Jelenia Gora: The Valley of Castles and Palaces
As soon as you leave Wroclaw and head towards The Jelenia Góra Valley, at the half way point, you’ll notice the landscape starting to change from flat fields to mountains and peaks. When the road gradually rises to the peak of the hill, you enter the Jelenia Gora Valley with its picturesque view of the beautiful mountains.
Jelenia Gora Valley is located at the foot of the Karkonosze mountain range and is one of the most breath-taking cultural landscapes in Eastern Europe. The valley is famous for its remarkable concentration of palaces, castles, and manor houses – there are over 30 just waiting to be discovered! Each ruler left its mark on the region over the years, from the medieval Kingdom of Poland to the Kingdom of Bohemia, the Habsburg Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia.
There’s a 900-year old town nestled in the valley that boasts a large number of historic monuments, an amazing location and hot springs with healing properties.
Jelenia Gora Valley is a is very unique place, filled with idyllic villages and walking trails where you can find plenty of things to see and or you can just relax in a stunning palace and enjoy its spa and hot spring. If you prefer active holidays, the region offers bike trips, horse riding, rock climbing, paragliding, mountain-biking, hiking and skiing.
Kasia is a sales executive in Ryanair’s marketing department