Few weeks ago I took 5 days off and went to the Polish mountain rage called Karkonosze. If you’re not Polish you probably have never heard about. This mountain range is small and not very popular outside the country, however, it has numerous fans throughout all Polish regions. Some people visit it on annual basis and I think there is a certain charm about it. I spent there few holidays with my parents when I was little and I had really good memories so when the time came to decided whether I should go or not I went there without a second thought. I completed 5 one day hikes and climbed the highest peak called Sniezka (1603 masl) twice. I’m not sure if I describe all trails walked but I think this gallery gives you a rough idea what these mountains look like. And I’m pretty sure you’ve noticed the striking difference between Karkonosze and the Dolomites. Or German Alps. So deliriously different!
The special thing about it was the end of winter and beginning of spring. I could literally touch both seasons at the same time. And the weather was just spectacular! These trails are really easy and well marked so you could walk it without any problems, also with small children. There are also many mountain huts along the paths: both Czech and Polish. When the weather is nice this is a very pleasant place. Some people – like my parents – bring here their kids to let the mountain bug bite them. It worked for me. Read the story about a fascinating norwegian wooden Wang Church in Karpacz!