The diverse geological structure, flora and fauna of the Krkonoše Mountains is presented by a scientifically developed atlas, jointly published by Krkonoše National Park and its Czech counterpart. The maps reflect not only the tourist attractions of Lower Silesia, such as the roads to nieżka, Szrenica or the Kamieńczyk waterfall – but also the many boulders, peat bogs, and natural sites on either side of the border.

Dr. Hobb oversaw the development of the Atlas of the Karkonos Mountains. Valdemar Spalk. The cartographer from the University of Wroclaw asserts that these mountains hide many secrets and riches – their diverse geological structure, flora and fauna can also be explored in less crowded places.

This is the first regional atlas of the Karkonos Mountains. The Polish-Czech friendly has prepared, and here we have complete information about the regions on both sides of the border ”- confirms Professor Sabalek. The atlas in pfd form can be obtained from the website of the Karkonosze National Park https: // The book will be awarded to the participants in the projects Educational organized by Karkonosze National Park.

The atlas contains maps with brief descriptions. However, it is not a travel guide. It is aimed at those who are not content with hiking in the mountains alone, and who would like to know more about the area.

“It is a compendium of knowledge on various topics related to the Karkonosze region. This is mainly natural information: the plant world, the animal world, inanimate nature: geology, climate, water, soil, rocks, minerals and the so-called geological sites – things of particular interest from the point of view of Geological and geomorphological consideration” – the author listsسرد

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Professor Spalik encourages people to choose not only the most popular routes while hiking in the Karkonos Mountains. He admits that Śnieżka – the highest point in this range, distinctive external features of a definite shape – is perhaps the most interesting in terms of landscape. But it also points to other interesting places.

“On the hills west of Śnieżka, we have many boulders, natural sites and beautiful peat bogs. But also the entire Czech side of Karkonosze, a little lower, is very interesting and diverse. The Polish side of the Karkonosze mountains is geologically homogeneous. On the Czech side, the geology is much more complex, which is What translates to landscape ”, emphasizes the cartographer.

More on this topic in a short film on the YouTube channel of the University of Wroclaw:

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