Wałbrzych is a picturesque city located in the heart of the Sudetes in Poland and is the second-largest city in Lower Silesia. With many modern production plants, Wałbrzych is one of the best economic zones in Europe.
Previously known as Leśny Gród, Wałbrzych was a coal-mining city for 500 years, which ended in 1995. Since 2014, it has been called the City of the Golden Train.
Wałbrzych is uniquely situated in Poland, surrounded by the Wałbrzyskie and Kamienne Mountains, and close to the Karkonosze, the Stołowe, and the Sowie Mountains. Wałbrzych’s mid-mountain location allows residents and tourists alike to enjoy shopping malls, cultural institutions, comprehensive medical care, and sports facilities – all minutes apart from scenic forests and mountains.
With over 60% of the area of Wałbrzych being parks, forests and green areas, the city has the densest network of walking and cycling routes in Poland.
“Wałbrzych Centrum” is currently being built, which will be a central and important point Lower Silesia and Poland. This modern shopping mall will have a multi-story car park, a train station, and a bus station. It is expected to serve over two million travelers annually.
As an important transport hub for Lower Silesia and Poland, one can reach Warsaw by train in less than 4.5 hours and Wrocław in only 50 minutes from Wałbrzych. You can also reach destinations like Jelenia Góra and Kłodzko in Poland, and the Rock towns in the Czech Republic.
All in all, Wałbrzych is the ideal place to live for those who want to take advantage of the rich offerings of a large city without the noise, crowded streets, or traffic jams. The city offers therapeutic services in nearby spas, as well as good medical care. Living in Wałbrzych you are not only close to mountains, monuments, and nature, but also cinemas, theaters, museums, concert halls, and great sports facilities.
Głuszyca is a small but developing tourist town at the foot of the Sowie and Kamienne Mountains.
It’s the perfect place for those who love hiking, mountaineering, and cycling. Głuszycka’s MTB Sudety Zone is the largest and fastest-growing network of mountain bike routes in Poland – of which was awarded the “tourist Oscar” by the Polish Tourist Organization for “Best Tourist Product” in 2016.
Głuszyca is the ideal place to live and spend your free time actively. There is an indoor and outdoor pool, skate park, and its biggest tourist attraction – the Underground City of Osówka (part of the Riese complex), which is visited by almost 100,000 tourists annually.
Głuszyca is also known for organizing the “Sudecka Żyleta” Mountain Marathon and the Głuszyca Górna-Janovićki border crossing is very popular among tourists. Głuszyca offers its residents free bus transport throughout the municipality and has an electric bike rental. The public transport buses run to Wałbrzych.
The mountainous scenery isn’t the only advantage of Jedlina-Zdrój. This charming spa town provides numerous opportunities for wellness, natural medicine, and outdoor activities; all while conveniently located near tourist attractions, such as the Magic Mountain Park, the unique lookout tower on Mount Borowa, and Jedlinka Palace.
Jedlinka Palace is a very important tourist attraction. In addition to visiting this interesting landmark by day, you can spend the night and sample excellent beers brewed in the local brewery from original recipes.
While Jedlina-Zdrój is known for its tourism and spa and medical services, it is also recognized for providing comfortable lives for its inhabitants. People who live there have access to an outstanding public bus service, a well-developed city park, a thriving cultural center, and the Activ Jedlina Sports and Recreation Complex.
Activ Jedlina has a stadium with a football field, a modern CrossFit gym, a skatepark, playground, and a sunbathing and relaxation area. It also hosts a variety of sporting events, like the Mountain Half-Marathon, Festival of Activity, International Petanque Festival, International Children’s Football Tournament, and much more.
Jedlina-Zdrój will soon be a must-see destination for railway enthusiasts and tourists alike when the renovation of railway line No. 285 (Jedlina-Zdrój to Świdnica) is completed at a cost of over 110 million PLN. Once launched, it will be one of the most beautiful railway lines in Poland, moving through the slopes of the mountains near the Bystrzyca River and the magnificent Grodno Castle, and passing through a series of charming railway stations.
Jedlina-Zdrój and Wałbrzych are neighbors, connected by public bus.
IT’S REALLY WORTH IT
Many of us will eventually ask ourselves some of the most important questions:
Where can I live well and peacefully?
Where can I invest in and run my business efficiently?
- Where can my children live safely with access to the best schools?
Where can we get good medical care?
There are a lot of answers, but at InVałbrzych, we want to tell you why you should choose Głuszyca, Jedlina-Zdrój, and Wałbrzych.
Each of these cities offers something different: Głuszyca is a prime location for tourists and cycling, Jedlina-Zdrój is a picturesque health resort, and Wałbrzych is the second-largest city in Lower Silesia with excellent access to education, culture, and medical services.
But they all have one thing in common: a beautiful and scenic location in the heart of the Sudetes.
Głuszyca, Jedlina-Zdrój, and Wałbrzych are all surrounded by mountains and forests with a variety of tourist attractions. You can work, rest, and live actively away from the traffic jams and the hustle and bustle of big cities.
We hope that the information provided here or by reaching out to us directly will help you make your choice.