Po symbolicznej edycji w 2020 roku Jazz nad Odrą powraca w pełnej krasie. Pięć dni koncertów na trzech scenach, gwiazdy polskiego i światowego jazzu oraz tradycyjne jam session do rana – Strefa Kultury Wrocław odkrywa pierwsze karty tegorocznego programu.
The Odra River Valley - the largest of the sub-areas of Lower Silesia - is also the heart of the entire region. Only Wroclaw, in which Odra flows with several branches, provides attractions for many days of sightseeing. And this is just the beginning!
In this vast, lowland area stretching from Olawa on the south-eastern edge of the province to the vicinity of Glogow northwest of the Lower Silesian capital, neither history lovers looking for impressions related primarily to exploring cultural monuments will be bored, nor will, by any means, those tourists who attach more importance to the heritage and natural diversity of the region.
If you are more of a town person, the first choices on your travel list – of course apart from Wroclaw with plenty of monuments – should definitely include Lubiaz whose pearl is the Baroque Cistercian abbey, the largest building of this type in the world, the aforementioned Glogow with the historic Castle of Glogow Dukes and the classical Town Hall, as well as Olawa and Brzeg Dolny. The last two towns are especially known because of their delightful palaces located near the Odra River today serving as either public administration buildings or cultural centres.
Nature enthusiasts, on the other hand, taking advantage of the numerous water, bicycle and horse-riding routes in the region have a unique opportunity to take a look at the Odra River Valley region. There is a lot to admire, because among the Odra River oxbow lakes, swamps and alluvial forests in the area of the planned Landscape Park of the Odra Valley, there are over 1000 species of plants, almost 200 species of birds, of which approx. 150 spend the breeding season here, and almost 300 species of vertebrates. So here you can meet, among others, white-tailed eagles, black storks, kingfishers and cranes, but also come across specimens of the rare Epipactis albensis, in May – wild lilies of the valley or other protected plants – common fern, European honeysuckle and Lilium martagon.
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. ...
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
A unique place on the map of Wrocław's Old Town, where, a few hundred meters from one another, you can find churches of four denominations, and multiculturalism and tolerance are not only postulates, but an everyday reality.
Other regions of Lower Silesia:
The Kaczawa Mountains and Foothills, known as the Land of Extinct Volcanoes, is the northernmost fragment of the Western Sudetes. It primarily delights with nature and landscapes. Ostrzyca is the highest hill here - its characteristic silhouette, visible from many kilometers, is reminiscent of Japanese Fujiyama.
The Barycz River Valley is mainly visited by nature enthusiasts. Milicz Ponds, known to all ornithologists, are a refuge for many species of birds and their flights attract hundreds of observers to this area. Equally impressive are walks along picturesque levees, especially at sunset or sunrise.
Located on the border with Germany, the region has enjoyed the recognition of canoeing enthusiasts for years. They have both typical mountain and calmer river sections at their disposal. However, it is enough to pull the kayak ashore to see that there are also other attractions in the region.
The picturesque Owl Mountains, the Central Sudetes range, delight with amazing landscapes that can be admired from many viewpoints. They are a wonderful place for hiking and biking tours and, in winter, breathtaking views can be admired while cross-country skiing on the many trails prepared for especially it.
The Sleza Mountain, rising above the surrounding area at 718 meters above sea level, is located about 30 km southwest of Wroclaw. It is close enough not to have to go too far from the capital of Lower Silesia and to be able to experience the pleasures that a hike gives. And this is why crowds of, not only of Polish, hikers come every day to the summit of this Silesian Olympus.
Trzebnica Hills, also known as the Cat Mountains, are distinguished by their picturesqueness and a dense network of walking and cycling routes encourages active relaxation in the fresh air.
An industrial town called Walbrzych was, until recently, mainly associated with mines, smelters and other large factories. It became famous thanks to the secret of the Golden Train. Does the train allegedly hidden in the underground of Walbrzych really exist? So far it is not known. What is known, however, is that Walbrzych Land is one of the most interesting natural and cultural corners of Poland.
Klodzko Land, whose central part is Klodzko Valley surrounded by the ranges of the Bystrzyca, Table and Bardo Mountains as well as the Massifs of Snieznik, is one of the most beautiful regions of Poland. It attracts visitors with its wild nature and fantastic tourist conditions with downhill runs, spa towns and a rich accommodation base.
The Karkonosze or Giant Mountains, the highest range of the Sudetes with Sniezka rising 1603 m above the sea level, have amazed people for hundreds of years and it is hard to believe that these mountains are so little known in Poland today. The Jizera Mountains with the Foothills are, in turn, the westernmost part of the Polish Sudetes. The picturesque, captivating Jizera landscape is dominated by wide valleys and hills with elongated, gentle slopes.
Wild, rich in fauna and flora, and above all beautiful and picturesque, especially at sunrise, when its rays pierce the rising fog, creating an amazing light spectacle