The Geological Heritage of the Land of Extinct Volcanoes

The Land of Extinct Volcanoes
is one of the most interesting regions in Poland
in terms of geology!

Where to find former volcanoes?

Of course, the Kaczawskie Mountains and Foothills are not the only place in Poland where you can find hills and rocks that testify to past volcanic activity. However, the variety of volcanic rock formations and the clear traces of three periods of volcanic activity set our region apart on the map of Poland, and even Europe.

Three periods of volcanism

The volcanoes in the area of today’s Kaczawskie Foothills didn’t erupt simultaneously.
We can observe the remnants of volcanic activity from three geological periods here:

Paleozoic volcanism
(around 500 million years ago)
Permian volcanism
(around 270 million years ago)
Cenozoic volcanism
(around 20 million years ago)

Or maybe with a guide?

In our Geopark, you can take advantage of
a variety of geological workshops and trips.
Here are the upcoming events for Earth Science enthusiasts.

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Document your conquest of the volcanoes
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Other geosites

Geosites are places of particular interest from the perspective of Earth Sciences.

They also have significant educational value. This means that they are places that allow for discussing various geological mechanisms and phenomena.

In our Geopark, not only volcanoes deserve attention!

These are also places where you can find other types of rocks, interesting landforms, and scenic viewpoints. We have chosen as many as 136 such places, out of which 32 are our “top 30,” meaning they have particular educational or touristic value. They are worth a visit!

The interactive map of geosites

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warsztaty w Krainie Wygasłych Wulkanów

Educational materials to download

Mapa Geoparku

Rozmiar: 100MB

Publikacja zrealizowana w ramach operacji pn. „Punkt informacji turystycznej i promocji oferty kulturalnej regionu wraz z biblioteką regionalną w Sudeckiej Zagrodzie Edukacyjnej w Dobkowie”


Rozmiar: 96MB

Inwentaryzacja Geopunktów

Rozmiar: 4MB

Publikacje zrealizowane w ramach operacji pn. „Geopark Kraina Wygasłych Wulkanów: nowy produkt turystyczny regionu”

Obie operacje współfinansowane są ze środków Unii Europejskiej w ramach poddziałania 19.2 „Wsparcie na wdrażanie operacji w ramach strategii rozwoju lokalnego kierowanego przez społeczność” Programu Rozwoju Obszarów Wiejskich na lata 2014-2020. Operacja realizowana w ramach Strategii Rozwoju Lokalnego Kierowanego przez Społeczność na lata 2016-2023, wdrażanej przez Stowarzyszenie „Lokalna Grupa Działania Partnerstwo Kaczawskie”.

This subpage was created as part of the project “The Land of Extinct Volcanoes Geopark – a new tourist product of the region.” The operation was carried out by the Kaczawskie Association and aimed to promote and enhance the tourist attractiveness of the Land of Extinct Volcanoe’s region.

The operation is co-financed by the European Union as part of sub-measure 19.2 “Support for the implementation of operations under the community-led local development strategy” of the Rural Development Program for the years 2014-2020. The operation is being carried out as part of the Community-Led Local Development Strategy for the years 2016-2023, implemented by the “Kaczawskie Partnership Local Action Group.”

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