About Jelenia Góra
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From Jelenia Góra valley, situated in the middle of the mountains, one can admire impressive views over the surrounding mountain tops. The first fortified settlement on the river Bóbr was established by King Bolesław Krzywousty in 1108. Over the centuries it developed into a rich and beautiful town today combining the attributes of a historic old town, a well known, of its spring waters, spa resort hosting numerous visitors and a charming holiday destination from which all roads lead to the mountains. Only quite few places in Poland can enjoy such advantageous location and rich tourist offer. History lovers may find here an abundance of architectural monuments of the past – from Medieval castles and fortifications, Baroque and Renaissance palaces and tenement-houses to magnificent Secession buildings. History of the town and the region is illustrated by exhibitions presented in Karkonoskie Museum where one can also find the biggest in Poland collection of artistic glass exhibits. You will find it equally interesting to encounter nature in quiet parks of Cieplice spa resort, famous for thermal spring waters, in the Museum of Nature presenting the colourful world of birds and ladybirds, as well as the unspoilt nature at the top of Chojnik Mountain, which is an enclave of the Karkonoski National Park. Our offer for active tourists includes an extensive network of trails, ideal for hiking and mount biking. In winter you can practise skiing at the slopes of nearby Łysa Góra and in the Karkonosze Mountains.
All summer season is abundant in outdoors events accompanied by music, promenade concerts in Cieplice resort and organ music festivals in churches. The repertoire of Lower Silesian Concert Hall includes the most famous pieces of worldwide music literature representing all epochs. The rich calendar of cultural events is annually prepared for the event called September in Jelenia Góra. It is then that in the Church of Mercy under Christ’s Cross, at an annually held International Festival of Organ Music entitled “Silesia Sonans” one can enjoy wonderful, not only organ music, concerts. Also in September the traditional fair of antiques is held, as well as many other events at the Town Hall Square and the streets of Old Town. Jelenia Góra theatres – drama and animation ones, prepare several new performances each season. They also organize famous Street Theatres Festival, Drama Encounters in Jelenia Góra, workshops and other drama type of activities. Every day interesting exhibitions may be visited in the Office of Artistic Exhibitions and numerous picture galleries in town.
Our guests are invited to enjoy accommodation offering over two thousand beds in luxurious hotels, guest houses, spa centres and hostels. One may spend active holidays here, or take a break from work and relax in quiet, enjoyable environment – everybody will find an offer tailored to his or her expectations.
Welcome in our beautiful town and please enjoy our traditional, Polish hospitality.