spa: mountain spa
climate: submontane climate, moderately, strongly stimulating
height: 400 m above sea level
postal code: 34-700 Kudowa Zdrój
telephone area code: +48-74
Main treatment areas:
heart diseases, diseases of the peripheral vessels, endocrinal diseases, diseases of the blood and the haematopoietic system, digestive system disorders in children, obesity.
Natural therapeutic resources:
4 springs of bicarbonate-calcium-sodium oxalate waters; gas source of carbon dioxide, used for carbon dioxide dry gas baths.
Kudowa lies at 400 m above sea level, in the western part of Kłodzka Valley, next to Stołowe Mountains National Park, and near the Polish-Czech border. The first spa facilities were set up as early as 1636. Kudowa's intensive development started in 1905, when the new Spa House was built and railway connections to the spa were ensured.
sanatoriums and spa hospitals with 997 beds.
baths, pump-room, gyms in the spa hospitals Zameczek and Jagusia.
The 19th century concert hall (Teatr pod Blacha from the 19th century) is the venue for the International Moniuszko Festival (June); other events include the Pre-school Children's Theatre Festival "We Are All Children", the fair "Goodbye to Summer", the fair "Kudowa Radio With a Smile" (July, August), Czech Film Review (May), Sports Stars Versus Stage Stars (July), Folk Feast in Pstrażna (August), Polish-Czech Christian Culture Days.
Tourism and sports:
outdoor pool, sports field, horse-riding centre, tennis courts. Kudowa is a good base for trips to the Stołowe mountains, including Mt. Szczeliniec (919 m), where there is a nature reserve and fantastic rock formations.