Szklarska Poręba is the largest holiday resort and centre of winter sports in the Sudeten Mountains, with plenty of space for everyone among these beautiful surroundings. Although there are some museums in this animated town, people flock here mainly for the splendour of nature and for the abundance of outdoor activities the region has to offer. The town offers a wide variety of accommodation facilities.
The name Szklarska Poręba means ‘glass forest clearing’, and actually comes from the local glass making industry. For centuries the manufacturing of glass and glass products has been the chief driving force behind the development of the town. Szklarska Poreba is the site of the first glassworks to be founded in the Sudeten Mountains, which occurred as early as the 14th century. Szklarska Poręba is considered to be one of the finest mountain.
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