Karpacz is a charming tourist town lying at the foot of the Giant Mountains and their
highest peak – Śnieżka (1603 MASL). The outstanding tourist values, attractions and
appropriate management of the town attracts over one million tourists per year. Not only
the location of Karpacz is the major draw for visitors, it is also that famous ‘special
something’, which means the atmosphere of the place created by hospitable and active
inhabitants and tourists. The town offers perfect conditions for spending free time.
Karpacz is a place where plenty of attractions await the visitors to keep the entertained all
year-round and regardless of the weather.
Before you start sightseeing the Giant Mountains learn more about their legendary ruler,
the Mountain Ghost. A modern interactive exhibition Mysteries of Giant
Mountains (Karkonoskie Tajemnice) has been located in the city centre. The collection
contains all incredibilities of the Giant Mountains (including the skeleton of the
Mountain Ghost and the machine which can pull up mandrakes). All sports fans and those
who want to learn more on the history of the region must visit the Museum of Sports and
Tourism. We invite all fans of ski jumping and others to see the Ski Jumping Hill
‘Orlinek’. At present, during the summer it is a centre of extreme sports where you may
try bungee jumping and experience Tyrolean traverse. The ski jumping hill is also a great
Wang Church, a unique Nordic sacral building made of wood and decorated in the same
way as Viking longships, is one of the best known and precious tourist attractions of
Karpacz. Visiting the Museum of Toys, which presents a 200-year old legacy of toy
industry, will be valuable experience not only for children but also for their parents. There
are other attractions and things to do for children in Karpacz: Fairy Tales Park (Park
Bajek), two Lego exhibitions and Sports and Leisure Centre (Centrum Rekreacji i
After sightseeing the city centre, it is a good idea to cool down and go for a walk to Wild
Waterfall (Dziki Wodospad), Dam on Łomnica River (Zapora na Łomnicy) or Raven
Rocks (Krucze Skały) shrouded in legend. Hiking enthusiasts may indulge themselves in
walking around the Giant Mountains. There are 90 kilometers of sign-posted tourist
trails in Karpacz, which enable discovering one of the most precious natural area of our
country. Four mountain huts can be found along tourist trails providing tired hikers with
food and shelter: „Dom Śląski”, „Samotnia”, „Strzecha Akademicka” i „Nad Łomniczką”.
Winter sports enthusiasts have numerous slopes and lifts at their disposal. There are also
trails for cross-country skiing and ski touring. Children and those who crave for more
excitements, ice rinks and snow-tubing tracks are waiting.
Over 50 sports, cultural and entertaining events are organized in the town annually.