The Jelenia Góra Valley is a picturesque region located in the south-west of Poland. It is the second largest valley within the Sudetes. It borders with the Kaczawskie Mountains, Rudawy Janowickie, Karkonosze Mountains with their visibly dominating Śnieżka’s peak, the Izera Mountains and Izera Plateau. Total area of the valley is 100 square meters.
The valley is home to various monuments – among the most spectacular ones there are palaces and landscape parks, which are particularly densely located within this region when compared to other European countries. Palaces and landscape parks situated in the valley have been marked as historic monuments by an ordinance of the President of the Republic of Poland dated 20 September 2011. The cultural landscape clearly shows the influence of the English gardening design. Other attractive sights include health resorts located, among others, in Cieplice, where visitors can stay for a whole period or simply enjoy individual treatments that might be arranged in a personalized programme. In Kowary, on the other hand, there is an impressive in its size SPA complex. Tourists also eagerly visit the Borowy Jar and Łomnickie Hills.
Jelenia Góra and Kowary are the largest cities within this region. Other willingly visited towns are Karpacz and Szklarska Poręba. The former is particularly bustling with cultural life – one of the most famous events is the Festival of Street Theatres that is organized at the end of summer in Jelenia Góra and accompanied by boisterous open- air events.
In Cieplice, on the other hand, promenade concerts are organized and club music enthusiasts attend events organized at the Szybowcowa Mountain. Other significant attractions offered by this region include the Miniature Park and Uranium Mine in Kowary, the Chojnik Castle as well as Łomnica and Wojanów Palaces. The Jelenia Góra Valley is one of the very few regions of our country which is equally attractive in terms of active time spent during every season of the year. There is a little something for everyone – mountain climbing, water sports and Nordic walking enthusiasts. The Valley as well as nearby hills are covered with a thick network of walking and cycling routes.