Snowy Cirques

Karkonosze (Giant Mountains) is one of the most interesting mountain regions in Central Europe, both in terms of landscape and nature. Along the main ridge runs the Czech-Polish border. On both sides of the border are designated national parks, and these together constitute a cross-border biosphere reserve under the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme. You can find there characteristic rock formations, unique forest ecosystems, alpine animals and plants, including endemic species and post-glacial relicts. The richest place in Karkonosze in terms of the flora are Snowy Cirques. The walls of post-glacier cirques present endemic vegetation, especially the Basalt Core in the Small Snowy Cirque - unique in the whole of Europe. You can find there the relict of the Ice Age - snow saxifrage, and the endemite - basalt saxifrage.


  1. piękne są wiosenne kwiaty w górach:)

  2. amazing and beautiful scenery.

  3. Stunning scenery. Haven't been to Poland or the old Czechoslovakia since 1970. Will always remember that trip.

  4. Rugged, beautiful country! Tom The Backroads Traveller

  5. The Mother says - Beautiful scenery here #alphabetphoto

  6. These rock formation is fabulous and beautiful!!

    Thank you in linking Water World Wednesday. I do appreciate it and see you next week!

  7. I had to look up the definition of Quaternary-new word for me. Very good example.

  8. Wonderful photos! The land is always amazing me with its rugged and beautiful formations.

  9. Amazing landscapes! Beautiful pics. Happy ABCW!


Post a Comment

I will be very much appreciate all your comments and insights. Thank you.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Most Popular Articles

Malbork - the world's largest brick castle

Former industrial empire of Izrael Poznański in Łódź, Poland

Mountain ranges in Poland

Modlin Fortress - the largest fortification complex in Europe

Saffron conspiracies - a symbol of spring in the Polish mountains

Poznański Palace in Łódź - impressive manufacturer's residence

Azalea and Rhododendron Park in Kromlau, Germany

Poznań Old Town

Viscri - picturesque Saxon village in Transylvania, Romania

Most Recent Articles

See Also