Lower Silesia Province Churches & cathedrals

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Wroclaw: Lower Silesia, Ksiaz Castle, & Complex Osówka Tour

1. Wroclaw: Lower Silesia, Ksiaz Castle, & Complex Osówka Tour

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.

From Wroclaw: Ksiaz Castle and Church of Peace in Swidnica

2. From Wroclaw: Ksiaz Castle and Church of Peace in Swidnica

Enjoy a half-day tour to one of the most beautiful places in Lower Silesia. First, explore Ksiaz Castle. This is the third largest castle in Poland with more than 400 rooms. For more than 400 years it belonged to one family, the Hochbergs, one of the richest and most famous families in Europe.  After you have explored the castle and grounds, your driver will take you back to Church of Peace in Swidnica, a journey that takes around 20 minutes. Thousands of tourists have visited the church, which is unlike anything you've seen before. With a unique history and aesthetic, it's a must-see for everybody who visits Wroclaw! After your day of exploring, enjoy the convenience of a private transfer in a comfortable, modern vehicle. 

Wroclaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

3. Wroclaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Wroclaw's Old Town with the help of a private guide on a walking tour of the historic city center. During 2-hour tour, you will explore the medieval Market Square and stroll down streets to admire colorful narrow buildings, tenement houses and the Gothic façade of the 13th-century Town Hall. Follow your guide to see the unique District of Four Denominations and reach the main building of Wroclaw University with its grand Aula Leopoldina (Ceremonial Hall). Keep a look out for the famous copper dwarves that were placed around the city as part of the anti-Communist Orange Alternative movement. Take the challenge and find them all! To see even more interesting places, choose the 3-hour option and admire extraordinary buildings hidden in Slowacki’s Park, such as the Panorama Raclawicka, National Museum or Museum of Architecture. Go further and see the fantastic Bastion Ceglarski, the old fortification right next to river. On the way, you will also visit St. Adalbert's Church. The best part of Wroclaw can be seen in the 4-hour tour. The piece de resistance of sightseeing is the oldest part of the city with its magnificent cathedrals, buildings and atmosphere. It’s called Cathedral Island or Ostrow Tumski. It has few islands (Slodowa or Piasek Island), the lovely Tumski Bridge, churches, the Arcibishop’s Palace and the amazing Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Walk inside to see baroque chapels and its rich interior.

From Wroclaw: Krzeszów Abbey and Bolkow Castle Tour

4. From Wroclaw: Krzeszów Abbey and Bolkow Castle Tour

Immerse yourself in the vibrant history and architecture of Polish Baroque on this full-day tour. After the 1 hour drive from Wroclaw, you will arrive at your first stop, Bolkow Castle. Here, witness imposing walls and a fortified tower while enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding mountain landscape and listening to some thrilling legends and stories. Next, make your way to Krzeszów Abbey, also known as the Silesian pearl of Baroque. Be amazed by the wealth of the Cistercians as you visit 2 breathtaking churches. At Saint Joseph Church, admire unique frescoes by the famous Silesian painter Michael Willmann and witness the beauty of the basilica with its rich baroque interiors. After your visit, enjoy some free time for lunch and get the opportunity to sample some local dishes. On the way back, stop at the enchanting town of Chelmsko, which still preserves 12 original wooden houses from the medieval flax weavers. Visit their original workshops, which house handheld tools and wooden looms, and gain an understanding of the entrepreneurship that contributed to the Cistercians' great economic growth.

From Wroclaw: Peace Churches in Swidnica and Jawor

5. From Wroclaw: Peace Churches in Swidnica and Jawor

You will be collected from the lobby of your hotel in Wroclaw. Your personal driver will be waiting to meet you before you set off to see the beautiful Church of Peace in Świdnica, the largest timber-framed building in Europe. A peaceful drive just over an hour long, enjoy the picturesque drive to Świdnica.  After you've explored the Church of Peace and adjoining grounds, your driver will take you to the second Church of Peace, which is located 40 km to the north in the town Jawor. It is a very unique Church. After visiting Jawor Church, your driver will take you back to your accommodation. Enjoy the convenience of a private transfer in a comfortable, modern vehicle after a day of exploring.

Wroclaw Jewish Quarter Private Guided Tour

6. Wroclaw Jewish Quarter Private Guided Tour

Discover ancient synagogues and learn about Jewish culture on a private tour of Wroclaw. Visit the White Stork Synagogue with your guide and explore the exhibitions that span over 800 years of Jewish history.   Step inside a small traditional synagogue next door, to see where Jews have prayed for many years. Continue to the Four Denominations District, an area marked by a Catholic church, an Evangelical church, an Orthodox cathedral, and a synagogue. This area symbolizes the diversity of Wroclaw.    After this you’ll walk to the Polish Theater, to admire the mix of Jewish and Polish architecture. Choose the extended 4-hour version and explore the Old Jewish Cemetery with your guide. This calm and spiritual place gives a unique insight into the history of Jews in Wroclaw.

Wroclaw: Guided City Night Tour

7. Wroclaw: Guided City Night Tour

The old town of Wroclaw is beautifully lit with numerous gas lanterns. All the lanterns are lit by hand each day with the Darkbreak of one "Latarnik", one after the other. This sets the scene for your picturesque and informative tour around the city of Breslau. Your tour will start at the market square, where you will meet your fun and informative guide at the entrance to the restaurant Schweidnitzer Keller, at the town hall. With your guide you will take a stroll around this picturesque market square, making sure to take a brief visit to the Elisabeth Church. Next, you will take a stroll in the direction of the university, en-route, take a stop at the Fencing Fountain.  Continue on your journey to visit such landmark sites as the old Matthias Gymnasium, the Baroque Garden, the Old Town Mart Hall, and the Sand Bridge to the Sand Island. On the way, you will also get to see the Dompanorma from the Schiffanlegestelle an der Oder. Next, visit Cathedral Island and marvel at its numerous churches and the Wroclaw St. John's Cathedral. Depending on the desires of the group, your tour will end at the Lessingsbrücke or at the dock, where the night gondola rides depart from.

Wrocław: Full-Day UNESCO Church of Peace Tour

8. Wrocław: Full-Day UNESCO Church of Peace Tour

Meet your guide in Wrocław and being your full-day tour. Drive along a scenic route from Wrocław to the city of Sobotka, one of the more unique and mysterious places in Poland. The city is located at the foot of Mount Sleza, a ridge emerges from the monotonous Silesian lowlands to a height of 718 meters, dominating the landscape of the province. Explore the market square, then listen to the fascinating history of the different tribes that have lived in the area since the Bronze Age. Admire ancient stone sculptures that were religious symbols. Make a brief stop at the archeological site of Bedkowice to see what early Slavic settlements looked liked. Continue to the village of Krzyzowa, home to the Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe. Once there, find out about the Polish-German Reconciliation Mass, celebrated on the November 12, 1989. Afterwards, travel to Swidnica to admire the enchanting city with its impressive cathedral and picturesque market square. Enjoy free time for lunch or to explore on your own. Finally, pay a visit to the marvelous Church of Peace, the largest wooden church in Europe. After this, relax on the ride back to Wrocław.

Wrocław: Short City Walk and Cruise by Luxury Ship

9. Wrocław: Short City Walk and Cruise by Luxury Ship

Start your day by meeting with your friendly and informative guide. After a short meet and greet you will commence your walking tour through one of Europe's most unique cities. Wander the city's market square and admire the incredible colors of the biggest flower market in Wrocław. Visit the picturesque St. Elizabeth Church and see the famous copper dwarfs as well as the memorial to Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Pass the old city prison on the way to Wrocław University. Learn about the students of Wrocław and see the Fencer's fountain. Continue on to the former Matthias School and its Baroque garden. See the old market hall and Wrocław Cathedral. Admire the cathedral island from the Odra river, enjoy the view from the bridge and stroll along the promenade. The short walking tour ends with a cruise on the river Oder on the largest passenger ship in Wrocław. Sail for 1 to 1.5-hours towards the Opatowicka Island. There is a luxury restaurant on the ship, three decks for passengers and one deck with sun loungers. During the cruise, admire beautiful views along the Oder River. Go past Cathedral Island, Grunwaldzki Bridge, the National Museum, Water Towers and Wrocław Zoo. During the cruise, the guide talks about inland waterway transport and monuments. The trip ends at the marina in the city center.

From Wroclaw: Polish Pottery and Jawor Church of Peace Tour

10. From Wroclaw: Polish Pottery and Jawor Church of Peace Tour

The first recorded history about pottery activities in the Bolesławiec region date back to the end of the 14th century. Since then, the region became know as a very important area of pottery production. Visit one of the best local manufacturers observing the skilled workers at the different stages of production. Especially spectacular is the decoration, all of which is done by hand with special stamps with the emblematic pattern called peacock's eye. Afterwards, there is some time for shopping before heading to the next stop, a local restaurant for lunch. On the way back you will have a chance to see one of the biggest wooden churches in Europe. The outstanding Church of Peace in Jawor was built during the socio-political context of the 17th century during the religious wars and persecution of the Protestants. It was constructed under very strict regulations and it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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4.9 / 5

based on 63 reviews

We were picked up by Pawel from our hotel and we’re driven in a sedan instead of the usual bus. Our guide provided an interesting and varied commentary. We were shown by our guide to various entry points and then left to enjoy the tour around Ksiaz castle with an excellent audio guide. The visit to the Tunnels at Osowka were the least interesting being very dark and with uneven flooring. We had audio guides in English but a torch or headlamp would have helped. We were with a large group of Polish students. The castle and the the church of Peace were the highlights and a great tour guide who was a history buff. Highly recommended.

Time is always short for this type of tour, but our dear Spartacus has definitely put me and my partner at ease, not rushing and explaining each monument step by step. Top organization, abundant snacks with water, courteous and local expert

The driver was excellent! He was telling us about everything we were swing, we were traveling with a kid and he was making sure that she was also part of the tour. 100% recommended

A nice half day trip! The castle is amazing! Great audio guide that runs itself. Michael was a great driver and told us things about our surroundings as we left the city.

A very interesting tour, nice atmosphere, and Mr. Bartek the guide with a lot of knowledge and personal culture.