Lądek Zdrój and the surrounding areas

 

Ladek Zdroj is the oldest spa town in Poland, dating back to the thirteenth century,

that the city owes many historical and tourist attractions.

 

 

Below you will find a list of the most important attractions of Lądek Zdrój:

LĄDEK ZDRÓJ SKI STATION

is a small ski resort located on the northern slopes of Trojak mountain.  Ski lift is located at an altitude

of 600 m, and the difference in levels between the beginning and the end of the slope is 100 m.

For skiers we prepared three slopes.

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ARBORETUM

This is Poland’s highest altitude’ arboretum Poland, about 475-500 m above sea level.  Favourable climatic and soil conditions create a microclimate, aiding development of more than 250 species and varieties of trees and shrubs from all over the world.

PARISH CHURCH NARODZENIA NMP

Baroque building with a barrel vaulted nave with lunettes, frescoes painted on the vault by W. Reinch. You can admire valuable figural sculptures from the workshop of the greatest sculptor of Kłodzko, Michael Klahr (Crucifixion Group ) and his son Ignatius (pulpit, rococo confessional).

HOLY TRINITY FIGURE

the figure is situated in the centre of the market, near the Town Hall. Figure by Michael Klahr (his last work), built between 1739-1741, was made in sandstone.

ST GEORGE’S CHAPEL

chapel is open periodically, frescoes found inside depict  the life and death of  the patron saint of the chapel, and the entire city.

ST JOHN’S BRIDGE

two-span, Gothic bridge, which resisted all floods. The sculpture of St. John of Nepomuk from 1709 is almost an exact copy of the figure from Charles Bridge in Prague and is one of the oldest in Silesia.

INSTITUTE OF NATUAL HEALTH „WOJCIECH”

The building was built in 1680, and then rebuilt in the years 1878-1880 in Neo Baroque style. It was modelled after  the Turkish bath in Buda. It is the most impressive and the oldest balneological building in the spa.

RUINS OF KARPIEŃ CASTLE

The ruins are located on top of Karpiak mountain (758 m).

Lądek Zdrój’s surroundings

Ladek Zdroj, thanks to its location in the heart of the Kłodzko valley can offer tourists

many other attractions such as:

 

 

RADOCHOWSKA CAVE

One of the most interesting caves in the Sudetenland, can be visited with a guide. The exploration track is approx. 300 meters long, and the total length of the corridors is over 500 meters. Inside the cave you can find a spectacular lake – a home to some extremely rare crustaceans – Tatra studniczki. The cave is also inhabited by bats, and because of the valuable biological species, the cave is recognized as Natural Monument. Part of the route you have to overcome squeezing through the narrow gaps. Visiting the cave is completely safe, even for young children.

BEAR CAVE IN KLETNO

the longest cave located on the Polish side of the Sudety mountains, it was discovered accidentally in 1966 during the operation of the mine marble. Spread out horizontally corridors have a total length of approx. 3 km and are located on 3 levels. The tourist route is around 360 m, where you can see it about 500 meters of the cave. Touching the dripstone is not allowed and, and because of the need to maintain a specific microclimate inside the cave visitor groups can have a maximum of 15 participants.

GOLD MINE IN ZLOTY STOK

mine became inactive in 1962, when for the hitherto unexplained reasons, "top-down decree" all mining and smelting activities in the Zloty Stok has been terminated. Over the entire period of mining, ie. in over 700 years, approx. 16 tons of pure gold was extracted from the mine in Zloty Stok. The period of termination of all mining activities lasted 35 years. In the end it was decided to maintain some mine passages and to make them available to tourists. In 1996 (after 5 years of work) the Underground Tourist Route "Gold Mine" was launched. So far the following have been made available to visitors: "Gertuda shaft", "Upper Black shaft" (containing the only underground waterfall in Poland (8 m high)) and "Lower Black shaft” (the latest part, open to the public in 2008).

CZARNA GÓRA SKI STATION

modern ski resort built in 1996. Black Mountain is a beautiful mountain peak (1205 m) hovering over Stron Slaski, which lies in the Śnieżnik Massif. Czarna Gora ski station boasts more than eight kilometers of pistes, as well as a dozen ski lifts. Excellent snow conditions are helped by artificial snow cannons. Additionally, Czarna Gora offers easy slopes for   beginners and young skiers, as well as very advanced and extreme routes for sophisticated professional snowboarders and skiers.

 

URANIUM MINE IN KLETNO

Was a working mine between 1948-1953, Iron, solver and copper were mined here. Adit no 18 was open to visitors and is located on the road between Kletno and Sienna. You can see there are many instances of local attractively lit minerals - including fluorite, amethyst, quartz.

KLODZKO FORTRES

is a well-preserved fortress being part of defense system originating in 17th and 18th  centuries. The area of the fortress is spread over 30 hectares. The complex consists of: Main fortress, auxiliary fort Owcza Gora and (fragmented)  city fortifications. In 1960 the fortress was officially recognized as a historical monument and made available to tourists. In 1970 the fortress was used during the filming of the last episone of Czterej Pancerni I Pies (TV series). The fortress is currently available for tourists including about 1km of underground section. Since 2006, the reconstruction group took residence in the fortress. The group is trying to reconstruct the soldiers of the 47th regiment of the Prussian infantry (from 1806). In the late August 2006, for the first time ever, Dni Twierdzy Klodzkiej festival was held in the fortress, where the main attraction is the reenactment of the battle from the Napoleonic wars.

FAIRY TALES GARDEN IN MIĘDZYGÓRZE

small garden beautifully situated on a steep slope of Lesień mountain, at an altitude of 700 - 710 m above sea level. There you can find a collection of  numerous specimens of ornamental garden as well as typical mountain plants being the background for the fairy tale motifs - ie. Figurines, totems, cabins, gazebos and more (made mostly from the roots and branches of trees as well as stones). Fairy Tale Garden is located near the red trail and on the yellow route from Międzygórze to the Sanctuary on Igliczna mountain.

GOTTWALDOWKA SKANSEN

In Kąty Bystrzyckie - Katy Bystrzyckie No. 23 is a historic farm. The name comes from the name of the former owner of the farm. The museum contains, among others,  the exhibition: "Sudety in the graphics by Erich Fuchs," and "Silesian lace from grandmother's trunk."

STOŁOWE (TABLE) MOUNTAINS

eastern part of the Table Mountains with Szczeliniec Wielki is located in the Klodzko district.

In 1993 the area became a Table Mountains National Park. These mountains have clearly flattened peaks and steep slopes. In terms of geological structure, Table Mountains are the only example of slab mountains in Poland. While visiting Table Mountain area you should not miss: Szczeliniec Wielki,  Błędne Skały, Białe Skały, Skalne Grzyby, Adršpašsko-Teplické skály as well as Wielkie torfowisko Batorowskie.

 

We invite you to Lądek Zdroj!

 

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within the framework of the Regional Operational Programme for the Dolnośląskie Region for the years 2007-2013.

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