KAMIEŃCZYK WATERFALL

KAMIEŃCZYK WATERFALL

It is the highest waterfall in the Polish Karkonosze Mountains.
It was created by the pipe with the same name, flowing from the slopes of Szrenica. Next, in the place referred to as the first threshold of the Waterfall, 27-meter water drops from a height of 843m above sea level, a three-part cascade straight to the Kamieńczyk Gorge. The gorge is long 100 m, high, 30-meter high rock walls and a width ranging from 6 do 15m.
An interesting fact is, that the central cascade of the Waterfall covers an artificially carved cave- the so-called. “The Golden Jam”, containing clusters of amethysts and pegmatites. It is very old- mentions of it have already been found in medieval chronicles.

Tourists can admire the waterfall from two different places:
· From the Kamieńczyk Shelter
It is a more convenient and less cumbersome option- it is enough to approach the fence near the shelter; however, from there you can only see the top of the Waterfall.
Wishing to see it in all its glory, the second option remains, or:
ˇ descent down the gorge via the red trail
You must pay for this visit at the ticket office, while the price includes a helmet, which will perfectly protect the head against falling rock fragments. It is generally not a difficult trail, has been specially adapted to the needs of tourists and only the last part of it may cause some difficulties. It is estimated that the entire trip should last from 2 do 3 hours. However, it is worth the effort and time and effort, for the views that await us as a reward, and which cannot be seen from any other place.

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