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Lower Silesia is a paradise for landscape enthusiasts. There are fairy-tale labyrinths of erroneous rocks, wide panoramas of the Karkonosze and the Izery Mountains and the picturesque colours of the Landeshut Ridge. On the other hand, lovers of ornithology will be attracted by the backwaters of the Barycz Valley and Milicz Ponds.

 

For its biggest part rather flat, in the mountain ranges of the Sudetes, Lower Silesia provides beautiful views, including unique rock formations (Pilgrims in the Giant Mountains, Bledne Skaly [Wild Rocks] and Szczeliniec Wielki in the Table Mountains). The region is also characterized by a variety of geological deposits. In the vicinity of Strzegom, Sobotka or in the Giant Mountains you can find unusual specimens of opal, smoky quartz, fluorspar, garnet, jade and many other minerals. Not to mention the Bear Cave, the largest cave in the Sudetes and certainly one of the most beautiful in Poland.

 

The Barycz River Valley is a unique place due to the richness of fauna and flora. Numerous bird species can be found there: herons, storks, lapwings and hoopoe. The bird that really stands out is a white-tailed eagle, which can be found in the vicinity of Milicz Ponds, although in other places it rarely hunts fish in larger flocks. Wild and picturesque landscape of Lower Silesian Forest, the largest forest complex in Poland, in addition to the more and more frequently appearing wolves, is diversified by small deserts and inland dunes.

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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.

Łomniczka Cirque

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.

A new underground tourist route at the Książ Castle

Wałbrzych - the capital of the Lower Silesian secrets, invites you

The Mały Staw Cirque

Undoubtedly - one of the most beautiful places in the Karkonosze Mountains.

Dom Śląski

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

By bike through the Kłodzko region

The whole area is crossed by a dense network of tourist routes with excellent conditions for active tourism. The most common forms of it is cycling tourism.

Forest bicycle routes – Oborniki Śląskie

These are five beautiful bicycle loops that begin and end at the Railway Station in Oborniki Śląskie, marked with a characteristic logo in the area.

Karkonosze laborants

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.

Podgórna waterfall

It is the third highest - after the Kamieńczyk and Szklarka - waterfall in the Polish part of the Karkonosze Mountains. The water from Podgórna, flowing from the spring between Mały Szyszak and Tępy Szczyt, falls in three cascades from a 10-meter threshold in a narrow ravine, giving an extremely charming view.

Wysoki Kamień (The High Stone)

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.

Sunflowers (Słoneczniki)

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).

Japanese Garden in Wrocław

The Japanese Garden is a unique place on the green map of Wrocław, allowing, among others, due to the unique combination of various types of Japanese gardens, discoveries in the capital of Lower Silesia, a fragment of the extremely rich culture of the Land of the Rising Sun.

Śnieżnik Massif

The south-eastern corner of the Kłodzko Valley is occupied by the enormous Śnieżnik Massif. It is the second largest mountain group in the Polish Sudetes. It stretches from the Międzyleska Pass in the south to the Biała Lądecka valley, which separates it from the Złote Mountains.

Orlickie Mountains

The Orlickie Mountains is a range of the Central Sudetes almost entirely in the Czech Republic, and in Poland available only in the vicinity of Duszniki Zdrój and Zieleniec.

Bardzkie Mountains

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

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.

Błędne Skały (lit. Errant Rocks)

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).

Peat bog near Zieleniec

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.

MTB Zone of the Sudetes (Strefa MTB Sudety)

It is the only such place in Poland - the largest system of mountain bike routes in the heart of the Sudetes provides over 500 km of trails in the Sowie Mountains and the Suche Mountains, one of the most picturesque regions of Lower Silesia.

Underground natural attractions

At first, it would seem that everything that is worth the attention of tourists visiting the region in Lower Silesia can be found in plain sight - in city museums full of art collections, in richly decorated interiors of historic churches, castles that still hide many secrets of their former owners, or on the picturesque mountain trails in the Sudetes, which are not lacking after all and which inspire constant admiration.

The mysterious Ślęża

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?

Karkonosze (Giant Mountains)

We have great prospects for the future! Conquer the highest mountain range of the Sudetes

Oborniki Śląskie and Akademia Kuraszków

Oborniki Śląskie is a small town located north of Wrocław, formerly known mainly due to local health resorts and sanatoriums, which contributed to its intensive development at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Uranium Mine in Kletno

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.

Kamieńczyk Waterfall in Szklarska Poręba

Located at the end of the approximately 100-meter-high, extremely narrow ravine, the Kamieńczyk Waterfall, falling into it with an almost 30-meter cascade, allows visitors to literally move into the world of fairy tales and ancient legends.

Zoo and Africarium in Wrocław

Do you like animals? That's good because we are too! And the Wrocław Zoo, the oldest facility of this type in Poland and one of the most visited zoos in Europe, is the perfect place to discover the natural wealth of our planet. Friendly, modern, for everyone.

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.

Rafting on the Bardo gorge Ski-Raft (Bardo)

Rafting trips for everyone! A rich offer of additional attractions awaits tourists at the marina in Bardo

Wilczki Waterfall in Międzygórze

Międzygórze is a small village in the Kłodzko Valley, nowadays known primarily as a tourist and leisure center and a starting point for tourists who want to go hiking in the Śnieżnik Massif in the Sudetes.

Weekend trip to Śnieżka

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.

Snowy Cirque (Śnieżne Kotły)

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.

Walloons

One of the first who dared to go to the unknown regions of the Karkonosze Mountains were the Walloons - from what is now Belgium and northern France, medieval seekers of treasures and precious minerals.

Szczeliniec Wielki – the trail

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.

Wałbrzych Palm House

Commune with nature.

Sudetes

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.

Bear Cave in Kletno (Jaskinia Niedźwiedzia w Kletnie )

Explore the Mysteries! Discover one of the longest and deepest cave in Poland.

Sokole Mountains

climbing with great views

To climb or not to climb? That is the question…

The region of the Karkonosze, Rudawy Janowickie and Izerskie Mountains has been explored by rock climbers since the mid-twentieth century. Although the first paths were equipped with permanent belay only in the mid-90s by Tomasz Szałowski, the place became a Mecca for fans of this sport.

Little Japan – Japanese Garden Siruwia

A unique place - a piece of real Japan in the heart of the Karkonosze Mountains.