Viewpoints: rocks, towers, mountain peaks
Rudawy Janowickie Mountains
tourism, mystery, dreams...

Starościńskie Skały [Starost’s Wife’s Rocks]

Long, long ago, when kings ruled the Earth and princesses’ dreams came true, the owners of the nearby Karpniki Palace at the foot of the Rudawy Janowickie mountains became gripped by the day’s fashion for creating gardens reflecting the spirit of romanticism.

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Sokolik [Falcon Stone] – rock formation

Big Falcon Stone (at an altitude of 620 m), with a viewing platform approximately 30 m above the land, and Little Falcon Stone (altitude of 610-615 m).

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Viewing tower in Radomierz

A lonely tower, a fragment of forgotten history encircled by walls, catches the eyes of tourists travelling through Radomierz. The first records of a Catholic church here date back to 1312.

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Gniewczyce and the Wołek viewpoint

A deserted settlement in the forests of the Rudawy Janowickie mountains is worth a visit on your way to the Wołek viewpoint (878 m above sea level).
Never a village in its own right, the settlement grew up above the buildings of Mniszków.

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Mała Ostra rock – the most beautiful viewpoint in the Sudetes mountains

Mała Ostra – or “Small Sharp” – is the highest summit rock in the Rudawy Janowickie mountains, at an altitude of 935 m, and also constitutes one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the Sudetes mountains.

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Piec [Furnace]

The Furnace is an imposing rock characterised by a high degree of natural radioactivity. A viewpoint on its summit, reached via steps carved into the rock and provided with a protective railing, looks over the Janówka Valley.

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Cross Mountain (654 m)

654 m n.p.m.
In the first half of the 19th century duchess Marianna, wife of Duke William of Prussia, began showing interest in the ruins. She put the neighbouring land to use, and a cross was installed on the rock above the castle, with the inscription:
“The cross’s blessing for William, his descendents, and the entire valley”.

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Stone run

The Rudawy Janowickie mountains might be small compared to the Giant Mountains, but for their diversity of rock groups and the lay of the land they most definitely offer greater variety.

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Viewing tower in Bukowiec

The viewing tower here is part of the park and palace complex at Bukowiec, and is one of the specially-built ‘artificial’ ruins of the castle known as Kasselburg or Warte.

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