Monuments of the Evangelical Confession

Monuments of the Evangelical Confession

 

Day 1:

Arrival to Wrocław. Transfer from the airport to a hotel. A short walk around the Old Town with a view towards the Cathedral Island.

 

Day 2:

Wrocław: Gustaw Adolf Church in Sępolno, the Church of the Divine Providence (so-called Court Church), St. Christopher Church, the Pentecostal Church in Miła Street, a break in the Old Town.

 

Day 3:

Dzierzoniów: the Church of Our Lady (former evangelical) designed by K. G. Langhans,St. George’s Church (a Gothic structure with a Renaissance altar, constructed when the church belonged to an evangelical parish, joined with a Baroque made for catholics one), a view of Dzierzoniów Valley, the Owl Mountains and Mount Ślęża from the top of the water- or the Town Hall tower. Świdnica: a visit to the evangelical Church of Peace (a huge structure built of wood, loam and straw in the 17-th century after the Westfalian Peace Agreement, now the UNESCO World Heritage site), a walking tour around the Old Town with the possibility of visiting the Roman Catholic Cathedral (one of the most beautiful in Silesia). Wałbrzych: the evangelical church designed by K. G. Langhans. Lubomin: the Church of the Holy Cross (former evangelical) with a unique Renaissance sgraffito on the outer wall.

 

Day 4:

Kamienna Góra: the Church of Grace (one of the six that were constructed in Silesia in the 18-th century after the agreement between the Swedish king and the Habsburgs; now a catholic church). Karpacz: a visit to the wooden church Wang – constructed in Norway in the 12-Ith century and transported to the Giant Mountains (Karkonosze) in the 19-th century (every Sunday evangelical services take place in this church), afterwards, if the weather is fine, hiking to the former glacier valley of Mały Staw (the Small Pond) (one of the most picturesque places in the Giant Mountains) - lunch in “Samotnia” mountain hostel.

 

Day 5:

Mysłakowice: wooden residential houses built in the style typical for Tirol by Austrian religious refugees who settled here in the 19-th century (a special exhibition inside one of them). A coach journey along the foot of the Giant Mountains through villages: Miłków, Sosnówka, Podgórzyn (you will see former evangelical churches beside the catholic ones in every village) to Jelenia Góra – Cieplice (one of the oldest health resorts in Poland, famous of its springs of warm water): the Baroque evangelical church, the spa park, the Norwegian Park. Jelenia Góra: a visit to the Church of Grace (in the past evangelical, now Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Cross) designed in the 18-th century on the pattern of St. Catherine Church in Stockholm (inside there are unique wall paintings by F. A. Scheffler).

 

Day 6:

Jawor: a visit to the evangelical Church of Peace (a huge structure built of wood, loam and straw by the protestants in the 17-th century after the Westfalian Peace Agreement – now the UNESCO World Heritage site). Milicz: the Church of Grace (a unique wooden structure, now the catholic church of St. Andrew). A short trip to the nature reserve “Stawy Milickie” (the Milicz Ponds) (a unique habitat of waterfowl). Transfer to Wrocław.

 

Day 7:

Transfer to Wrocław Airport.