Sowie and Kamienne Mountains

sowie and kamienne mountainsThe oldest part of the Sudety range, the Sowie Mountains, is a vast massif extending 25 km westwards from the Bystrzyca River valley to Srebrna Pass. Wielka Sowa, at 1015 meters, is the highest summit of these picturesque mountains. The region is full of attractive towns, however the biggest draw for most people is a complex of enormous underground objects, which the Third Reich constructed under the code name “Riese” (Giant). Why they were built is still shrouded in mystery, adding to the attraction.

The oldest part of the Sudety range, the Sowie Mountains, is a vast massif extending 25 km westwards from the Bystrzyca River valley to Srebrna Pass. Wielka Sowa, at 1015 meters, is the highest summit of these picturesque mountains. The region is full of attractive towns, however the biggest draw for most people is a complex of enormous underground objects, which the Third Reich constructed under the code name “Riese” (Giant). Why they were built is still shrouded in mystery, adding to the attraction.

HOW TO GET THERE 
Walbrzych in the Lower Silesian Voivodship is the most important city in the region of both the Sowie Mountains and the Kamienne Mountains. The city can be reached by train from Wroclaw, where you will find the nearest international airport (Wroclaw Strachowice), and of course, there is Warsaw too. Getting from Wroclaw to Walbrzych takes just about an hour and a half, while it is an 8-hour journey from Warsaw. Within both regions, the most common mode of travel is by bus.

 

A LIST OF HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS IN POLAND

Beskid Makowski
Beskid Maly
Beskid Mountains (East)
Beskid Mountains (West)
Beskid Niski
Beskid Sadecki
Beskid Slaski
Beskid Wyspowy
Beskid Zywiecki
Bialowieza Forest
Biebrza River
Bieszczady
Bory Tucholskie
Gdansk Bay and Hel Peninsula
Gorce
Greater Poland National Park
Holy Cross Mountains
Ilawa Lakes
Jura Krakowsko-Czestochowska
Kampinos & Lowicz area
Karkonosze Mountains
Kaszuby
Kurpie
Lake Zegrze and lower Narew
Lubusz Lakeland
Masuria
Masuria (centre)
Masuria (East)
Narew River
Pieniny
Podhale
Polesie
Pomerania and Slowinski National Park
Roztocze
Sowie and Kamienne Mountains
Stolowe Mountains and Klodzka Land
Suwalki
Tatra Mountains
Vistula Spit and Zulawy Wislane
Warmia
Warsaw area
Western Pomerania