We wish to encourage you to visit one of the most beautiful corners in our country; to visit Szklarska Poręba, a town which can satisfy all “touristic tastes” for adventure, recreation and contact with nature.
Szklarska Poręba – it is a town beautifully located in the valley of the Kamienna River and its tributaries at the height of 440-886m above sea-level, surrounded from the south by the slopes of Karkonosze, with Mt. Szrenica (1362m AMSL) towering over the town, from the north by the Jizera Mountains with the High Stone (1058m AMSL) and the Black Mountain (965m AMSL), and from the East by the Foothills of Karkonosze, separating the town from Jeleniogórska Valley.
The town is divided into Lower,Middle and Upper Szklarska Poręba. The biggest part is Górna, with the following districts: Downtown, Marysin, Szklarka, White Valley and Jakuszyce, the highest colony next to the border crossing with the Czech Republic.
While having relatively few permanent residents (around 7.3 thousand), Szklarska Poręba has a big area of 74 km2, 86% of which is forest. There are few places in Poland that are as favorable for recreation as the area of Szklarska Poręba. Silence, the landscapes changing constantly depending on the light or the time of the day, combined with the humming of crystal-clear springs and waterfalls surrounded by granite rocks – these elements all have an extraordinarily soothing effect on human nature.
Szklarska Poręba is the biggest climate station in Lower Silesia, recognized and valued since the middle of the 19th century. The climate conditions here are comparable to those of alpine towns lying above 1200m AMSL. The main strength of Szklarska Poręba as a winter sports’ resort is the persistent snow cover – usually lasting 110 days a year, which makes it a paradise for skiing enthusiasts.
Szklarska Poręba is also the biggest winter sports’ resort in the Polish Sudetes. The center of downhill skiing is the Szrenica massif, which includes 5 tracks with total length of around 20km, various difficulty levels (including 9km with a system of artificial snowing).
The network of lifts consists of two lengths of chairlift and 5 T-bar lifts. The system is one of the latest in Poland. There are also a lot of wire lifts and T-bar lifts all over the town slopes.
In Jakuszyce, which belong to Szklarska Poręba, the snow cover remains thick until late spring. The tracksof this cross-country ski resort, with the total length of 100km, will satisfy the expectations of both big-time sportsmen and amateurs of tracks (the highest routes are at almost 1000m AMSL), while outside the ski season, the same tracks perfectly serve the bicycle enthusiasts.
Bike - an increasingly popular means of transportation, a way to spend free time, and sometimes a way of life. As crossing mountain routes on a bike becomes more and more popular, the tourists arriving to Szklarska Poręba, apart from their toothbrush, take their mountain bike as well.
The entire network of picturesque trails in the Karkonosze and the Jizera Mountains, is a network of bike trails of varying difficulty - some with sharp driveways and adrenaline-rushing downhill rides, others ideal for a whole-family bike trip.
Road enthusiasts can enjoy tens of kilometers of roads leading to the foothills of Karkonosze in one direction, and to the foothills the Jizera Mountains in the other. Some of these routes are already well prepared for crossing on two wheels and are part of the ongoing project of bicycle lanes within Euroregion Nysa.
If we add to our town offer thepossibility of using the hiking paths (beautiful, picturesque routes around the Karkonosze National Park and the Jizera Mountains), with mountain climbing, horseback riding on the vast wilderness of forest and thesearch for minerals - then we would have a full vision of a variety of attractions offered in Szklarska Poreba.
Szklarska Poreba is also a great place for trips to nearby resorts of Lower Silesia and the Czech Karkonosze (on account of the number of border crossings, both for pedestrians and vehicles - to the golden city of Prague).
We have enhanced the city offer with a very attractive calendar of events. These are both cyclical event, taking place for many years and having faithful participants, as well as new proposals.