Top things to do in Jelenia Góra

Church in Jelenia Góra

Church of the Holy Cross

Jelenia Góra’s main attraction is this massive church; it was built in 1718 for a Lutheran congregation, though it’s served a Catholic one since 1947. The three-storey galleries plus the dark, densely packed ground …
Church in Jelenia Góra

Church of St John the Baptist

At the western end of pedestrian Plac Piastowski is this 18th-century church, which contains an altarpiece painted by famed baroque artist Michael Willmann. Should you wish to sample the local waters, the statue-top…
Church in Jelenia Góra

Church of SS Erasmus and Pancras

This place of worship, northeast of the Rynek, was erected in the 15th century; note the Gothic doorway in the southern entrance portraying Mary and St John at the foot of the cross. The interior, with its theatrica…
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 wonderful. On the museum grounds is a small skansen…
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…
Museum in Jelenia Góra

Natural History Museum

South of the town's Spa Park is the timbered Norwegian Pavilion (Pawilon Norweski), which houses the Natural History Museum. Its display of birds and butterflies from all over the world stems from the collection of …
Polish in Jelenia Góra


It's unclear what the metaphor actually is, but the moody interior of this versatile restaurant-cafe-bar is a lovely place to dine. It serves mostly Polish cuisine, with a dash of Italian in the menu, and there are …
Polish in Jelenia Góra

Mała Arkadia

Within a cosy interior that resembles a living room via its floral wallpaper, this attractive restaurant on the main square presents quality Polish dishes. Choices range from pasta to steak, with a surprising number…
Park in Jelenia Góra

Spa Park

This large park makes up town's core, and holds an embarrassment of lovely fin-de-siècle pavilions and buildings, including the domed Spa Theatre (Teatr Zdrojowy) and the wooden open-air Concert Shell (Muszla Koncer…
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.