Between the Czech Republic and Silesia lies the land of Klodzko, a region where whole nationalities blended and overlapped for centuries. The town of Klodzko is the hub of the region, and although it became an important cultural, industrial and service centre, it is prevalently focussed on tourism. The Sudety Mountains encircle it, the winding river Nysa Klodzka flows through it, and there are numerous attractive sights to underline the beauty of the town. There are also a number of well-known spas and health resorts, and other excursion destinations within easy travelling distance.
Standing on the slopes of the river Nysa Klodzka, Klodzko manages to enchant at first sight. Owing to fortunate historical circumstances it is one of few Polish towns able to evade any serious damage.
Klodzko is situated in south-western Poland, 100 km south of Wroclaw, in the Lower Silesian voivodship. Built on both banks of the river Nysa Klodzka, it is surrounded by mountains on all sides.
Klodzko was first mentioned in written sources in 981, although it is not known how long before this date a settlement was first established. The territory surrounding Klodzko belonged to the Slavic Slezan tribe until the end of the 10th century, when it fell under the rule of Czechs. During the Middle Ages Klodzko repeatedly changed hands. Silesia was of vital strategic importance to King Boleslaw Chrobry, and he captured the town a number of times as a result of this. After an assault by Brzet... ( more >>)