Attractions

Top Choice Fortress in Kłodzko

Kłodzko Fortress

This mighty fortification, begun under Austrian rule in the mid-17th century, was extended, modernised and modified over the following 200 years. Today it covers 17 hectares, making it the largest and best-preserved…
Top Choice Museum in Wrocław

Panorama of Racławice

Wrocław’s pride and joy is this giant painting of the battle for Polish independence fought at Racławice on 4 April 1794, between the Polish army led by Tadeusz Kościuszko and Russian troops under General Alexander …
Top Choice Historic Building in Wrocław

Old Town Hall

This grand edifice took almost two centuries (1327–1504) to complete, and work on the 66m-high tower and decoration continued for another century.The eastern facade reflects three distinct stages of the town hall’s …
Top Choice Church in Świdnica

Church of Peace

This magnificent timber church was erected between 1656 and 1657, in just 10 months. The builders were not trying to set any records; the Peace of Westphalia of 1648 allowed the Protestants of Silesia to build three…
Top Choice Museum in Katowice

Museum of Katowice History at Nikiszowiec

The city's museum has a branch in the distinctive suburb of Nikiszowiec, 5km southeast of the city centre. The district is a unique estate created for miners (and their families) who worked at a nearby shaft between…
Top Choice Church in Opole

Franciscan Church of the Holy Trinity

This church off the southern corner of the Rynek was built of brick around 1330. It boasts an ornate high altar, an 18th-century organ, and a domed Renaissance chapel in the left-hand aisle, separated by a fine, lat…
Top Choice Church in Kudowa-Zdrój

Chapel of Skulls

You can’t miss this macabre chapel in the Church of St Bartholomew’s grounds at Czermna, 1km north of Kudowa’s town centre. The length of its walls and ceiling are covered with human skulls and bones – about 3000 of…
Top Choice Church in Wrocław

Church of St Mary Magdalene

One block east of the Rynek is this mighty Gothic redbrick building dating from the 14th century. Its showpiece is a copy of a Romanesque portal from around 1280 on the south wall, which originally adorned the Bened…
Top Choice Tower in Opole

Piast Tower

The only vestige of the castle that once housed Opole's dukes is this 33m-tall sturdy watchtower, with walls 3m thick and foundations 6m deep. Built in the 14th century, the castle was pulled down in the 1920s to ma…
Top Choice University in Wrocław

University of Wrocław

The main edifice of the University of Wrocław was built between 1728 and 1742. Enter through the grand blue and gold Rococo gate at the western end to start exploring. The university sits within the university quart…