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The location of the houses on the rock is a real attraction. On forest trails, 7 meters above the ground, in the treetops, with a view of the rays of the setting sun. The houses have terraces that are perfect for morning yoga among the trees, listening to the rustle of leaves, reading books, napping. The nearest buildings are far away (100 meters, but much below), so the view of the greenery is unobstructed. Our next house, "Just above the ground", is our next-door neighbor.
You could have come here because you were attracted by the unique location of the houses or the Karkonosze and Rudawy Janowickie. If you are playing the first fiddle in the soul of the mountain, you can be sure that there will be plenty of directions for walking, climbing, skiing and cycling. Also, enthusiasts of history, legends and old walls will be able to plan a route along the route of castles, manors and ruins.
Here is our guide to the area.
We recommend to fans of live postcards:
- A trip to Ponds Podgórzyńskie, founded by the Cistercian Order from Cieplice around the 15th century. The complex consists of as many as 22 water reservoirs. We especially recommend sitting in the Aquakultura restaurant with a beautiful terrace overlooking the lake, with a unique view of the Karkonosze Mountains.
- Climb to the Patelnia viewpoint on Grabowiec Mountain (740 m above sea level), the best time to admire the area is the sunset. The mountain is located between Karpacz and Sosnówka, and from its top you can see the Jelenia Góra Valley and the Sosnówka water reservoir. An interesting fact about this hill is a metal pin that supposedly marks the Chakra, i.e. the point of intersection of the earth's power lines, also known as the place of great power. Apparently, after touching the metal pin, you can recharge your energy. According to legend, in ancient times, witches' rallies were held here.
- Climb Brzeźnik, a mountain in Rudawy Janowickie lying between Kowary and the villages of Kostrzyca and Bukowiec. At the top, there is a phenomenal viewpoint over Kowary and the Karkonosze range.
For amateur hikers and walkers, we recommend smaller hills:
- Żeleźniak is a not very high, latitudinally elongated hill in the central-eastern part of the Łomnickie Hills. The slopes are quite steep and the top is domed. In the north, Żeleźniak meets Popiel, in the west with the Lipowa and Gołębnik massif, and in the east with Krzyżowa Góra.
- Pigeon house (445 m above sea level)
- Popiel (429 m above sea level)
- Staniszówka (441 m above sea level)
- Vitosha Mountain (484 m above sea level) is a slightly mysterious hill on which you will come across interesting rock formations. You can learn a bit about the Łomnickie Hills from educational boards, and even hide in one of the caves (Needle's eye). The route is moderately difficult (stairs and handrails), and at the top there is a Bismarck monument and a beautiful view of the Karkonosze and Chojnik panorama.
- Squeeze through the Dziurawy Kamień, which is a 20-meter-long, narrow crevice cave, the longest of its kind in the Karkonosze Mountains. It belongs to the rock group "Zbójeckie Skały" and you can find it on the black trail leading to the Chojnik Castle. It only takes a few minutes to walk through it, but the sensations are otherworldly. It's really worth a look here.
Historically, walking, and in a health resort:
- Make sure to go to Chojnik Castle. The most convenient way is to go up the black trail and go down the red one.
- Visit the Palace of Count. von Reden, but not for the palace itself, but for the beautiful, extensive park. There are ponds in the park, an area with an observation tower, a tea house on the hill and a Mausoleum. You can also visit the Palace with a guide, all for free.
- Walk for hours in the Norwegian Park and the Spa Park in Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój. These are beautiful parks that delight at any time of the year. The Norwegian Park Pavilion, built on the model of one of the restaurants in Oslo, now houses the Museum of Nature. You can also drink the spa water at Plac Piastowski, then take a stroll through the beautifully maintained Spa Park. On warm weekend afternoons, you can find an intimate performance of the Jelenia Góra philharmonics in the local concert bowl.