Lodge Activity

Photography

The Oak Lodge is your perfect base if you want to capture the beauty of nature through the lens of your camera. Centrally located, it provides excellent access to a variety of impressive natural sceneries and historical sites, starting right in front of the door.

Lower Silesia: A Paradise for Photographers

If you decide to take a short trip, within a few kilometers you can reach various national parks, lakes, mountains, and historical places that offer beautiful subjects for every taste, technique, and level of ambition. The diversity of landscapes is almost limitless.

As a little inspiration, here are five photography spots around the Oak Lodge in the Giant Mountains and Lower Silesia. These locations offer a wonderful variety of landscapes and historical sites, providing not only fascinating photo opportunities but also unforgettable experiences:

Giant Mountains National Park

Distance:

35km

Drive time:

60 min 

Duration:

Day Trip

This park offers a spectacular setting with high peaks, deep valleys, and rich flora and fauna. Especially the Mount Sněžka is a highlight for every nature photographer


Bóbr Valley

Distance:

16 km

Drive time:

35 min 

Duration:

min. 2-4 h 

The Bóbr River meanders through a picturesque landscape, offering numerous photo opportunities with its waterfalls, old bridges, and surrounding forests.


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Książ Castle

Distance:

60 km

Drive time:

90 min 

Duration:

min.5-6 h 

This historic castle, surrounded by a beautiful park, provides a majestic backdrop and numerous photographic perspectives, both day and night.


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Wodospad Kamieńczyka

Distance:

30 km

Drive time:

60 min 

Duration:

min. 4-6 h 

This impressive waterfall near Szklarska Poręba is a fantastic subject, especially when the water flows powerfully after heavy rains or during the snowmelt.


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Lost Places & History In Lower Silesia

Distance:

all around

Drive time:

various

Duration:

never done

Abandoned factories, old railway stations, castles, ruins and deserted houses hidden in the forests of Lower Silesia provide a unique atmosphere for fascinating and mysterious shots.


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Guided Photo Tours and Workshops

If you are looking for a professional mentor to accompany your tour or organize a group photography workshop, there is also the opportunity to participate in guided photo tours and individual or group workshops with the award-winning nature photographer and mountain hiker Szymon Bialic.

During these tours, you will learn the necessary techniques and philosophies to create exceptional and technically perfect landscape photos, including:

  • Building an appealing composition
  • Effective use of camera equipment
  • Planning photo tours
  • Observing and utilizing weather conditions
  • Editing and publishing photos

It doesn't matter what kind of camera you have. The main goal of the tours is to use the available equipment consciously. If your equipment has a manual mode, that's ideal as it allows full control over exposure – a key aspect for technically perfect photos. A tripod is also an essential tool for landscape photographers.

With years of experience, extensive knowledge, and an excellent understanding of the region, Szymon offers an ideal combination to support photographers of all levels.

Guided Photo Tours and Workshops

Booking a photo tour or workshop with Szymon Bialic is straightforward. You can contact him personally through the contact form on his website or via email.

For regular insights into his landscape shots, be sure to visit his Instagram channel. The photos shared there will surely increase your anticipation for your next vacation at The Lodge.

Castle/Palace, Cities & Architecture, Lost Place, Nature & Wilderness

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Książ Castle

Książ castle, also known as Fürstenstein, is one of the largest castles in Poland, dominating the landscape above the town of Wałbrzych in Lower Silesia. Its impressive history, dating back to the 13th century, as well as its architecture, make it a fascinating site for visitors from all around the world.

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Discover Silesia

Lower Silesia, a region in southwestern Poland, is where architecture, history, and nature converge into a unique blend offering an extraordinary experience. And The Oak Lodge is your perfect gateway to discover all the adventures and wonders it has to offer.

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Lwówek Śląski

Lwówek Śląski, formerly known as Löwenberg, was first documented in 1217 as “Lewenberc” and established as part of the first clearing settlements carried out by Duke Henry I in the 13th century. As one of the oldest towns in the region, it provides insight into the complex history of Silesia.

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We want every stay to be a unique and wonderful experience. That's why we regularly offer changing arrangements and packages to make your visit  even more memorable. The offerings vary depending on season, holidays, or special occasions, ensuring there's always something new.

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