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Lwowek Slaski

Lwowek Slaski is one of the oldest towns in Lower Silesia. Established on Magdeburg Law in 1217, it quickly became an important commercial and economic centre, which was influenced by the town’s location near the Via Regia route and the exploitation of gold-bearing sands.

Lwowek Slaski is one of the oldest towns in Lower Silesia. Established on Magdeburg Law in 1217, it quickly became an important commercial and economic centre influenced by the town’s location, near the Via Regia route, and the exploitation of gold-bearing sands. Over time, as the surrounding gold deposits became depleted, its inhabitants began to engage in trade and crafts on a larger scale (mainly weaving and cloth). There is one more tradition in Lwowek which goes equally far into the past and that is brewing. Beer has been brewed for over 800 years and all with accordance to the local brewing tradition. The modern Lwowek Brewery still functions as an industrial brewery from the mid-nineteenth century and thus is one of the oldest (if not the oldest) breweries in Poland.

Surrounded by a double ring of defensive walls with three gates leading into the town (fragments of two of them have survived – Boleslawiec Gate and Luban Gate), Lwowek Slaski has many interesting places worth knowing. These certainly include historic religious architecture: churches of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (13th century), St. Francis of Assisi (XIII / XIV century) or Franciscan monastery complex (XIII / XIV century). In Lwowek we will find a neo-Renaissance nineteenth-century Hohenzollern palace in which Liszt, Berlioz or Wagner gave musical performances. There is also the Renaissance castle in Plakowice built in the 16th century (not far from here two battles in which Napoleon’s army faced Prussian forces took place in 1813). After intensive sightseeing, peace and quiet can be found in the vicinity of so called Lwowek’s Switzerland in the Bobr River Valley Landscape Park where you can admire beautiful rock formations which resulted from the weathering of sandstone and are visible on the hills south of the city centre.

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Bolesławiec

The history of the city is closely related to the history of Silesia, which was joined to Poland in 990 by Mieszko I. In the north-western part of the region, inhabited for centuries by the Slavic Bobrzan tribe, a stronghold called Bolezlauez was established.

Mushroom picking

Passed down from generation to generation, the tradition of picking mushrooms in Poland dates back to the noble times, then this custom became a ceremonial described by Mickiewicz in the famous fragment of Pan Tadeusz - a common family mushroom picking

Zgorzelec

A border town with a centuries-old history, situated on the right bank of the Nysa Łużycka River, through which it borders the German Görlitz. Zgorzelec probably obtained city rights around 1215.

Kliczków Castle

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Bathing beaches in Lower Silesia

On hot summer days, we very often decide to rest by the water. Swimming in the pool or at the bathing beach often turns out to be the only opportunity to take a break from the heat that prevails in the city. Where to find the right places to spend a hot weekend? After all, there is no shortage of natural and artificial water reservoirs in Lower Silesia.