Wroclaw - The City of Hundred Bridges: city break
Located on both sides of the Odra River, in the Silesian Lowlands, Wrocław, the historical capital of Silesia, is easily one of the most beautiful cities in Poland. Discover one of the largest and oldest Polish cities with all it's cultural and architectural riches.
1st day - Wroclaw
morning Arrival in Wroclaw. Meeting at the airport with your guide, transfer to the city center.
afternoon Guided city tour - Old Town.
You begin the tour with a short walk along the 13th-century heart of the Old Town with one of the most beautiful 15th century Gothic Town Hall. The Market Square in Wroclaw is one of the largest squares of its kind in Europe. On the Market Square, there are two 16th-century miniature tenement-houses called “Hansel and Gretel”, crouching in front of the 14th-century Church of St. Elisabeth. You can see the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist there as well. It is an elegant double-spired Gothic building - standing like a sentinel at the end of Ulica Katedralna. When its construction began in 1244, this was the first brick building in Poland.
Moreover, you will see is St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, close to Wroclaw University with its viewing terrace, decorated with allegorical sculptures, and the splendid Baroque Aula Leopoldina. Right next door is the early 18th-century building now housing the Ossolineum Library.
evening Time to savor the city on your own.
2nd day - Wroclaw
morning A visit to “The Raclawice Panorama”.
“The Raclawice Panorama“is a branch of the National Museum. It has been open to the public since 1985. The Panorama Raclawicka is a gigantic painting on a 120-meter length of canvas in a cylindrical arrangement viewed from the inside and showing the battle scene at Raclawice, where on 4th April 1794, the Polish Insurrectionist forces under Tadeusz Kosciuszko fought the Russians. The Panorama was painted by J. Styka and Wojciech Kossak on the centenary of the event and was originally exhibited in Lwow. The museum organizes lessons, lectures, concerts, and projections of films about art.
afternoon Time to savor the city on your own.
evening Visit to Wroclaw Opera House or Philharmonic.
3rd day - Góra Sw. Anny and Moszna
morning Trip to Góra Sw. Anny (St. Anna Hill) with the picturesque 16th-century sanctuary of Jesus Christ - Grandmother comprising church with the probably 16th-century figure of St. Anna holding two babies - her daughter Mary and her grandson Jesus, Franciscan monastery, the 18th-century trail of the Way of the Cross chapels and the Lourdes style cave.
afternoon The trip continues to Moszna - a detached village with a fabulous castle looking a little like the Neuschwanstein Castle (imitated later in the Disneylands-castles) in Germany. The castle founded in the 19th century by the Tiele - Winckler German family has 99 towers and a vast park area - the biggest area of that kind in the whole of Silesia.
evening Time to savor the city on your own
4th day - Ksiaz and Swidnica
morning & afternoon Drive to Swidnica for a visit of the medieval town with Peace Church and St. Stanislaw and Waclaw Cathedral with 103m high cathedral tower, as well as interesting city square with city hall originating from 13th century.
Continue to Ksiaz Castle - the biggest in Silesia, sitting on a huge cape, surrounded on three sides by the dark valley of the Pelcznica River. Ksiaz fell into ruin and was plundered after the war, but has since been restored. Today this imposing building with its volume of nearly 150,000 cubic meters and 400 rooms can be enjoyed in its old shape thanks to many years of renovation works. Orientation visit to the castle - rich interiors and its famous terraced gardens.
evening Return to Wroclaw for dinner and overnight
5th day - Wroclaw
Transfer from your hotel and departure.
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