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Presumably, it is from the Sleza Mountain (and having the same word root the Sleza river) that the name of the Sleza tribe originates. Its members lived in the area before the rise of the Polish state in the 10th century. At that time, the mountain served as the most important centre of pagan Slavic worship of the sun god – Svarog. Currently, at the popular summit towering over Sobotka, you can find a historical Catholic church and a hostel erected at the beginning of the 20th century, recently renamed PTTK (Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society) Roman Zmorski Tourist House.

 

A dense network of tourist routes marked out in the area, among which there are two archaeological paths, a bicycle route and long-distance routes, connect Sleza with Swidnica, Strzelin, the Tapadlo Mountain Pass, Gozdnica and Radunia, the second largest peak of the massif. It takes just a short walk through the dense forest that grows over the mountainside to understand that there is something very special about the Slaza Mountain. The Sleza Landscape Park surrounding the mountain was created to protect both cultural monuments and local fauna and flora.

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A space mansion indeed

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 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?

Museum of Industry and Railway in Silesia in Jaworzyna Śląska

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.

Lower Silesia by bike – www.rowerem.info

Do you like bikes? Do ride a bike alone, with family or friends? Find your way down easy and fast.

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.

Religious Heritage in Lower Silesia

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A church like an art gallery – Sobotka

On your way to the Sleza Mountain it is worth stopping at its foot in a town of Sobotka to see the church of St. Anna with magnificent Gothic sculptures.

Other regions:

Kaczawa Foothills

The Kaczawa Mountains and Foothills, known as the Land of Extinct Volcanoes, is the northernmost fragment of the Western Sudetes. It primarily delights with nature and landscapes. Ostrzyca is the highest hill here - its characteristic silhouette, visible from many kilometers, is reminiscent of Japanese Fujiyama.

The Barycz River Valley

The Barycz River Valley is mainly visited by nature enthusiasts. Milicz Ponds, known to all ornithologists, are a refuge for many species of birds and their flights attract hundreds of observers to this area. Equally impressive are walks along picturesque levees, especially at sunset or sunrise.

The Nysa, Kwisa and Bobr Rivers

Located on the border with Germany, the region has enjoyed the recognition of canoeing enthusiasts for years. They have both typical mountain and calmer river sections at their disposal. However, it is enough to pull the kayak ashore to see that there are also other attractions in the region.

The Odra River Valley

The Odra River Valley - the largest of the sub-areas of Lower Silesia - is also the heart of the entire region. Only Wroclaw, in which Odra flows with several branches, provides attractions for many days of sightseeing. And this is just the beginning!

Sowie Mountains (Owl Mountains)

The picturesque Owl Mountains, the Central Sudetes range, delight with amazing landscapes that can be admired from many viewpoints. They are a wonderful place for hiking and biking tours and, in winter, breathtaking views can be admired while cross-country skiing on the many trails prepared for especially it.

The Sleza Massif

The Sleza Mountain, rising above the surrounding area at 718 meters above sea level, is located about 30 km southwest of Wroclaw. It is close enough not to have to go too far from the capital of Lower Silesia and to be able to experience the pleasures that a hike gives. And this is why crowds of, not only of Polish, hikers come every day to the summit of this Silesian Olympus.

The Trzebnickie Hills

Trzebnica Hills, also known as the Cat Mountains, are distinguished by their picturesqueness and a dense network of walking and cycling routes encourages active relaxation in the fresh air.

Walbrzych Land

An industrial town called Walbrzych was, until recently, mainly associated with mines, smelters and other large factories. It became famous thanks to the secret of the Golden Train. Does the train allegedly hidden in the underground of Walbrzych really exist? So far it is not known. What is known, however, is that Walbrzych Land is one of the most interesting natural and cultural corners of Poland.

Klodzko Land

Klodzko Land, whose central part is Klodzko Valley surrounded by the ranges of the Bystrzyca, Table and Bardo Mountains as well as the Massifs of Snieznik, is one of the most beautiful regions of Poland. It attracts visitors with its wild nature and fantastic tourist conditions with downhill runs, spa towns and a rich accommodation base.

Giant Mountains and Jizera Mountains

The Karkonosze or Giant Mountains, the highest range of the Sudetes with Sniezka rising 1603 m above the sea level, have amazed people for hundreds of years and it is hard to believe that these mountains are so little known in Poland today. The Jizera Mountains with the Foothills are, in turn, the westernmost part of the Polish Sudetes. The picturesque, captivating Jizera landscape is dominated by wide valleys and hills with elongated, gentle slopes.

Lower Silesian Wilderness

Wild, rich in fauna and flora, and above all beautiful and picturesque, especially at sunrise, when its rays pierce the rising fog, creating an amazing light spectacle