It’s an unsung region in the heart of Europe, but Poland’s Lower Silesia is packed with natural wonders, historic cities, splendid palaces and unsolved mysteries.
This southwest corner of the country has undergone a cultural change since World War II when the predominantly German-speaking province of the Free State of Prussia became part of the Republic of Poland.
Its rich and sometimes hard history makes it a fascinating region for exploration and one of the most interesting parts of Poland to visit. Here are 11 highlights to kick-start a tour of Lower Silesia.
With beautiful fairytale architecture and a picturesque Old Town, Wrocław is a standout not just of Lower Silesia but also Poland as a whole.