Katshava Mountains

Werewolf / Wolf Mountain

Werewolf (Wilcza Góra) – basalt rose and the only longitudinal section of a volcanic chimney in Poland.


  • Werewolf (name of the hill) or Wolf Mountain (name of the reserve) is one of the most important well-preserved volcanic necas in the Land of Extinct Volcanoes
  • at the foot of Wilcza Góra lies the town of Złotoryja, residents colloquially call the mountain “Wilczak”
  • at the top until 2019, basalt mining continued, currently the mine area is adapted for tourist purposes – there will be a walking path, an observation deck, educational boards. Currently, sightseeing is not yet possible (work is underway)
  • an illegal snowball leads to the top of the hill, which you can use at your own risk
  • the reserve located on the opposite side of the hill is possible to access from the parking lot at the provincial road 328, right next to the village of Jerzmanice Zdrój. From here to Wilcza Góra leads a green tourist trail

Frequently asked questions

Wilcza Góra - sightseeing

Wolf Mountain is a cross-section through a volcano from 10 million years ago.

Złotoryja from Wilcza Góra

View towards Złotoryja.

Giant Mountains - view from the Kaczawskie Foothills

View from Wilcza Góra to the Kaczawskie Mountains and the Giant Mountains.

Basalt rose

Basalt rose – unique in Europe.

Basalt poles in Poland

Another colloquial name for werewolf is Wilczak. In the photo characteristic of tertiary volcanism basalt pillars.

Basalt poles

Once again, basalt poles. This time in two cross-sectional planes. The Land of Extinct Volcanoes abounds in interesting geological phenomena.

Werewolf - an extinct volcano in Poland"

View of Złotoryja from the top of an extinct volcano. In the city center you can see the church of the NNMP.

Wolf Mountain, Werewolf

Werewolf / Wolf Mountain – view from the south. The unusual shape is caused by the activity of the quarry.

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