The mighty massif of Ślęża, the highest and most northern part of Przedgórze Sudeckie, is one of the main tourist attractions of the Lower Silesia. Although the highest peak of the region, Ślęża, is only 718 meters high, it elevates to more than 500 meters above the surrounding areas of the Wrocław Plain, Dzierżoniowska Valley and the Świdnica Plain. That’s why Ślęża was often mistaken for an exinct volcano. But it is actually mostly built from Granite and Gaber.
Centuries ago, Ślęża was considered a sacred mountain and an important place of pagan cult. IN the meadow at the top of the mountain, you can see fragments of stone shafts., sculptures with a sign of an oblique cross and a statue of a bear made from stone.
In the surroundings of Ślęża, many archaeological discoveries were made. Tourists can get familiar with them in the archaeological reserve in Będkowice and the Ślężańskie Museum in Sobótka.
At the foothills of Ślęża you can visit a vacation village of Sulistrowiczki, which is incredibly attractive because of the forest surroundings and the amazing Wenecja park.