The Karkonosze Mountains are the most popular mountain range of the Sudetes, the second highest mountain range in Poland. They attract hundreds of thousands of tourists from Poland, Czech Republic, Germany and other European countries. They are a treasury of monuments and beautiful nature. Discover the greatest Polish attractions of the highest mountain range of the Sudetes: charming minerals capital Szklarska Poręba, picturesque Szklarki Waterfall and breathtaking Szrenica summit.
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Transfer to Szklarska Poręba. On the way short stop at Bolków Castle. Arrival to Szklarska Poręba and sightseeing Szklarki Waterfall. Taking chair lift to Szrenica summit, admireing panorama and some free coffee time in Szrenica mountain shelter. Depending on your preference, either takinch chair lift down to Szklarska Poręba and free time for lunch and shopping or walk along red trail (6 km, about 3 h of calm walk) and sightseeing Kamieńczyk waterfall on the way. Transfer to Piechowice to Julia Crystal Factory, sightseeing of crystal glass production. Retrurn to Wrocław.
Bolków Castle is situated 34 km from Jelenia Góra (about 40 min drive) and 80 km from Wrocław (about 1h 15 min drive). It is situated on a hill between a river and a town. The stronghold area is 7 600 square meters and was probably built in the 13th century. In the 14th century the castle was connected to the town by fortifications. The main characteristic of the castle is 25 meter high hunger tower with diameter of 12 meters. The castle has an interesting history. It has changed owners a few times, it was conquered ...
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...
Szklarki Waterfall is easily accessible, as you can almost park your car by the waterfall. It is also available for disabled people on wheelchairs. After Kamieńczyk it is the second largest waterfall in Sudetes, as it is 13.3 m high. Just by the waterfall there is a mountain hostel ‘Kochanówka’ and a viewing deck, where you can have a meal and admire water. The waterfall is situated in a pretty mixed forest. From Szklarska Poręba you can get to Szklarki Waterfall by car within 15 minutes. The distance is only 2.5 km.
Szklarska Poręba is a place where two mountain ranges meet - the Jizera Mountains and the Karkonosze Mountains. In addition, the village is located at the foot of Szrenica - a peak in the Karkonosze Mountains - which towers over the area. There are also two high waterfalls, the Karkonosze Kamieńczyk and Szklarki. An extensive and diverse accommodation base and numerous attractions make Szklarska Poręba an attractive place for tourists.
Szrenica Ski Lift runs through the Karkonosze National Park. It operates as part of SkiArena Szrenica. The Szrenica chairlift is open all year round. It consists of two sections - "Szrenica I" and "Szrenica II". Szrenica I 2-seat chairlift with a length of 1417 m, capacity is 1436 persons / h, and the difference in levels is 174 m. Szrenica II 2-seater chair lift with a length of 1341 m, level difference - 429 m, capacity 1437 persons / h. This is the easiest way to get from Szklarska Poręba to the Silesian Ridge.
The height of the waterfall Kamieńczyk is 27 meters. The additional attraction of the waterfall is that it falls directly to the Kamieńczyk gorge, which is very picturesque. The gorge has about 100 meters length and its vertical walls have up to 24 meters. Still, in some places it is note very wide, as it has about 4 m in the narrowest parts. As some small parts of the rocks tend to fall into the gorge the most dangerous rocks are covered in a bribe net for protection and all the tourists receive safety helmets, whic...
„Julia” Crystal Factory (Polish: Huta Szkła Julia w Piechowicach) is one of the few existing crystal glass producers in Poland. Visitors can admire the manual process of producing glass masterpieces and participate in workshops where they learn the secrets of glass art. The tourist path goes through many departments incl. places where experienced craftsmen blow and form hot glass mass, literally conjuring up crystal products in front of tourists. During the tour, you will learn about one of the 3 methods of forming g...
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Bolkow Castle, Karkonoski National Park, Szklarki Waterfall, Kamieńczyk Waterfall, Szrenica Chair Lift, Julia Crystal Factory
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