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Kamieńczyk Waterfall

Local name: Wodospad Kamieńczyka

The highest waterfall in Sudety has a threshold located at heights 846 meters above sea level. A three-level, 27-meter cascade gives it a special charm, falling into the picturesque Kamienczyk gorge. In the middle part, behind the stream of water, lies the Golden Cave - a cave that the Walloons sculpted in search of valuable ores.

One can visit Kamienczyk only in a helmet. What adds on to the waterfall is a hundred-meter long gorge, whose walls sometimes reach up to 25 m, and in the narrowest places the width does not exceed 4 m. Nearby there is a mountain Kamienczyk hostel, as well as “Sielanka” Hut with catering facilities.

The waterfall is one of the biggest attractions in Karkonosze and a "must see". Kamienczyk become the background for filming a popular novel “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Kaspian”. There is also an interesting legend related to the waterfall, which says it emerged from tears of water nymphs grieving after one of their sisters and her lover.

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