Sudetes Mountains, Czech Republic

Sudetes Mountains, Czech Republic: Our most recommended tours and activities

Wroclaw: Giant Mountains & Valley of Palaces Day Tour

1. Wroclaw: Giant Mountains & Valley of Palaces Day Tour

On this full-day excursion you’ll visit the Karkonosze Mountains, also known as the Giant Mountains, and the fascinating Valley of Palaces and Gardens and unique 19th-century mansions. Most of the sites are situated at the foot of the largest mountain range in the Sudetes. The scenic route takes you from Wrocław to the extraordinary 14th-century Siedlecin Tower House. Admire one of the most outstanding examples of medieval art: the 14th-century polychromes that portray scenes from the Arthurian legends of Lancelot. The next stop is a late baroque palace in Staniszow where you'll sample Echt Stonsdorfer (traditional herb liqueur) from the village. From here, travel to Karpacz, one of the most popular mountain resorts, situated directly at the foot of the Karkonosze range. Here you'll visit the Vang Stave church, considered to be the oldest wooden church in Poland and a unique relic of Nordic Romanesque architecture dating back to the 12th century. It was originally built in Norway and was moved to Silesia by a Prussian king in 19th century.

Polish Sudety Mountains Trip

2. Polish Sudety Mountains Trip

Experience the beautiful scenery of the Karkonosze, the highest part of the Sudetes mountain system, where the Czech-Polish border runs along the main ridge. During a daylong trip to Karpacz, where the highest peak of Karkonosze, Sniezka, is situated 1602 meters above the sea level, you will have the opportunity to see the beautiful Lower Silesian towns and villages. See the Vang stave church, which was built in the twelfth century in Northern Norway without any nails and moved to Karkonosze by Frederick William IV of Prussia in the nineteenth century. Take a chairlift to Kopa, located 1322 meters above the sea level. A hike from Kopa to Sniezka takes only about 50 minutes. The track runs through Norwegian tundra, where distinctive three-centimeter heather grows and the Bogs of Rownia pod Sniezka, which is one of the greatest in Europe. Visit the Museum of Sports and Tourism and learn about the history of the Karkonosze region, the first region in Europe where people enjoyed winter sports and where luge and skiing were popularized.

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What people are saying about Sudetes Mountains, Czech Republic

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 16 reviews

My friend and I had such a wonderful day and I will remember it always. Our tour guide Adam was an amazing person- very knowledgeable about. …well, just about everything! He was funny, considerate, down to earth and did I mention funny? I was sad to say goodbye. We visited Karpacz, Seidlecin, hotel staniszow (Amazing lunch). Mountains are gorgeous. Definitely check out this tour!!

We had a great day with some highlights. Our guide (Matthias) was great, very friendly and very dedicated and had in-depth background knowledge.

Nice trip, you see a bit of a shame that you are not really going to visit a palace or castle

Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable he made the trip interesting and fun

A nice trip. Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable. Five stars Marcel