D-37, May 28, Świeradów-Zdrój to Luban

Yesterday’s rain caused us to plan our gondola trip up the mountain this morning and then take a bus to Luban around noon. Well, it continued raining this morning so our climb to the gondola was a wet one. Once on top of the 3600 ft mountain, the rain stopped and we began a hike toward the Czech Republic border, maybe a few kms. The path got so rocky, I bowed out for fear of getting a bone bruise–so I missed it by 600 m!

The pics show the gondola and the bottom right the hall of their big hotel–note the wood-carved walls and ceilings.

On the way back down, we again filled up on the “miracle” water. See Joyce Summer’s comment for yesterday on what potential ailments this water might cure! Once at the bottom, the downpour was relentless and the bus schedule showed nothing go Luban today. A quick look at another night here vs a taxi (at only $25)  to Luban turned into a no-brainer. While in the cab, I reserved us a “great” deal with Booking.com: a brand new Novotel Hotel suite for the two of us for $38. 

Also tried to reserve something at Görlitz at the German border for tomorrow night–YES, one more day in Poland.


  1. Joyce Summers — 05-28-2016 at 2:56 pm

    Glad you are taking care of yourself: slowing your pace for sure footing when walking in ruts, drinking the healing spring water, and avoiding rocky trails. You have a long walk still ahead of you. I thought Eddie gave up his backpack a long time ago and was traveling light. Nice you found a good deal on a hotel. It has taken over a month to walk through Poland. Tomorrow you will be in Germany on familiar hiking trails. Is Eddie continuing on?

    • kurt — 05-28-2016 at 8:19 pm

      No, Eddie is going his way in Poland.

  2. Edward Wolski — 06-05-2016 at 6:04 am

    Yes,Im staying in Swieradow and drinking healing spring water.
    Thank You spring!

  3. Joanne Lopez-Rojas — 06-05-2016 at 11:36 pm

    Adios Poland, Hola Germany..This written journal is the BEST Kurt.