Świeradów-Zdrój is a scenic town situated in the heart of the Izera Mountains, at an altitude of 450 - 650 m above sea level. Furthermore, It has been known for its therapeutic properties for several hundred years. It is distinguished by an exceptional healing microclimate, as well as richness of mineral waters, radon waters and therapeutic mud deposits. In addition, the Izera Mountains are perfectly suited for hiking, cycling and skiing.
Due to being located near the border, Świeradów-Zdrój is also an excellent starting point for trips to the Czech Republic and Germany.
Świeradów-Zdrój is situated in the south-western part of the Lower Silesia Province, in the southern section of the Lubań county, in the Sudetes near Jelenia Góra. Furthermore, it is located in the Izera Mountains, in the valley of the Kwisa River (in the so-called Świeradów Depression), which separates “Wysoki Grzbiet” in the south from “Kamienicki Grzbiet” in the north. This town is adjacent to the Mirsk and Leśna municipalities, as well as the Czech Republic (Liberec Region, Liberec County).
Climatic conditions depend on global radiation, atmospheric circulation and local factors. In the Izera Mountains’ lowest parts, at an altitude of 450-600 m, the average annual temperature amounts to approx. 6.5 degrees, while the vegetation period lasts approx. 200 days and starts in mid-April. Furthermore, thermal summer is short (20-25 days). The level of 600-800 m is characterised by an annual temperature of approx. 5.5 - 6 degrees, while the vegetation period lasts here about 190 days and starts at the end of the second decade of April. The highest level over 800 m covers the Izera Mountains’ top parts. The average annual temperature amounts to 4.5 degrees, while the vegetation period lasts here about 175 days. A distinguishing feature of the Izera Mountains climate is high rainfall, the annual sum of which exceeds 1200 mm in the peak parts. On average, the snow cover lasts here for more than 110 days.
Furthermore, the south-west winds are dominant in this area. The location of Świeradów-Zdrój and Czerniawa-Zdrój in the vicinity of extensive forests on mountain slopes provides a stimulating climate, characterised by significant biological activity. It is a special, therapeutic and balsamic climate with the scent of forest needles. Among other, it is influenced by height above sea level, mountains, forest and vapours of the local mineral waters. The climate of immediate vicinity of Świeradów-Zdrój is the coldest and wettest in the entire Sudetes Mountains, so it is sharp and tempering, while in the Izerskie Foothills it is subtle and warm.