ZAPRASZAMY NA WYJĄTKOWY KONCERT ZESPOŁU "BOYS"
49. Festiwal Moniuszkowski, Kudowa-Zdrój 18-20 sierpnia 2011. Zapraszamy serdecznie.
Foto Klub Kudowa zaprasza do udziału w konkursie fotograficznym "Kudowa Jakiej nie znamy"
15. LATO FILMOWE W HRABSTWIE KŁODZKIM - „MISTRZOWIE KINA” KUDOWA - ZDRÓJ 10-13 lipca 2011
Kudowa Zdrój is situated in the Sudety Mountains, in the south-west part of Klodzko Land, on the altitude of 388 - 700 meters above the sea level. The town with the population of 11 000 inhabitants is located in a valley 9 km long and 6 km wide surrounded by the Stołowe Mountains ( The Table Mountains), Lewinskie Hills and the Orlickie Mountains.
When about 15 000 years ago glaciers moved away the first settlements of hunters-gatherers, coming from the Danube appeared here. The mild Atlantic climate, which prevailed here about 8 000 years ago, encouraged colonization. This mild climate lasted until the 13th century A. D.
Archaeologists found 12 people’s settlements from the stone age and bronze age near Park Mountain, Świni Grzbiet and Ivy Mountain.
Such early settlements show that there must have been something very attractive near Kudowa Zdrój.
Health resort values and medical care.
Kudowa Zdrój belongs to the oldest health resorts both in Poland and in Europe. Its location in a valley surrounded by forests and the whole year’s south-west ocean air circulation makes the climate of Kudowa Zdrój mild. Cooler summers and warmer winters make it possible to offer health resort treatment all year long. Abundance of mineral waters favours treatment of numerous illnesses especially those connected with heart, anaemia, hyperthyroidism, obesity and respiratory system.
On the area of Zdrojowy Park there are 8 mineral water springs, ecologically uncontaminated, qualified as hydrogen-carbonate-sodium-calcium, arsenic and furruginous acidic waters, which are commonly appreciated in balneology and health resort treatment. There are the following springs: Jędrzej Śniadecki, Leon Marchlewski, Stanisław Moniuszko (used for drinking treatment) and Zdrój Górny ( used for mineral baths ). The remaining three are not used. Treatment, specialists consultations, laboratory diagnosis, applied treatment (mineral and dry baths, inhalations, hydrotherapy, manual, underwater and vibratory massages and electrotherapy ) are performed by highly specialized medical staff and nurses. Most springs are located on the area of Zdrojowy Park where you can find rare plants and beautiful walk lanes, Mineral Waters Well-Room and physiotherapeutic facilities.
History - 653 years on the map of Europe
The oldest written, found so far historical reference about the village from which grew the pearl of Lower - Silesian health resorts comes from 10 September 1354. Then Czermna appears for the first time on a church list. So the year 2004 is the time of Kudowa Zdrój Great Jubilee. Its crowning achievement is signing the proclamation about the European Town, together with the Czech Nachod celebrating its 750 anniversary.
The old Czermna from the 14th century occupied the area of today’s Kudowa centre, so strictly speaking it included the park and the whole health resort. It is shown in the name: Czermnenske Lezne used in relation to today’s heath resort. So it seems obvious that the origin of Kudowa is in Czermna. Then on the borders of Czermna a poor town started to appear bearing the name Chudoba. Because Chudoba was closer to the health resort than Czermna it spread to create the present town.
The development of Chudoba is directly linked with the discovery of mineral waters. The information about them comes from 1580. In 1636 first bathing facilities were built. The town was developing rapidly, new guest houses and baths appeared. The area of today’s park was dried, a beautiful promenade was founded. In 1850 prof. Adolf Duflos from Wrocław made precise chemical analysis of Kudowa healing waters. In 1949 M. Szmytówna in the Research Institute in Szczawno Zdrój confirmed the results of the research conducted by Dyllos. From 1850 till 1949 the mineral waters of Kudowa Zdrój did not change in respect of chemical content. They are permanent and constant.