Jelenia Gora is not only a perfect place to active tourism, but also an interesting travel destination itself. If you’re wondering what should you visit in this charming city, here are a few suggestions:
The Main Market Square
The Market Square of Jelenia Gora is, without a doubt, the most central place of the city nad the only one, where liofe goes on also at night. At he very heart oif the Main Market Square you can find the 18th century town hall connected with a gallery of stonehouses. It has a pretty charming name – „The seven houes” Once, there were selling stalls attached to them, asnd now there are benches and bicycle racks.
The Grodzka Bastion and the Castle Bastion
Long ago, the Centre of of Jelenia Gora was surrounded by mighty walls and 36 bastions. From the western side, you can observe the two remaining bastions – the Grodzka Bastion with a characteristic motive of a prussian wall and a Castle Bastion, which used to serve as a prison.
The Orhodox church of St. Peter and St. Paul.
How come there’s an orthodox church in the centre of protestant-Roman Catholic city? It is obviously connected to post-war resettlement of people from the east. This object officially became an Orthodox Church in 1948.
While passing the church , you should pay special attention to two penitential crosses, laying the foundation of the temple. These two crosses have a disturbing story behind them – they founded by a murderer, who probably killed a grown-up and a child.
The Jelenia Gora Karkonosze Museum
If you want to find out more about the history of Jelenia Gora and the entire region, then look no further than the Karkonosze Museum. The main exhibit of the museum will lead you through ancient and medieval times, telling you, among others, about the first ironworks nearby
Szklarska Poreba and the origins of the city, and later about its development and the most recent history – post-war resettlements and migrations.