Before 1976, Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój was an independent town under Jelenia Góra. After the administrative reform, they were connected to the city, which became the capital city of the new jeleniogórskie region. Both Jelenia Góra and Cieplice are associated with Bolesław Krzywousty. According to the tradition, he was the one who established Jelenia Góra, which is highlighted by a latin enscription on a board of the town hall.
The hot water springs in Cieplice were described after the scientific analysis in 1569. But the town was already famous a few centuries earlier. The owners of the springs, the Cistercians and the Schaffgotdsch family made sure the town was popular by inviting well-known guests, who were a living advertisement of the local waters. In the early 20th century, there were 6 water intakes, including two historical ones: the Monastery Intake and the Duch Intake.
The mineral water from Cieplice prevents the creation of kidney stones, increases the mineralization of the bones and has antibacterial qualities. It is used in curing motor organ diseases, urinary tract diseases, as well as children’s diseases, including circulatory system diseases.
Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój is located in the Jelenia Góra Valley, surrounded by the massifs of Sudety. This is an incredibly attractive region of our country in terms of tourism Several mountain ranges, including Karkonosze, the Izerskie Mountains, and the Kaczawskie Mountains are the crossing points for hiking and cycling trails. A range of not so high elevations separates the health spa from Staniszów, where you can find two palace-park complexes, which are part of the Garden and Palace Valley.