The best idea for a May weekend? Lower Silesia!
Lower Silesia is becoming more and more popular every year. No wonder - after all, it is one of the most beautiful and richest in tourist attractions regions in Poland! Lower Silesia is a place full of historical monuments, museums and natural peculiarities, as well as offering a variety of entertainment to delight every tourist. Visitors, lovers of history, castles, palaces and fortresses or fans of technical monuments will find something of interest here, as will those who want to spend this time walking in the mountains and looking for charming spots in nature. Use our guide to the attractions of Lower Silesia and plan your May weekend today!
Attractions of Lower Silesia for the May weekend
The pearl of Lower Silesia is undoubtedly the Karkonosze Mountains, which can be explored on numerous tourist routes. In the Karkonosze, it is worth seeing, among other things, the Kamieńczyk Waterfall - the largest waterfall in Poland with impressive cascades. Breathtaking mountain scenery is guaranteed by climbing the highest peaks of the Karkonosze - Śnieżka or Szrenica.
The labyrinth of Błędne Rocks and the astonishing rock formations on Szczeliniec in the Stołowe Mountains are other natural attractions of Lower Silesia ideal for a long May weekend. To these should also be added the caves - for example the Bear Cave in Kletno, which was discovered by accident in 1966 and still arouses the admiration of visitors due to the stalactites reflected in the underground lake.
A great idea for a long weekend in May for hiking and cycling enthusiasts is a trip to the Barycz Valley, where there are over 1000 km of trails and paths. It is also an ideal area for ornithology enthusiasts - it is especially worth visiting the viewing tower in Grabownica and the viewing tower in Dyminy, as well as taking a walk along the dyke at the Sunny Upper Pond.
A must-see place when spending May in Lower Silesia is Książ Castle. It is the third largest castle in Poland and one of the largest in Europe. The castle is surrounded by a historic park with a stud farm and there is a historic palm house nearby. The castle has not forgotten about the youngest visitors, for whom a ghost room has been created.
Recently, there had also been much talked about the lost Golden Train near Walbrzych. The undergrounds of the region hide many mysteries, which can be explored with the whole family or friends during a May trip. The undergrounds of Książ Castle are fascinating, although access to them is limited. The tunnels of the Riese Complex, the Kowary Adits or the Gold Mine in Złoty Stok are also worth seeing. There is the Orange Tram in the mine, which takes you to the only underground waterfall in Poland.
Another interesting idea for a May trip to Lower Silesia is a trip to the Czocha Castle - it will especially appeal to fans of such films as "The Cipher Fortress Mystery" and "The Witcher". The castle has a truly fairy-tale appearance, and the building itself is surrounded by many legends, which are repeated from generation to generation. Many people find numerous Masonic symbols in the castle, such as the triple staircase or hidden images of the devil.
Where else to go for a long May weekend in Lower Silesia? If you are keen on sightseeing, we recommend Świdnica, one of the most beautiful towns in the region. It is worth visiting the beautiful Old Town and climbing the new town hall tower, which offers a view over the whole town centre. The Market Square has several restaurants and cafes and the Museum of Old Trade. Another must-see in Świdnica is the Church of Peace of the Holy Trinity, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple was built of wood without the use of nails, which makes it the largest wooden Baroque church in Europe. And the richly decorated interior and huge organ are incredibly impressive!
Long May weekend in Lower Silesia? Book your accommodation at Europeum!
When planning a long May weekend in Lower Silesia, it is worth thinking in advance about finding appropriate accommodation. A great option is a hotel in Wrocław near the Market Square - it is an excellent starting point not only for sightseeing in Lower Silesia, but also for exploring the capital itself, where tourists will find plenty of attractions, monuments, a rich cultural offer and numerous possibilities to spend their free time. We write about what to do in Wrocław during the May weekend in a separate article. Book your hotel for the May weekend in Wrocław and spend an unforgettable weekend in Lower Silesia!