The Western Sudetes (Polish: Sudety Zachodnie; Czech: Krkonošská oblast; German: Westsudeten) are the western part of the Sudetes range system on the borders of the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany. They stretch from the Bóbr river in the east to the Elbe and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains in the west.[1]

The Western Sudetes comprise a number of mountain ranges, including:

The large basin of the Jelenia Góra valley is situated at the northern foot of the Karkonosze, between the Rudawy Janowickie and the Jizera Mountains.


  1. ^ Aleksandrowski, P.; Mazur, S. (2002). "Collage tectonics in the northeasternmost part of the Variscan Belt: the Sudetes, Bohemian Massif". Geological Society, London, Special Publications. 201 (1): 237–277. doi:10.1144/GSL.SP.2002.201.01.12.