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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.

No wonder that one of the Karkonosze legends links the creation of this beautiful place with the action of higher forces. According to a story repeated for centuries, the waterfall took its name from a Kamieńczyk Bronisz who, following the Walons, came to the Karkonosze Mountains, went to the mountains in search of precious stones, thanks to which he could help his ailing mother. During his journey he headed towards the source of the Elbe, where nymphs watched his work. One of them, Łabudka, seeing that the man, resigned to his own failure, was getting ready to return, decided to give Bronisz not only her heart, but also her treasure. Kamieńczyk promised the nymph, that soon, as soon as he managed to help his sick mother, the lovers would meet again and from then on they would live together forever. However on the way to meet his beloved, Bronisz slipped and fell off the rock. Łabudka, impatient with Kamieńczyk’s absence, found his body, but she also did not save herself from a fatal fall. The Kamieńczyk waterfall was to be created from the tears of nymphs mourning the death of lovers at Hala Szrenicka. Flowing down a steep cliff, they created a view so delightful that it captivated many tourists visiting this place, also the director of one of the films from the Chronicles of Narnia series (scenes were shot here for the screening of the second part of the seven-volume saga of C.S. Lewis).

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