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While staying in Szklarska Poręba it is worth hiking to the hut, Wysoki Kamień (High Stone), and the „Stanisław” mine. You can choose the railway station as a starting point, and follow the red trail. Wysoki Kamień is one of the most beautiful places in the Sudety. You can enjoy the views of the Karkonosze and Kaczawskie Mountains, Rudawy Janowickie, the Izery Mountains, and Jelenia Góra. The first wooden shelter at the top of Wysoki Kamień was built in 1837. A few years later, the Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm IV visited here. In 1875 a wooden view tower was built next to the shelter. After a fire in 1882 the shelter was rebuilt, but after World War II it was destroyed and fell into ruin. By 1963, there were no buildings left here. The present building was built by Józef Gołba, a resident of Szklarska Poręba. The construction took twelve years. From Wysoki Kamień it is simple to reach „Stanisław” quartz mine. This mine is located higher than any other in Central Europe. You should start on the green trail and then switch to the blue trail to get back to the city.