From Wroclaw: Full-Day Lower Silesia Tour

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From Wroclaw: Full-Day Lower Silesia Tour

From $139.27 per person

Visit 3 of the main famous sights in Lower Silesia Province: the Church of Peace in Swidnica, 13th-century Ksiaz Castle, and the historical Complex Osówka, part of a Nazi-era construction project.

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Duration 8 hours
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English, Polish
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Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the historical Complex Osówka, part of a Nazi-era construction project
  • Marvel at Poland's third largest castle, Książ, on its vertiginous perch
  • Admire the Churches of Peace, Europe's largest timber-framed religious building
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The Church of Peace in Świdnica is the largest timber-framed religious buildings in Europe, built in the former Silesia in the mid-17th Century amid the religious strife that followed the Peace of Westphalia. Constrained by the physical and political conditions, the Churches of Peace bear testimony to the quest for religious freedom and are a rare expression of Lutheran ideology in an idiom generally associated with the Catholic Church. Built outside the city walls, made of wood or clay and built in less than a year, now placed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Książ is the third largest castle in Poland, located on a majestic rock cliff by the side of the Pelcznica River. Beautifully surrounded by the forest at the height of 395 meters above sea level, the castle is often called ‘the Pearl of Lower Silesia’. Such a location corresponding to the size of the building is rare in Europe. In 1943, Hitler’s paramilitary organization had stormed into the castle and began to construct one of the most important quarters for Adolf Hitler. Complex Osówka is part of a construction project conducted by Nazi Germany between 1943-1945 (Codename Riese). Mysterious structures nicknamed “Underground City” still await to unveil their secrets. Discover Hitler’s last and biggest quarters in Lower Silesia.
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  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Driver/ guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Wroclaw
  • Transport by private vehicle
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    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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    Trip great! Lower Silesia is beautiful in autumn! In addition, the weather was favorable, the sun allowed us to see the amazing colors of autumn on the beautiful hills. The Church of Peace in Świdnica undoubtedly deserves an honorable place on the UNESCO list - it is beautiful and the historic cemetery is enchanting. The Książ Castle and its gardens deserve to be called "Pearls of Lower Silesia". The Osówka complex left at the end of the trip stimulates reflection on the fate of the underground city builders and is still surrounded by an aura of mystery. We especially thank our guide Mr. Jakub for professionalism, extensive knowledge of the region and travel along the scenic route.

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    October 19, 2019

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