Jelenia Gora, my mothers hometown.

Jelenia Gora Bronze Deer

Jelenia Gora, my mothers hometown.

Jelenia gora is a small town in the south west of Poland, in 2010 it had 84000 inhabitants (source).
There is not much to the town for someone that does not have a connection to it, there is a cute city center with beautiful buildings.
After waking up at Hotel Mercure, me and my brother had a nice breakfast. The hotel was okay, but we really expected such a large and well known hotel chain to have AC on the room.

This was the only day on our trip that we would not move to a new place. We where to spend the entire day in Jelenia Gora.

After breakfast we jumped in the Jeep and took a trip to see where my mother grew up, it was interesting to see. After seeing that we went in to town and parked the Jumbo and went in to the tourist information centre. It was not big and they did only speak Polish and German. The few tourists they have in town are mainly from Germany, since Jelenia Gora was previously a part of Germany (before the World War 2).

Jelenia Gora Feast of the Holy Cross Church
Jelenia Gora Feast of the Holy Cross Church

I had previously posted on a Swedish Facebook site for people interested in Overlanding and Jeeps (“Seven bar Adventures”), i said that i was to be in Jelenia Gora and actually got a comment from a nice man called Michal. He said that he also where in Jelenia Gora.

Jelenia Gora St. Anne Chapel and Wojanowska Gate
Jelenia Gora St. Anne Chapel and Wojanowska Gate

After a day of walking around in the city we met up with Michal who was born in Jelenia Gora but moved to Sweden. It was a interesting evening, enjoying Polish typical dishes. It was wonderful!
Michal also gave us a tip that we should go up in the watch tower. It was worth a visit! It gave a good view of both the town center and the surrounding mountains.
The town is well off the beaten path for tourists and pretty much all activities in the town are free of charge (the watch tower for example).
For anyone passing my the area i can recommend a visit.

Jelenia Gora Watch tower
Jelenia Gora Watch tower