SZRENICA

SZRENICA

It is a peak located near the Czech border in the western Krkonoše Mountains, within the territory of the Krkonoše National Park. Its height is 1362m above sea level. There is a rock formation on the northern slope “Horseheads”. The famous Mountain Observatory of the Department of Meteorology and Climatology of the University of Wrocław is located in Hala Szrenicka. This facility was founded in 1957 year by prof. Aleksander Kosiba on the occasion of the 3rd International Geophysical Year. From the very beginning, the observatory was located in the hostel building “Szrenica” (situated on the western slope, which also houses the GOPR station), in which in 1972 a fire broke out in the year. After that event, the shelter was moved to a stone shelter on the top of Szrenica, to return in 1993 year again to the shelter after its completed by the new, private owner. To this day (significantly modernized) the observatory fulfills its scientific research. Towering over Szklarska Poręba, Szrenica is the place where the largest ski resort in the entire Polish Sudetes was created: Ski Arena. The average annual temperature in Szrenica is approx. +2 st. C.

 

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