Szklarka Waterfall is the picturesquely situated waterfall in The Karkonoski National Park Enclave covering the gorgeous main part of Szklarka creek called Wąwóz Szklarki [Szklarka Gorge].In the middle part of the Gorge, on a rocky threshold 520 m above sea level, Szklarka Waterfall cascades down narrowing and turning spirally at the bottom. The waterfall’s stream is 13,3 m high.
left bank of rocky threshold is covered by large marmites (deepening
in creek or river bottom created by evorsion at the waterfall’s
foot, or a rocky threshold).
First information about Szklarka Waterfall appeared in the Middle Ages. Through all centuries until present times the waterfall was the object of pictures, photographs, descriptions since it was considered the place of unique beauty and romantic atmosphere. In 1868 an inn was build by the waterfall which, in time, was transformed into the currently functioning “Kochanówka” Hostel. An exceptional attraction for 19th century tourists was regulating the flow of water reaching the waterfall and letting it off after collecting fees from visitors.
Access: from city centre following green trail along Kamienna River, or black trail (a trail surrounding Szkalrska Poręba). Next to Szklarka Waterfall there also runs blue trail from Piechowice to the hostel “Pod Łbskim Szczytem” [“At the Foot of Łabski Peak”].
Szklarka Waterfall - Panorama 360