The Valley Of Palaces And Gardens – On The Trail Of Local Alcohols


The Valley of Palaces and Gardens is not only about the sights. For centuries, this place has also been known of its laboratory tradition. In addition to the medical specifics, ointments, and apparently even the recipe for the potion of immortality, the laboratory technicians from the Karkonosze Mountains have specialized in the production of alcoholic beverages. This centuries-old tradition has survived to this day, and during our trip we want to present it to you.

We offer a tasting of local spirits, interwoven stories about the laboratory traditions, legends of the Karkonosze and the history of the Valley of Palaces and Gardens. At the beginning of the trip, each participant receives a special “drinking horn” glass which can only be put down after emptying it. During the tour around historic buildings, we will taste a local liquor “Echt Stonsdorfer” in Staniszów; a beer at the Palace in Miłków produced by its present owner and finally, in the Pavilion in Bukowiec – with beautiful views of Śnieżka – listen to the stories of the Karkonosze traditions while trying the Walloon Beer. In front of the newly renovated Palace in Karpniki we will taste the liqueur “Echt Fischbacher” produced according to an old recipe in the last house in the village.
At the end we will fortify ourselves with the Karkonosze Liqueur made from thirty herbs and berries found in the Karkonosze and the Jizera Mountains.


  • Paulinum Palace / Black Manorhouse / Palace in Staniszów / Palace in Miłków / Palace in Mysłakowice / The Tyrolean Houses / Palace in Bukowiec / Palace in Karpniki / Palace in Wojanow / Palace in Lomnica / Palace in Pakoszow

Duration time:

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Tours for individuals (van and guide included):

  • price 125 PLN/ person;
  • It is possible to book a trip for any date, the minimum number of participants is 6.
  • Make an advance booking through a „contact us“ form..We set off at 10.00 o’clock from a parking lot at Sandra Hotel in Karpacz or from any other place arranged beforehand.
  • Price does not include entrance tickets.

Tours for groups (transportation, guide, accident insurance included):

  • price 100 PLN / person for groups 15 – 30 prsn;
  • price 89 zPLN/ person for griups 30 and more;
  • It is possible to book a trip for any date. The final price, schedule and duration are then determined on the basis of the number of participants, place of stay, type of transport, and additional needs of participants.
  • Price does not include entrance tickets.