Surroundings - tourist values

Surroundings - tourist values

Kobyla Góra is located within the area of protected landscape "Wzgórza Ostrzeszowskie i Kotlina Odolanowska". Nature and landscape values are represented by glacial tectonic, stacked, morainic hills and forests. The major values of the protected landscape are: terrain, geological formations and forest areas.

Kobyla Góra is crossed by the Stream Meresznica whose water flows to Lake Blewązka (18 ha) - currently the biggest tourist attraction of the commune. Water of Meresznica used to drive as many as six water wheels situated within the section between Kobyla Góra and Kuźnica Myślniewska.

The highest elevation of the Ostrzeszowskie Hills, and the whole Greater Poland - Kobyla Góra, whose height is 284 above the sea level, is located here as well.

In 1999, thanks to priest Mirosław Litwinowicz's effort a twenty-meter Greater Poland Cross (also called the Millennium Cross) was raised on the top of the hill to express gratitude for 2000 years of Christianity and it stands as a memorial of the turn of the millennia. Since that time the hill has been referred to as Góra Krzyża (Mount Cross) and became place of religious or cultural events, like outdoor concerts of classical music.

Tourist trails running from Kobyla Góra lead to monuments, places of interesting history or wonderful viewpoints.

During your stay in Kobyla Góra you can see:

WROCŁAW (67 km from Kobyla Góra)
Wrocław, the capital of Lower Silesia, is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Poland. It is located at the foot of the Sudety Mountains, over River Odra, and it is crossed by its various tributaries and canals. It is a unique city of 12 islands and 112 bridges. Because of its riverside location and a large number of bridges and footbridges it is called "Polish Venice". Rich and turbulent history of the city is on its walls. The times of early Middle Ages are evoked by Ostrów Tumski with perfectly preserved one of the most beautiful complexes of sacral architecture in Europe. The Wrocław town hall is listed among the most magnificent gothic buildings in Central Europe. In Wrocław you can also see the biggest Polish baroque interior preserved to our times. It is Aula Leopoldyńska located in the 17th century building of the University.

KALISZ (61 km from Kobyla Góra)
Second biggest city in Greater Poland is located in a picturesque valley of River Prosna. The oldest traces of human activity on the area of the city dates back to Mesolithic Age. Intensive settlement in the times of Roman influences resulted from its location in an important point of the "Amber Road" connecting the Roman Empire with the Baltic coast. Its status as a settlement centre is proven by the fact that in approximately 2nd century A.D. Alexandrian scholar Claudius Ptolemy in his "Geography" mentioned "Kalisia" identified by researchers as Kalisz. This record caused that Kalisz boasts the oldest written history among Polish cities.

SYCÓW (12 km from Kobyla Góra)
Syców and its close surroundings, on which it has served system-varied yet always central administrative functions, belongs geographically to Silesia and has shared its historical destiny with it. From the dawn of Polish state the area witnessed struggles and disputes with the Czechs and Germans. The oldest historical record about Syców is found in a document of Wrocław prince Henryk IV Probus from 1276 in an old-Polish version "Syczowe", later the following names are mentioned: Wartenberg, Polnisch Wartenberg, Gross Wartenberg.

OSTRZESZÓW (8 km from Kobyla Góra)
Ostrzeszów has existed since 12th century as a defensive town on the border of Greater Poland and Silesia. It was founded under Magdeburg rights and its rank is emphasized by the fact of having customs house. Early development of the city is indicated by foundation of a defensive castle and a gothic parish church by Casimir the Great in the 14th century. Trade and craft activity, privileges to organise markets, right to collect bridge customs from foreign merchants and arrival of the Bernardine order fostered development of the city from the half of 17th century.

KĘPNO (17 km from Kobyla Góra)
Kępno is located on the southern edge of Greater Poland. Its name derives from physiographical conditions of the part of valley Niesob where the city was founded. At the end of 13th century the city is mentioned in documents under various names: "Longinfort sive Campno". In 1282 while signing agreement with Mszczuj, the ruler of Pomerania, Premislaus II of Greater Poland ordered Kepno to copy civic rights used in Kalisz. The above mentioned agreement allowed Premislaus II to unite most Polish lands in his hands and crown himself and thus end fragmentation of medieval Poland.

Dyskoteka M.R.EPOKA CLUB (Kobyla Góra)
The discotheque opened in 2004. Two techno and dance floors, 3 well-stocked bars, beer gardens and 2 attended parking lots.