Karkonoski National Park was created in 1959. Currently, the area of the park is 5580 hectares and it covers the Main Range of Karkonosze (part of Sudetes). The park has also 2 enclaves Chojnik Mountain and Szklarka Waterfall. The alpine and subalpine levels of the range are under strict protection of the park. The buffer area of the park has 11 266 hectares. The main aims of Karkonoski National Park include protection of Karkonosze range ecosystem, promotion of economical development of the region and education. The main touristic attractions include: waterfalls Szklarka and Kamieńczyk; Chojnik, Szrenica, Śnieżka, Śnieżne Kotły peaks, Upy marshes and Mały Staw pond. When it comes to flora, the park boasts more than one thousand various species. Among fauna species there are 40 mammals and there is also a curiosity: a moufflon which was especially brought from Corsica. The park offers 120 km of tourist trails, 17 km of ski runs, and 2 ski lifts. Karkonosze area is a real must see for all tourists.