Karpacz is a spa and ski resort in Jelenia Góra, Lower Silesia province, south-western Poland, as well as one of the most important mountain hiking and skiing centres, including ski jumping. Its population is about 5000. Karpacz is located in the Krkonoše Mountains, a center of increasing importance for tourism as an alternative to the Alps.
The carpathian is located at 480 to above sea level. South of Karpacz on the border with the Czech Republic is The Snow White-Sněžka Mountain.
The first settlements in the Carpathian region are recorded by the official website of the city as likely Celtic origin and dated to the 4th or 3rd century BC, when they lived in the region as part of the gold mining taking place in the area. The first mention of the permanent location within the current borders of the city dates back to the beginning of the 15th century and related to the destruction of the arms village, whose inhabitants moved to settle in the area currently located at the height of the railway station in city.
The settlement was mentioned around 1599 due to the extraction of lead and iron in the region.
Since the construction of the first Krummhübel rail link in 1895, history has been linked to the development of the metallurgical industry and the progress of tourism. The ethnically German village was part of Austria and Austria-Hungary from 1526 to 1742, the Kingdom of Prussia from 1742 to 1870 and then by Germany from 1871 to 1945.
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