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Głogów

Głogów is one of the oldest towns in Poland and has very rich history of huge and dynamic wealth and military importance . The town’s history dates back to the 10th century, when the area was inhabited by Dziadoszanie.

The town’s history dates back to the 10th century, when the area was inhabited by Dziadoszanie. Then a fortified city was built here, which fought off numerous invasions. The famous defense of Głogów in 1109 was described in his Polish “Chronicle of Anonymous”. From the 13th century, the German city developed and took on a multinational character – it was inhabited by Poles, Germans, Czechs, Hungarians and Jews. During the Napoleonic war, the city played a role as fortress. Even the end of the Second World War had tragic outcomes for the city – the historic old town was obliterated.

 

The urban layout is a class monument and therefore houses are built on the medieval grid and keeps their original names. “New” Old Town historical value is preserved by rebuilt or reconstructed buildings of old architecture: City Theater, town hall and sacred buildings.

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Slow travel in Lower Silesia

Peace and quiet, unpaved routes - that sounds like slow travel. See the Slow Travel map of Lower Silesia with attractions in the spirit of slow tourism

Traces of the past

The cultural inheritance that has been experienced by the contemporary inhabitants of Lower Silesia is, in fact, priceless. To the turbulent fortunes and the multinational society that contributed to the history of the region, Lower Silesian people owe to this day enchanting and mysterious castles, richly decorated palaces and magnificent sacred buildings, which together give larger or smaller towns and villages of which they are treasures a truly unique character. ...

Ząbkowice Śląskie

It is no coincidence that Ząbkowice Śląskie, called the City of the Leaning Tower and Frankenstein, is an extraordinary town in Lower Silesia with unique attractions. It is here that the only such Leaning Tower is located and it is in Ząbkowice Śląskie that the terrible story about Frankenstein has its roots.

Świdnica Exchange of Antiquities, Numismatics and Curiosities

Architecture enthusiasts

The beauty and richness of Lower Silesian architecture has delighted millions of tourists who come every year to admire both the treasures of Wrocław and the entire region.

Boulevards on the Oder

A walk along the Oder boulevards allows you to relax after a day full of impressions, but it can also be part of the tour of the capital of Lower Silesia: from the Old Town and Ostrów Tumski, passing, among others, The National Museum and the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice, you can walk all the way to the vicinity of the Centennial Hall and the Wrocław Zoo. On a clear summer day, it's hard to imagine a better route for a longer stroll around the city....

Japanese Garden in Wrocław

The Japanese Garden is a unique place on the green map of Wrocław, allowing, among others, due to the unique combination of various types of Japanese gardens, discoveries in the capital of Lower Silesia, a fragment of the extremely rich culture of the Land of the Rising Sun.

Cathedral Island (Ostrów Tumski)

Historic center of Wrocław. It was in Ostrów Tumski, which was actually an island two hundred years ago, where there was a wooden castle from the 10th century, and later - a brick castle of the Piast dynasty. Until today, Ostrów is not only a tourist attraction, an exceptionally popular walking place, but also the seat of the Wrocław metropolitan curia.