Attractions in the area
Breathtaking views, beautiful architecture, lots of amazing places to visit. Discover the magic of the area!
Szklarska Poręba is a place visited by groups of runners, both amateurs and professionals. Picturesque, mountainous terrain, dense forest, wonderful microclimate and clean air – nothing more is necessary to start your adventure with mountain jogging. Owing to the unique location of our hotel, you can take advantage of many wonderful jogging routes:
Szklarska Poręba and its surroundings offer as many as 450 km of bike routes with varying degrees of elevation and difficulty. Having your active resting in mind, we offer electric and mountain bike rental for the entire family! To book the equipment, please contact the Front Desk.
The Valley of Palaces and Gardens at the foot of the Karkonosze Mountains is a unique complex of 30 beautiful buildings – castles, palaces and manors, including such unusual places as: the Palace in Staniszów, the Palace on Water in Staniszów Dolny, the Palace in Wojanów, the Palace in Łomnica, the Castle in Karpniki, the Palace in Pakoszów or the Spiż Palace in Miłków. These charming places invite you to find out about their rich, long history, which is an inseparable part of the regional culture.
Śnieżne Kotły is an excellent viewpoint with a panoramic perspective of the Karkonosze Mountains, the Izera Mountains, the Kaczawskie Mountains, the Rudawy Janowickie Mountains and Jelenia Góra Valley. In good weather, you can also see Mount Ślęża in the Sudeten Foothills.
When leaving our hotel, we are basically on the trail to the highest peak of Szklarska Poręba – Szrenica, which is an ideal viewpoint over Jelenia Góra Valley and the Izera Mountains. From Szrenica, you can follow a further trail to Śnieżne Kotły (Snowy Kettles) or to the rocks called Trzy Świnki (Three Pigs) on the Polish-Czech border.
The Karkonosze Mountains offer not only high peaks, but also the exceptionally charming ranges of lower mountains, such as the Izera Mountains, which are much appreciated by the enthusiasts of cycling and hiking. We recommend to set off on a trail starting from the Orle Hostel, i.e. a tourist hostel, which is a remnant of the Carlsthal settlement (colony) established at the glassworks functioning there in the past.
Reach for the clouds on the viewing platform in the nearby Świeradów-Zdrój! Admire the beautiful view of the spa resort and the mountain landscape from the top of the tower. Returning from the SkyWalk can be easier thanks to a 105-meter slide, and a bit of adrenaline will get higher by relaxing on a drop-shaped net and a walk on the glass platform.
When visiting our hotel, you can find small crystal masterpieces from the regional Julia Crystal Glassworks. During the tour, you will be able to learn about the extremely interesting history of the glassworks and personally admire the production process, as well as get to know the secrets of glassmaking during the workshops.
Chojnik Castle was built in the 14th century by Prince Bolek II as one of the fortification elements of his principality borders. Visitors to the castle can listen to the legends, e.g. about Kunegunda, see the pillory, shoot the crossbow and climb the tower to admire a picturesque panorama of the Karkonosze and Jelenia Góra Valley.
In the St. John’s mine, zinc and cobalt ore tunnels were functioning from the 16th to the 19th century. The mines can be visited by following the educational and tourist path: “In the footsteps of former ore mining”. 12 ground stations and an underground 350 m long route can be visited along the 8 km trail.
The medieval wooden Wang Temple in Karpacz was built in the 12th century in the town of Vang in southern Norway during the early Christianization of Scandinavia. Its architecture combines the elements of Romanesque art and Nordic folk art. The temple is made of Norwegian pine saturated with resin ensuring remarkable durability.
Its architecture impresses with the defensive border castle situated in the location of Sucha, by the Leśniański Lagoon on Kwisa in the Polish part of Upper Łużyce.
The capital of the Czech Republic is famous for its huge castle complex and unique atmosphere. Centuries ago, Prague attracted the most eminent artists, earning itself the title of the “Golden City” – the symphony of beauty and elegance. Take your time while strolling through the streets of Prague, as they are full of mysterious places.