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Top Choice Fortress in Kłodzko

Kłodzko Fortress

This mighty fortification, begun under Austrian rule in the mid-17th century, was extended, modernised and modified over the following 200 years. Today it covers 17 hectares, making it the largest and best-preserved…
Top Choice Church in Kudowa-Zdrój

Chapel of Skulls

You can’t miss this macabre chapel in the Church of St Bartholomew’s grounds at Czermna, 1km north of Kudowa’s town centre. The length of its walls and ceiling are covered with human skulls and bones – about 3000 of…
National Park in Karkonosze National Park

Karkonosze National Park

Karkonosze National Park is a 55.75-sq-km belt that runs along the Polish–Czech border for some 25km. The two main settlements here are the resort towns of Szklarska Poręba and Karpacz.The range is divided by the Ka…
National Park in Góry Stołowe

Góry Stołowe National Park

The Góry Stołowe (goo-ri sto-wo-veh; Table Mountains) are among the most spectacular ranges of the Sudetes, as they’re topped by a plateau punctuated by fantastic rock formations. One of the highlights of the 63-…
Church in Karpacz

Wang Church

Karpacz has a curious architectural gem – the Wang Church, the only Nordic Romanesque building in Poland. This remarkable wooden structure in Upper Karpacz was one of about 400 such chapels built at the turn of the …
Museum in Bystrzyca Kłodzka

Phillumenistic Museum

East of the Rynek, the Knights' Tower (Baszta Rycerska) was reshaped in the 19th century and turned into the belfry of a Protestant church that had been built alongside it. After WWII the church was occupied by this…
Church in Kłodzko

Parish Church

This church, southwest of the Rynek and dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption, is the most imposing religious building in town. It took almost 150 years before the massive Gothic structure was eventually completed…
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 …
Museum in Kudowa-Zdrój

Frog Museum

Hop on over to the Góry Stołowe National Park headquarters and check out Poland’s only frog museum, which holds thousands of everyday objects with an amphibian theme. The national park was the first in Poland to bui…
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…