It is a place with extremely favourable conditions for leisure and recreation. Peace and quiet, and ever changing landscapes, together with the murmur of crystal-clear brooks and waterfalls surrounded by granite rocks – all of them deeply influence and soothe those who seek rest in here.
If we add to it the unlimited possibilities of walks along picturesque
routes of the Karkonosze and Izery Mountains, mountain climbing, and
even horse riding through the forests, we will not be able to get
through the entire list of options.
Apart from their mesmerizing beauty, the Sudety Mountains attract with their mystery. Countless legends about the Mountain Spirit – Liczyrzepa (Rübezahl), the Walloons and their omnipresent signs, and also stories about treasure hidden in brooks and forests give you the reasons to visit Szklarska Poręba. Because of its location, it is an ideal starting point to nearby places, like Jakuszyce, Karpacz, Jelenia Góra or Prague, or even Vienna. When we talk about Szklarska Poręba, we cannot forget about alpine skiing. In the town itself, there are 15 downhill ski runs of different level of difficulty, as well as 14 lifts. Most of them is situated on Szrenica – the mountain towering above the town. Just at the border of the place, in the Czech town of Harrachov, known as the Czech capital of winter sports, there are 7 km of ski pistes with all levels of difficulty.