Friday, 7 October 2016

Wysoki Kamień

Wysoki Kamień (Ger. Hochstein them Isergebirge 1058 m a.m.s.l.) - the peak in the Western Sudetes, located in Wysoki Grzbiet (Jizera Mountains), just above the Szklarska Poręba. From the top of the peak you can see the panorama of the Giant Mountains, Kaczawskie Mountains and Rudawy Janowickie.

Straight from the top of Wysoka Kopa, we went in the direction to the Wysoki Kamień. On the way we pass by closed quartz mines again.

Around us spread the beautiful views from time to time enter into a charming tunnels of trees.

At the top there is a shelter Wysoki Kamień and a good vantage point of stacked rocks, from which spread a beautiful view of Szklarska Poreba and the whole Sudety.

In 1837 the Schaffgotsch family, who own the land, built on top of the shelter Hochsteinbaude, as one of the first in the Sudetenland. In 1875 was established an observation tower, but in 1882 the building shelter burned down but it was rebuilt in short time. After world war II was vandalized and robbed, it was opened again to tourists in 1947, but had only a few beds. In 1962, non-renovated hostel was closed, and in 1963 was demolished.

In 1996, a tender was announced for purchase of the land. The tender won by the family Gołba from Szklarska Poreba. Since that year, thanks to the new owners, this area was began to improve and started construction of a new shelter.

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