Jelenia Góra, formerly called Hirschberg, with a population of about 85,000, is
located 160 Km east of the German city of Dresden. It lies in a valley
at the confluence of the Kamienna (German: Zacken) and Bóbr (German: Bober) rivers.
The valley is bounded to the south by the Karkonosze Mountains (German: Riesengebirge),
whose highest peak, the Śniezka ("Snow White" in English), measures 1603 meters. To the north, the valley is
bounded by the Kačavské Mountains (German: Bober-Katzbachgebirge) with the town of
Jężow Sudecki (German: Grunau) that is famous among aviators as one of the birthplaces of
The official web site for Jelenia Góra is at www.jeleniagora.pl