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.The Western Sudetes comprise a number of mountain ranges, including:
Giant Mountains (Krkonoše)
Landeshut Ridge (Rudawy Janowickie)
Katzbach or Kaczawskie Mountains
Lusatian Mountains, including the Zittau Hills
Lusatian HighlandsThe large basin of the Jelenia Gora valley is situated at the northern foot of the Giant Mountains, between the Landeshut Ridge and the Jizera Mountains.