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Lower Silesia Tour From Wroclaw

Lower Silesia is a fascinating region. With its turbulent past, interesting culture and incredibly beautiful landscape make it one of the most visited voivodeship in Poland. Unique place for an excellent day journey that offers plenty to explore.The Church of Peace in Świdnica or Jawor – the largest timber-framed religious buildings in Europe, were 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 – 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 395m above sea level, castle is often called ‘the Pearl of Lower Silesia’. Such location corresponding to the size of the building is very 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* – Part of impressive construction project conducted by Nazi Germany between 1943-1945 (Codename Riese ). Mysterious structures nicknamed “Underground City” still await to unveil their secrets…Discover with us Hitler’s last, main, biggest and most elaborate quarters in Lower Silesia.Gross-Rosen in Rogoźnica* – The biggest Nazi German concentration camp in Lower Silesia. Dozen thousands of prisoners died in it. Poles, Jews, Russians, Frenchmen, Hungarians.* – choose an optionTime of travel (approximately) 7-8 hours.

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The secrets of World War II

Krzyzowa – a former estate of Helmuth James von Moltke, where Kreisau Circle, one of the most famous resistance movements against the politics of the Third Reich was established. You will learn about the history of the crimes against the Polish people committed during the Second World War as well as the consequences it had on the German nation. The exhibition presents the history of the Polish-German relations in the second part of the 20th century. The building currently belongs to the Krzyzowa Foundation, which main goal is to promote a dialogue between the European nations.The Osówka Complex – part of an impressive project conducted by the Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1945 (codename Riese). The mysterious structure called The Underground city still hasn't revealed all of its secrets … Discover the biggest and the most complex Hitler's headquarters in Lower Silesia.Ksiaz Castle – the third biggest castle in Poland, situated in the majestic rock cliff by the side of the Pelcznica River. Located 395 meters above the sea level and surrounded by a beautiful forest, the castle is sometimes called the Pearl of Lower Silesia. The castle's location combined with its size is not a common sight in Europe. In 1943 Hitler's paramilitary organization Tod began building one of his main quarters which, along with other objects of the Riese complex close the castle, near Osowka and Wlodarz, played a crucial role.Gross-Rosen in Rogoźnica – the biggest Nazi-German concentration camp in Lower Silesia, with particularly harsh conditions and penal work in the quarries. The motto of that place was Vermichtung durch Arbeit (Annihilation through work). Around 40 000 prisoners died here: Poles, Jews, Russians, French and Hungarian.

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