The city of Wroclaw is about five hours’ drive north of Vienna. It is ideally accessible from both Austria and Germany. On the way, there are interesting stops like Prague or Brno (Elena recently wrote about her stay in the second largest city in the Czech Republic); it’s easy to get there by train as well as by car.
Swidnica, Poland is a highlight of the Lower Silesia. It’s full of history, beautiful architecture and home to UNESCO site. Check it out!
Europe’s largest wooden church has recovered its original splendour after three years of restoration work, the coordinator of the project in southern Poland said Friday.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Lutheran Church of Peace in Swidnica was built in the mid-17th century and can hold up to 7,500 people. Its restoration was financed by Norway.
“It’s a great day for our church and for the entire little protestant community in Swidnica which wouldn’t have been able to finance the work by itself,” coordinator Bozena Pytel told AFP.
The work cost 4.1 million euros ($4.4 million) and notably involved restoring the organ, pulpit and altar “of what is an exceptional example of Baroque art”, Pytel added.
Just ten miles south of the Polish city of Krakow is a remarkable place carved from salt. It’s one of the country’s amazing UNESCO heritage sites.