Crystal Days is one of the biggest events related to geology and mineralogy in Europe. It takes place in Lubań in the Lower Silesia, Poland. This lovely town with a rich history reaching medieval times, is located in Poland near many tourist attractions, and very close to the German and Czech border. Perfect location combined with great July weather encourage you to spend at least a few days in Lubań. This makes a great opportunity to integrate the society of mineral collectors not only from Poland, but also from neighbouring countries. More information about Lubań and surrounding area you can find HERE.
The main part of the festival is Mineral and Jewelry Show. It is the largest of this type of event in this part of Europe. Exhibitors from Poland and abroad, will present in their stalls: minerals, fossils, jewelry, stone haberdashery and professional literature surrounded by beautiful buildings at the Lubań Market.
In addition, for the visitors, we organize attractions such as cutting the agates, gold hunting or searching for minerals and fossils in specially prepared Calcite Excavation. At the other Mineral Show nearby, there are also the antiques and handicrafts shows as well as the flea market. Read more about the Mineral Show HERE, and about other shows and markets HERE.
An especially important part of the Festival are the very unique mineralogical exhibitions. Several thousands of the highest class specimens are displayed in the central buildings of the town and available free of charge for the visitors. In 2018, eight exhibitions will be held. Read more about them HERE.
During the Festival, all the information about geotouristic attractions of Lower Silesia will be available in a special GEOzone. Geological museums, mines, underground tourist routes and geoparks will be presented there. Read more about the GEOzone HERE.
The Festival is largely geared towards children and families, which is why so many attractions are dedicated to them. Details of the offer for kids are described HERE.
This event is also oriented on: integrating the collectors society, earth sciences lovers from Poland and abroad; and exchanging experience and knowledge, as well as common celebration during numerous concerts and parties. A special occasion to celebrate is the LAWA music festival, which has been held in Lubań for many years, has hosted the greatest stars of the Polish music scene. Read more about LAWA HERE.
The first day of the event (Thursday) is a day especially dedicated to collectors. The collectors will have the opportunity to participate in many lectures, workshops and field trips. Read more about lectures and workshops HERE.
The remaining days of the Festival are prepared for a wide audience. The number of attractions and various parts of the event is so large that it is difficult to list them in all here. To know more about them, visit the other tabs on our website and check the PROGRAM.
Crystal Days is an event growing from year to year. The main goal of the Festival is to combine the geological education and to promote the hobby, which is collecting minerals with good fun. Welcome!
About the Festival in media(only in Polish)
About exhibits to Telewizja Łużyce
About festival in Łużyce.info
Crystal Days consists of several parts, click the links below for more information
exhibitions will be open from Thursday (12 July) at 10.00 until Sunday (15 July) up to 17.00,
admissions to all exhibitions is free of charge,
exhibitions “Gold Rush”, “Agates of the World”, Flying Jewels”, “Agates and Prasiolites…”, “Competition exhibitions…” and “Sudetic landscapes…” will be presented in the City Hall building (NOTE! Three various entrances),
the exhibition “Minerals of the Western Sudetes” will be presented in Bracka Tower,
the exhibition “Ice – an unusual mineral” will be presented in a park near the Tower
Locality of main attractions of Crystal Days
The City Of Lubań
"Spirifer" Geological Society
Institutions of the city of Lubań engaged in organizations:
Muzeum Regionalne w Lubaniu, Miejski Dom Kultury w Lubaniu, Łużyckie Centrum Rozwoju, Luban.pl i Lubię Lubań, Ośrodek Wsparcia Dziennego, Miejski Ośrodek Pomocy Społecznej, Miejski Ośrodek Sportu i Rekreacji, Miejska i Powiatowa Biblioteka Publiczna im. Marii Konopnickiej, Regionalne Centrum Edukacji Ekologicznej
PATRONS & PARTNERS
Faculty of Earth SciencesUniversity of Silesia
Sudeckie Bractwo Walońskie
Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences
Muzeum Ziemi JUNA
Polskie Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Nauk o Ziemioddział Warszawa
Orkiestra Reprezentacyjna Straży Granicznej
Crazy Nauka – crazynauka.pl
Zakład Gospodarki i Usług KomunalnychSpółka z o. o. w Lubaniu
Geograph Polska sp. z o. o.
Amper B Sp. z o. o. Sp. k.
Gospodarstwo Rolne Zbigniew i Krystyna Zawadzcy