Discover beauty of Sudetes’ highest waterfall

The Kamieńczyk Waterfall, 843 metres tall, is the highest water cascade in the Polish Karkonosze Mountains being part of the Sudety Mountains range, south-west Poland.

The waterfall is located on the route from the town of Szklarska Poręba to the main ridge of the Karkonosze Mountains. Currently, the waterfall area, which is part of the Karkonosze National Park, established in 1959, is a ​​strictly protected area.

Behind the central cascade of the waterfall, there is the "Golden Pit" - an artificially carved cave, with clusters of pegmatite and amethysts, valued by collectors of ornamental stones. Near the waterfall there are the "Kamieńczyk" and "Szałas Sielanka" shelters.

The charm and fairy-tale atmosphere of the waterfall was appreciated by Andrew Adamson, director of the British fantasy film "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian", who decided to shoot some scenes for the popular film next to it.

The legend related to the waterfall says that the water flowing in it consists of the tears of seven nymphs mourning one of them who, while searching for her beloved who went on a journey and did not return for a long time, slipped, fell into a mountain abyss and died.

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