spa: mountain spa
climate: mountain climate, moderately, strongly stimulating
height: 560 m above sea level
postal code: 54-580 Duszniki
telephone area code: +48-74
Main treatment areas:
heart diseases, gastrological, pulmonary and gynaecological diseases, osteoporosis.
Natural therapeutic resources:
therapeutic mineral springs, bicarbonate oxalate waters with high carbon dioxide content, therapeutic mud.
Poland's largest facility producing free carbon dioxide from oxalate mineral waters.
Duszniki Zdrój is a charming health and holiday resort in the Sudety mountains, in the valley of the river Bystrzyca Dusznicka, between the Orlickie and Bystrzyckie mountains. The surrounding hillsides are covered with spruce and beech forests. The gentle mountain climate is conducive to convalescence. Duszniki Zdrój is divided into the town part, with historical houses, and the spa part, which includes a physiotherapy centre and the beautiful Zdrojowy Park. The park includes a flower clock, a colourful fountain, and the historical Fryderyk Chopin Theatre.
sanatoriums and spa hospitals with 1,218 beds.
physiotherapy centres, a pump-room with indoor promenade.
Attractions and cultural events:
International Chopin Festival (August), Winter Picnic (February, March), Sudety National Cross-country Skiing Competition (March), Summer Biathlon World Cup (August).
Tourism and sports:
numerous tourist routes, biking routes, tennis courts, ski lifts. Mt Zieleniec (950 m), which lies within the commune limits, is a popular winter sports centre with 19 ski lifts, the Ponderoza Stables, and sport equipment rental. Places worth visiting include the Pod Muflonem hostel nearby and the Topieliska nature reserve at the foot of Mt Zieleniec.