Swidnica Architecture

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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. 

From Wroclaw: Peace Churches in Swidnica and Jawor

3. 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.

Wrocław: Full-Day UNESCO Church of Peace Tour

4. 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.

Wroclaw To Church of Peace and Project Riese Tour

5. Wroclaw To Church of Peace and Project Riese Tour

Your driver will meet you at the hotel and first take you to Project Riese which is a 1.5-hour drive from Wroclaw. Once you arrive at the Project Riese site, you can head off to explore this fascinating place. Project Riese was the codename for an impressive construction project initiated by Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1945, consisting of seven underground structures located in the Owl Mountains and Książ Castle. Explore this extraordinary network of underground caverns, all in different states of completion, and learn about the history of the site.  You can stay here for lunch or drive to the next place the Church of Peace which is still an active protestant parish. It is the largest timber-framed building in Europe that attracts thousands of tourists. Those who visited the church say that they have never seen anything like that before. The church has a unique history which makes it a must see place to everybody who comes to Wroclaw!

From Wroclaw: Polish Pottery and Jawor Church of Peace Tour

6. 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.

From Wrocław: Świdnica Church of Peace Private Tour

7. From Wrocław: Świdnica Church of Peace Private Tour

Start your tour from the lobby of your accommodation in Wroclaw. Here, your personal driver will be waiting to meet and greet you. Next, set out for the Church of Peace in Świdnica, the largest timber-framed building in Europe. Enjoy up to 1 hour of free time to explore the church at your own pace. After you have explored the Church of Peace and the accompanying grounds 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. 

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What people are saying about Swidnica

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.