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The Polish mountains – summer and winter
Sudety, Beskidy, Tatry
The Pieniny Mountains and the Spisz region
Holidays in the Polish mountains
(Sudety, Beskidy, Tatry)
Cities / Localities:
Duszniki-Zdrój – Karpacz – Kudowa Zdrój – Milówka – Szczyrk – Szklarska Poręba – Zakopane – Zawoja – Zieleniec
The Polish Mountains: The Sudets and the Carpathians
Poland’s southern border extends to its full extent through mountainous areas. The Sudety stretches from west to southeast about 300 km in length and about 50 km in width. These are ancient mountains in terms of their geological origins. The Sudets are characterized by long, flat mountain ridges with evenly sloping mountain sides.
Read the full article about the Polish mountains here Holidays in the Polish mountains
In the mountains, the time from May to October is rich with warm, sunny days. The short but heavy showers, often with thunderstorms, last a maximum of 2-3 hours and cause the air to be refreshed. The large areas of coniferous forest contribute to the creation of a special microclimate that has a health impact on humans.
Southern Poland has climatic conditions that enable winter sports. In general, there are no alpine conditions, so the highest point in Polish mountains (Rysy in the Tatra Mountains) is 2499 meters above sea level, while many of the mountains where skiing can take place are considerably lower with relatively short slopes and without the very high falls. In the Tatra mountains, however, you can meet landscapes and conditions that can be compared to the Alps.
Read the full article on winter holidays in the mountains here The Polish mountains – summer and winter
Guest houses, Hotels, Holiday centers.
Look under the individual sites.
See the special page about Szklarska Poreba
Karpacz is a typical mountain municipality located in the Karkonosze Mountains (Krkonoše on the Czech side), at the foot of the Śnieżka mountain and close to the border with the Czech Republic. The town belongs to the county of Lower Silesia; the distance to the larger city of Jelenia Góra to the north is about 22 km and to the county capital of Wrocław to the northeast approx. 110 km. Large parts of the Karkonosze Mountains have the status of national park on both sides of the border. In the Karpacz area, the soil is covered with snow an average of 95 days a year. Therefore, there are great opportunities for winter sports, not least skiing on the slopes in connection with the city itself and in the surrounding area. In summer, the city is the starting point for, among other things. hiking in the mountains.
See our independent page about Karpacz .
Kudowa-Zdrój is one of several spa towns in the southwestern corner of Poland (Lower Silesian county) close to the Czech border. The distance to the county capital of Wrocław to the north is 120 km. The town is scenic, close to the Góry Stołowe National Park.
Duszniki Zdrój is one of several spa towns in the southwestern corner of Poland (Lower Silesian county) close to the Czech border. The distance to the county capital of Wroclaw to the north is 106 km. The town is located in the Bystrzyca Dusznicka River valley surrounded by the Góry Bystrzyckie mountain ranges and – predominantly on the Czech side of the border – Hory Orlické. In the municipality is also the winter sports resort Zieleniec.
See also the independent page: Duszniki Zdrój .
Zieleniec is located in the Duszniki-Zdrój municipality (see above), in the southwestern corner of Poland (Lower Silesian county) close to the Czech border. The distance to the center of Duszniki is approx. 10 km. The distance to the county capital of Wroclaw to the north is about 106 km. Zieleniec has a health-giving microclimate and is a well-known winter sports resort.
Internet address: Zieleniec (in Polish, English, German and Czech). – Here also about accommodation and dining.
Szczyrk is located south of Bielsko-Biała in the branch of Beskidy Mountains called Beskid Śląski. The highest peaks nearby are Klimczok and Skrzyczne. Administratively, the city belongs to the Silesian county. The distance to the north to Bielsko-Biała is approx. 12 km and to the county capital Katowice further north: approx. 65 km. – Szczyrk is locally called “the capital of skiing”, and there are also great opportunities for fans of winter sports. In summer, the place provides a good starting point for hiking in the Beskidy Mountains; also there are well-marked bicycle paths in the area. – Altitude: between 460 and 900 meters – Internet site: Szczyrk on-line (Polish, English, French. German, Russian and Spanish). – Here also about accommodation and dining.
Milówka is located in the southern Polish Beskidy Mountains, in the Sola River Valley. The length of the winter and the snow conditions make Milówka a popular destination for winter sports fans. In summer, the place is a good starting point for excursions in the wywiec and Silesia branches of the Beskidy Mountains. In the area, trout are caught in several streams and a rich bird life can be observed. 40% of Milówka municipality is covered by forest. Administratively, Milówka belongs to the Silesian county. The distance to Żywiec (to the northeast) is 16 km, to the county town of Katowice (to the north) 88 km. – Web pages: Milówka.
Zawoja is located at the foot of the Babia Góra mountain range in southern Poland (Małopolska County). There is no real urban structure; It is a large village and the most populous in the whole Carpathian region (about 7,000 inhabitants). In addition to being populous, the village is also considered to be the largest in Poland in terms of area. Zawoja extends over approx. 10 km and furthermore the settlement is characterized by being very scattered. Zawoja consists of many scattered districts and settlements, some the size of a small village, others consisting of only a few houses; there are over 100 of these settlements and these are the reasons why Zawoja has been named “the largest village”.
Zawoja is an independent rural municipality, to which also belongs the village of Skawica to the northeast.
See the special page about Zawoja
In the Babia Góra mountains. The road leading from the Krowiarki pass into the Orawa valley
A very popular holiday town in the Tatry Mountains in southern Poland (Małopolska County) close to the border with Slovakia. The county city of Krakow, to which there is an air connection, is 100 km to the north. The unique mountain scenery around Zakopane is protected as a national park. All year round there are many opportunities and offers for the tourists: skiing etc. in the winter, hiking and rock climbing etc. in the summer.
See our page about Zakopane .
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