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The Monk – a sacred stone sculpture in Sobótka


The Monk is a stone sculpture made of local granite, 270 cm tall, with a shape resembling a bowling skittle or a high vessel. On the basis and the head, signs of a diagonal cross are engraved....

Geopark Przedgórze Sudeckiego

ul.Piastowska 40, Piława Górna
603 915 014

   The main tasks of the geoparks include the protection and protection of natural and cultural objects, promotion of knowledge about the history of the Earth, development of education and...

The Bear of Ślęża – a sacred stone sculpture on the top of Ślęża


The Bear of Ślęża is a sacred stone sculpture found in 1854 at the Road of the Wild Pig, above the village of Strzegomia. In 1906 it was move to the summit of Mt. Ślęża and is now exhibited next to...

Strzelin's Granite Quarry


The granite mine in Strzelin is the biggest quarry in Europe. The working is 650m long and up to 120m deep. It is continuously extracted, therefore entering is not only utterly dangerous, but also...

Rocks and Minerals of Strzelin and Lipowa hills

ul. Kamienna 10, Strzelin

The exhibition of rocks and minerals is displayed on the first floor of Strzelin starostwo (seat of the local administrative territory). The exposition presents geological treasures of Strzelin and...

Quartzite quarry

Góra Kryształowa

Krysztalowa Mountain is one of the most popular places of mineral exploration in the region. At least since XIXth century people have been mining quartzites and rock crystals here. Today the...

Niemczansko-Strzelińskie Wzgórza


This heavily forested and compact ridge is a very beautiful part of Sudetes foothills. The hill range stretching from Strzelin (Parkowa Mt.) to Ziębice is 10km wide and 22km long. The highest peaks...

Marble quarry


The flooded granite and limestone workings in Gębczyce have been visited by countless amateurs of extreme sports. The steep walls reach over 30 m deep. In 2007, the Polish Granite Mining Compant...

Limestone quarry


The unusual local limestones were mined here as early as in the 14th century. This beautiful material is easy to work, thus it was frequently used in making fireplaces, stairs or tombstones. The best...