TREASURES OF LOWER SILESIA. WEEKEND IN WROCLAW AND ITS SURROUNDINGS.
Wroclaw – this city has to be discovered. The capital of Lower Silesia is a multicultural city, with its breathtaking restored Old Town, charming angles and impressive beauty of gothic and baroque architecture. The city can be discovered in many ways, but its location on the Oder river and its tributaries allows you to organize boat trips and admire its panorama from the water side. We invite you to discover the picturesque region with the second, after Wroclaw, most beautiful town – Świdnica, where you can visit the Church of Peace, one of the most interesting UNESCO architectonic monuments. Without doubt it is worth a while to visit Wałbrzych (Waldenburg) and its brightest pearl – the Książ Castle.
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Arrival to Wroclaw, meeting with the guide, transfer to a hotel 3*/4*, check-in. In the afternoon sightseeing of the city. We will see the Market Place with its impressive gothic Town Hall and tenement houses of great artistic value. We shall walk across some of the historical XIX century bridges towards the heart of the city: Ostrow Tumski island, an ancient settlement which gave birth to the city’s history, surrounded with the waters of the Oder river. The greatest monuments are: St. John’s cathedral and the Holy Cross church. Throughout the whole tour we shall be guided by small and cute dwarfs, which amount to over 300 in today’s Wroclaw. Return to the hotel, dinner, overnight.
Optional: after dinner (late evening) “Wroclaw by night” tour – we invite you to see beautifully illuminated bridges and buildings and a concert of the multimedia fountain by the Centennial Hall, built in 100th anniversary of the Leipzig battle, listed by UNESCO as a world heritage.
Breakfast and transfer to Swidnica for a visit of one of the prettiest towns of the region. All tourists who come here visit the famous Church of Peace, built in the XVIII century entirely out of wood, seat of the evangelic parish and an important cultural centre. The church was in 2001 listed among UNESCO heritage sites and today is a venue of many concerts, meetings and other artistic events. We will see a gothic cathedral with its 101 meter high tower and walk along the streets of Old Town and admire its architecture. Next we shall drive to nearby Wałbrzych, to see one of the most spectacular residential complexes – the Książ Castle – once a property of the rich ducal family von Pless and during the Second World War prepared as one of Hitler’s main headquarters. Return to the hotel, dinner, overnight.
Breakfast, check-out, continuation of the city sightseeing: University buildings, entrance to Aula Leopoldina, full of the baroque splendor representative hall of the university authorities, Centennial Hall, old Jewish quarter (depending on the time available). Transfer to the airport, return flight.