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THE LEGENDARY LAND
 

An exceptionally unique place. The Karkonosze Mountains and Jeleniogórska Valley are vibrant with a thousand years of history of three nations and a multitude of cultures. This land is wrapped in a host of legends and mysteries: Bolesław III Wrymouth, the founder of Jelenia Góra; the cruel Kunegunda who ruled the Chojnik Castle; and the mysterious figure of Karkonosz (Mountain Spirit), the master of the Karkonosze Mountains, by some experts regarded as the legendary Gandalf (the white magician from the Lord of Rings story). On top of all that, one can find mysterious signs left all over the land by the Walons, treasure hunters, and mysteries of the herbalists who searched for the panacea for eternal youth. Fine springs, living water, colourful lakes. The obscure and the weird can be found everywhere. The Karkonosze Mountains are a land of legends.


KARKONOSZ – THE MASTER OF THE KARKONOSZE MOUNTAINS


Czechs call him Kronos, Germans Rübezahl, and Poles Karkonosz, Rzepiór, or Liczyrzepa. The Spirit of the Karkonosze Mountains has as many names as forms he can take on. Now he is a gnome or a ghoul, only to change in the blink of an eye into a...




THE VALLEY OF CASTLES AND GARDENS


Not without reason, Jeleniogórska Valley is called the Valley of Castles and Gardens and by many people compared to the region of Châteaux of the Loire...

 

TRIP AROUND JELENIA GÓRA OLD TOWN


It is best to start the trip around the historical Jelenia Góra from the market square. The tenement house built around it have Baroque facades and the only complete row of arcade houses in Silesia.   The Town Hall is located centrally in the market square. The Classicist...

 

A STROLL AROUND THE SPRING IN CIEPLICE


It is best to start the walk around the spring in Cieplice in the centre of Piastowski Square, where Schaffgotchs' Palace stands (1784-88). The building was erected on the site of the former seat of the family, which burnt down in a great fire. There are two...
 

 

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