Winter sports; In the mountains; Among nature
There are a lot of opportunities to explore the neighborhood around this holiday house. Within walking distance lie picturesque villages with historic churches, weaving shops, old farms and mills. The foothills of the Jizera Mountains and its nature reserves - the crocus reserve, the peat reserve and Bóbrdal, situated around a water reservoir - are all within a stone’s throw. You will find castle ruins with underground passages in Stara Kamienica and Rybnica. Furthermore, there are the curious rock formations of Eulensteine, Bibersteine, the Devil’s Stone and the magic walls of Kopaniec. For culture lovers the region offers numerous sites including: the fortress of Czocha, castle of Frydlant (the Czech Republic, 20 km) and one of the oldest known breweries located in Neder Silesie, Lwowek Slaski (founded in 1209). The most significant of the remaining castles are: Chojnik (close to Piechowice), Wlen, Karpniki, Bolczów, Bolków and Lomnica. Moreover, there is a convent in Kreszów, a museum and the former concentration camps of Gross Rosen and Wolimierz, an artists’ village famous for its alternative theatre, and a printing workshop in the old train station (West) – all of these are certainly worth a visit. There are many interesting towns in the vicinity such as “Jelenia Góra” (25 km), a splendid old town with a magnificent market place, old churches and an original glass and community museum; “Cieplice” (20 km), a quiet resort with a pedestrianized street, a palace, a spa, 2 historic churches and a natural science museum; “Swieradów Zdrój” (8 km), a prominent resort with a romantic ‘Wanderhalle’ and wonderful parks, lies at the foot of the Jizera Mountains; “Lesna” (20 km), a lovely little town with 2 impressive castles. Also in the neighbourhood: Czocha and Swiecie. “Szklarska Poreba” 15 km and “Karpacz” 20 km, are two tourist centers with chair lifts to the Giant Mountains. These are attractive Polish destinations cluttered with countless souvenir shops. In Karpacz you will find the famous stave Wang church (the ancient Norwegian church). Thanks to the central location of the house, you can easily undertake trips (for more than one day) to Prague, Wroclaw, Dresden and Görlitz. In the Czech town of Liberec (40km) you will find Europe’s largest indoor swimming paradise.
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