Hike to the castle
Szklarska Poreba Travel Blog› entry 2 of 7 › view all entries
March 21st, 2009 – by: jegs76
Our first place to go was the medieval castle Chojnik (probably from 1364, but also possibly date of construction is 1241). To get to teh castle we had to enter the National Park Karkonosze and climb to the top of the mountain. It took only 1 hour - it was quite weird, in the shadow side it was a bit cold, snowy and brrr, but in the sun side of the mountain the temperatures of the operatin sun were that high, that we could rest a while on the rocks, with no coats and even no sweatshirts - almost a regular sun bath;).
We spent there some time and enjoyed the view from the tower. Unfortunately after having been burnt the castle wanst ever rebuilt. They keep it like a ruin and built there just a smal mountain hostel.
To get back to the car parked in town we took another route, in order not walking the same way back. The red route was much easier than the previous black one, which we were hinking up the mountain.
On the way back to Szklarska Poręba - we visited the waterfall 'Szklarka' - which i saw last time some 20 years ago.
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