spa: submontane health spa
climate: submontane climate, moderately stimulating
height: 400-430 m above sea level
postal code: 58-310 Szczawno Zdrój
telephone area code: +48-74
Main treatment areas:
diseases of the respiratory, urinary and digestive systems, orthopaedic and post-traumatic disorders.
Natural therapeutic resources:
mineral waters, sodium and bicarbonate oxalate waters.
bottling of the therapeutic waters Dabróka and Mieszko.
Szczawno Zdrój lies at 400-430 m above sea level, between the Wałbrzyskie mountains and the hills of Wałbrzyskie Plateau, with a climate modified through the influence of Wałbrzych. Mineral springs had been known and utilized here for a few centuries, but it was not until 1601 that their therapeutic qualities were studied and described for the first time. The first sanatorium was built in 1815, and two parks, Zdrojowy and Szwedzki, covering 120 hectares, were established, with numerous exotic tree and shrub species. The Spa House in Szczawno is one of the finest spa buildings in Poland.
sanatoriums and spa hospitals with 877 beds.
physiotherapy centres, pump-room.
Attractions and cultural events:
The most prestigious events are held in the Spa Theatre, which has a beautiful Rococo-style hall from 1860. Regular events include the Henryk Wieniawski Music Festival (June), summer classical-guitar courses (August), Balloon Fiesta, Kite Festival, and qualifying rounds for the World Cup in dressage.
Tourism and sports:
outdoor pool, tennis courts, sports field, holidays on horseback, horseback rides and riding lessons at the Dworzysko centre. It is worth seeing Książ Castle, from the 13th century, and the Lubiechów Palm House from 1911, a hothouse growing many rare and exotic plants.