Kotlina Kłodzka is situated in the south of Lower Silesia District and is surrounded by border mountain range with the Czech Republic from the west, south and east. The best way to get there is to fly to Nicholaus Copernicus Airport in Wrocław and then taking a coach to one of spa towns in the valley such as Polanica Zdrój, Duszniki Zdrój, Kudowa Zdrój, Lądek Zdrój, Bystrzyca Kłodzka or Międzylesie. They can become ideal accommodation bases for Kotlina Kłodzka sightseeing. We recommend to stay at least 2 weeks in the area to discover all the marvels.
When it comes to architectural attractions the most important and worth visiting are Kłodzko Stronghold where tourists can spent almost whole day sightseeing underground passages, interiors with various exhibitions and top of the stronghold with magnificent views to the Kłodzko town and the valley itself; Srebrna Góra Stronghold also offers magnificent views and also a little bit of walking to get there. Tourists will find there reconstruction group soldiers and very interesting sightseeing tours from the soldier’s point of view. The final, very distinctive architectural attraction is Kamieniec Zabkowicki Palace as it enchants with its size and romantic story life of the creator.
Kłodzka Valley is very rich in underground attractions. First of all, we have one of two the most beautiful caves in the country – Bear Cave. It has an extraordinary dripstone robe. Still, we have to warn all tourists here that visits in the cave has to be booked much in advance as number of visitors per day is limited and this attraction is very popular. Another two very interesting and original attractions include Gold and Arsenic Mine in Złota Góra, where tourists can find quite big touristic complex with many attractions; and also Uranium Mine in Kletno. It is good to combine sightseeing of the Bear Cave and Uranium Mine on the same day.
Kotlina Kłodzka has an access to two important religious centres in Lower Silesia region. Both has been pilgrimage sites for hundreds of years. Wambierzyce has amazing location and the church itself impresses with its boldness. Bardo Śląskie can boast beautiful basilica, miraculous Mary figure, baroque organs, calvary, and a sacral art museum. Both places are worth visiting to discover religious heritage of the region.
Kotlina Kłodzka is very picturesque area in general, still it offers real gems when it comes to natural environment. First of all, to the west, tourists will find here Table Mountains National Park (Polish: Park Narodowy Gór Stołowych) with such marvellous attractions as Szczeliniec Wielki and Błędne Skały rock labyrinths with fanciful rock formations. To the south of the valley we can find Wilczki Waterfall and to the east Śnieżnik Summit the highest peak of the East Sudetes and walking paths there. Therefore, all nature lovers will find something for themselves and definitely won’t be disappointed.
Spa Towns of Kotlina Kłodzka include Polanica Zdrój, Duszniki Zdrój, Kudowa Zdrój, Lądek Zdrój, Bystrzyca Kłodzka. Most of them can boast healing mineral waters and special resort parks with historic pump rooms open for tourists. They also offer good and diverse hotel base for tourists. Apart from that Duszniki Zdrój can boast the Museum of Paper Making that awaits enlisting at UNESCO World Heritage List and Kudowa Zdrój is additionally famous for the very original Scull Chapel. It is also worth to mention Czarna Góra village which is fast growing skiing resort.
Summing up, Kotlina Kłodzka is full of the first class tourist attractions. There are so many of them that they can easily fit a two week stay. Tourists just cannot get bored here. This is why, we heartily recommend a visit in this area of Poland and enjoy discovering its beauty. If you got interested in the above mentioned attractions contact ITS Poland DMC agents. They will happily help you to organize your stay in this area.
Author: Agnieszka Szwedzińska