Jelenia Góra attractions

Basilica in Jelenia Góra

Basilica of SS Erasmus and Pancras

This basilica was erected in two stages in the late 14th and early 15th centuries; note the Gothic doorway in the southern entrance portraying Mary and St John at the foot of the cross. The interior, with its theatr…
Church in Jelenia Góra

Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Jelenia Góra’s main attraction is this massive church. One of six new churches permitted by the 1707 Treaty of Altranstädt, it was built between 1709 and 1718 for a Lutheran congregation, though it’s been Catholic s…
Square in Jelenia Góra


The elongated market square, also called Plac Ratuszowy, is lined with a harmonious group of 17th- and 18th-century houses. Much of their charm is due to their porticoes and ground-floor arcades, which provide a cov…
Park in Jelenia Góra

Spa Park

This lovely wooded park makes up much of Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój's core. It houses lovely fin-de-siècle pavilions and buildings, including the domed Spa Theatre (Teatr Zdrojowy) and the wooden open-air Concert Shell …
Museum in Jelenia Góra

Natural History Museum

This diverting museum, established in 1876, features a display of birds and butterflies from all over the world.
Museum in Jelenia Góra

Karkonosze Museum

Karkonosze Museum, 650m south of the Rynek, is renowned for its extensive collection of glass dating from medieval times to the present – the art nouveau pieces are especially wonderful. On the museum grounds is a s…
Church in Jelenia Góra

Church of St John the Baptist

This early 18th-century church contains an altarpiece painted by famed baroque artist Michael Willmann.
Historic Building in Jelenia Góra

Town Hall

This 18th-century civic headquarters sits on the remains of several predecessors, most of which were victims of disastrous fires. Look for the stone fountain with a statue of Neptune in front of the building.