The Valley of Palaces and Gardens in the Jelenia Góra Valley – A brief description of the trail
The Valley of Palaces and Gardens comprises the entire area of the Jelenia Góra Valley. The trail for which it provides the scenery neighbours the most impressive parts of the mountains (in the Karkonosze National Park and the Rudawy Landscape Park) and with the Bóbr Valley Landscape Park and the Jelenia Góra Valley Culture Park, created in 2008 by the Związek Gmin Karkonoskich (Karkonosze Communes Association). The Jelenia Góra Valley Culture Park was established with a view to protecting the residential establishments of the region and restoring their grandeur. The Valley of Palaces and Gardens Foundation also contributed to its creation and is attempting to have the region listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thanks to the Foundation’s activity, brown information boards and signposts to particular places have been placed throughout the Valley.
The total length of the described section of the trail: 100 km.
[Janowice Wielkie – a manor-park complex] a walking route marked green, about 30 minutes (about 2 km) – [Janowice Wielkie – Zamek Bolczów, 2 km] – a walking route marked green, about 20 minutes (about 2 km) – [Janowice Wielkie – a manor-park complex; 4 km] – from the manor-palace complex take a road in the direction of Trzcińsko, after 4.5 km turn left and cross the bridge, then turn right, after 2.5 km you reach your goal; 7 km in total, local roads – [Bobrowo – a palace complex; 11 km] – a road in the direction of Wojnów, after 200 m you cross a bridge, behind the bridge take a left turn, take a road in the direction of Wojanów, get to Wojanów 9; in total 3.2 km, local roads – [Wojanów, a palace-park complex; 14.2 km] – a road in the direction of Łomnica; 600 m in total – [Łomnica, a palace – park complex; 14.8 km] – a road in the direction of Łomnica, after 150 m take a left turn in the direction of Karpnik, around 6.8 km; about 7 km in total – [Karpniki – Dębowy Castle (Oak Castle); 22 km] – a road in the south-west in the direction of Bukowiec and road no. 367; about 1.5 km in total – [Karpniki – a palace-park complex; 23.5 km] – a road in the direction of Bukowiec and road no. 367 in the direction of the town, 0.7 km; 9 km in total, mainly local roads [Bukowiec – a palace-park complex, 32.5 km] – you go back to road no. 367, about 1 km, take a left exit in the direction of the town; 1.2 km in total – [Mysłakowice – a palace – park complex; 33.7 km] – a local road in the direction of Miłków; 6 km in total – [Miłków – a palace-park complex; 39.7 km] – road no. 366 in the direction of Podgórzyn and Piechowice 3.8 km, take a right turn in the direction of Staniszów, local road 3 km; 6.8 km in total – [Staniszów – a palace – park complex; 46.5 km] – a local road in the direction of Jelenia Góra 2 km – [Staniszów – A Palace on the Water; 48.5 km] – a yellow route about 30 minutes (2 km) – [Staniszów – Castle of Henry; 50.5 km] – a route marked in yellow, about 30 minutes (2 km) – [Staniszów; 52.5 km] – a road in the direction of Jelenia Góra, Jelenia Góra, Mickiewicza Street, Orzeszkowej Street, Strumykowa Street, 3.5 km in total – [Jelenia Góra – Czarne Manor; 56 km] – Jelenia Góra: Strumykowa, Sudecka Streets (road no. 367), Staffa Street, Góra Bohaterów, Nowowiejska Street, 3.5 km in total – [Jelenia Góra – a palace-park complex “Paulinum”; 59.5 km] – Jelenia Góra, streets going in the direction of Cieplice, Staffa Street, Staromiejska, Jagiellońska, Zjednocznenia Narodowego, Cieplicka Street – in the direction of Sobieszów; Sobieszów – take a right turn into Karkonoska Street, a left turn into Czecha Street, Chałubińskiego Street, there is a car park in Chałubińskiego Street, then walk to the castle about 20 minutes (2 km), it takes about 15 minutes to go back (2 km), 9 km in total, there are walking routes (4 km long) – [Sobieszów – Chojnik Castle, 77 km] – a road in the direction of Stara Kamienica, Czecha, Karkonoska, Cieplicka, Pakoszowska, Piastów Streets; 12 km in total – [Stara Kamienica – a castle, 89 km] – a road in the direction of Rybnica; 4 km in total [Rybnica – Castle, 93 km] – a local road in the direction of road no. 30 (1.5 km), road no. 30 in the direction of Jelenia Góra (2.5 km), before Sobieskiego Street turn into the direction of Siedlęcin into a local road (2.5 km), 7 km in total – [Siedlęcin, Knights Tower, 100 km].
Visiting the trail:
A various trail: on foot – by car, it is necessary to walk to some sites by walking routes.
It is possible to cycle, the trail goes mainly through local roads.
Some sections may be visited on foot (mainly in Rudawy Janowickie), however, there is no complex connection of the walking tourist routes.