Szklarka Waterfall (German: Kochelfall) - the second highest, after Kamieńczyk Waterfall (27 m high), a waterfall in the Polish Karkonosze.
Szklarka Waterfall is located at 520 m above sea level. and is 13.3 m high. Its waters are falling in a wide cascade, characteristically narrowing downwards and spiraling, where it forms an evacuation boiler. The waterfall and its surroundings constitute an enclave of the Karkonosze National Park.
A wide path leads to the waterfall from the car park, ending with a viewing platform. Entrance to the National Park is payable. The waterfall is accessible to disabled people using wheelchairs. At the waterfall there is a "Kochanówka" hostel, the only facility of this type in Piechowice, near the border with Szklarska Poręba.
It is the most visited waterfall in the Giant Mountains due to its location on the E65 road (national road No. 3) next to Szklarska Poręba. The waterfall itself lies slightly above the mouth of Szklarki to Kamienna in a picturesque gorge among a beautiful mixed forest.
In the nineteenth century, a small weir was built above the waterfall by the Karkonoskie Association (Riesengebirgsverein), whose quick opening resulted in an effective drop of water for a moment.
January 30, 2017
The Kochelfall is 13m high and is the second largest waterfall in the Polish part of the Giant Mountains.
You can park directly in front of the national park (there are some typical stalls here). From the road it is about 500m to the waterfall.
To get there, you have to pay entrance to the National Park at a small gate: 3zł / children and 6zł / adult. To make this entry worthwhile, you could use the Kochelfall as a starting point for a longer hike. The trails are very clean and well maintained.
May 17, 2015
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