Wroclaw – Klodzko Valley tour
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Klodzko Valley for fortifications and hiking lovers
Klodzko Valley is a place full of attractions for fans of active leisure and sight-seeing. We invite you to share tours from Wroclaw to Klodzko Valley with us!
Klodzko Valley, located in the Central Sudetes, on both sides of the Polish-Czech border, is surrounded by the Table Mountains, the Bardzkie Mountains, the Golden Mountains, the Bystrzyckie Mountains and the Snieznik Mountains. There you can move easily riding a bike or going by bus, but the area is so small that hiking is a great pleasure.
Klodzko – the heart of the valley
While going from Wroclaw to Klodzko Valley, you should plan your stay in Klodzko. The heart of the region, through which Nysa Klodzka river flows, attracts tourists with a famous fortress being rebuilt through the centuries and the oldest Gothic bridge in Poland, also known as the Veit Stoss Bridge, St. John Bridge or simply Gothic bridge in Klodzko. Balustrades of the stone bridge, that is 40 meters long and 4 meters wide, are decorated with magnificent statues funded by wealthy burghers. While being in Klodzko, you should see the central market. Boleslaw the Brave Square is surrounded by historic buildings, a magnificent Town Hall, the history of which dates back to XIV-th century, and Marian Column built in the late XVII-th century. A must-see of Kłodzko Valley is also the Underground Tourist Route in Klodzko, leading under the old town, which is rich in multimedia presentations and exhibits depicting the history of the city.
Attractions of Klodzko Valley
While searching for further interesting places in Klodzko Valley, the guides invite you to spas located in the region. Particularly noteworthy are: Ladek Zdroj with Wojciech Zdroj built in 1680 and Duszniki Zdroj known not only to its patients, but also to Chopin’s music lovers who come there to the festival dedicated to his artistic works. In Duszniki you need to see the exhibition in Museum of Papermaking and the main market with Renaissance and Baroque buildings around it.
Tourists visiting Klodzko Valley are also eager to see Medieval Technology Park with machines powered solely by human muscles and the biggest in Poland -gold mine in Zloty Stok. Lovers of religious monuments will be happy to see Sanctuary of Our Lady Faith Guardian and the Museum of Sacred Art from XVII-th century in Bardo, as well as the Baroque basilica in Wambierzyce, known as the Lower Silesian Jerusalem. Skull Chapel near St. Bartholomew church in Czermna is particularly noteworthy, its walls and ceiling are lined with skulls and bones of victims of the Silesian wars and infectious diseases who died in the XVIII-th century.
Tours around Klodzko Valley and its nature attractions
Fans of active tourism in Klodzko Valley will certainly not be bored. Szczeliniec Wielki, the highest peak of the Table Mountains is 919 meters above sea level, you can ascend it by climbing nearly 700 stone steps, which were made a mayor of the nearby Karlowo in XIX-th century. Unusual rock formations such as Monkey, Mammoth or Sitter are located on the slopes. While visiting Klodzko Valley, you should see Bear Cave, considered to be the most beautiful cave in Poland, the entrance to which is located in the Snieznik Mountains, about 800 m above the sea level. Klodzko Valley tours to Wilczki waterfall, the largest one in the Snieznik Mountains and Waren Rocks in the Table Mountains National Park can provide us with beautiful views.