center in Mirsk

pl. Wolności 39
tel. 75 64 70 468
e-mail: it@mirsk.pl

The place is open from May to October on Saturdays and Sundays, in July and August from Thursday to Sunday from 10.00am to 6.00pm. Last entry at 5.00pm. Before visiting, please read the terms and regulations.