Lower Silesia – place where nature connects with culture

Lower Silesia is a really amazing area with its rich and centuries-old history. The region is situated in south-western part of Poland and has a turbulent history. Through ages it belonged to various states. Lower Silesia offer many attractions. Everybody can find something for themselves among them.

First – nature.

In the southern part of Lower Silesia we will find Sudety mountains – the second highest mountain ranges in Poland. They are divided into a lot of smaller mountain ranges. The most beautiful are picturesque Karkonosze and mysterious Stolowe. First of these attracts tourists with beautiful views and numerous trails. Trails are suitable for amateurs, who love walking on easy, effortless paths, and also for tourists who are more advanced in hiking. However Stolowe have always fascinated tourists with their mysteries and incredible legends. There are two wonderful labyrinths Bledne Skaly and Szczeliniec, created by nature in dark rocks. The locals tell surprising myths about their origin and their names, like “Hen’s Foot” or “Heart of Mountain Ghost”. Exploring these marvelous places is a memorable adventure for both children and adults.

Lower Silesia is also famous for its historical sights.

We can find here gothic castles with defensive towers, renaissance mansions and baroque palaces. They often include impressive gardens and parks. The little, cosy health resorts are also deserving attention. Their typical spa architecture dates from the turn of the 19th and 20th century. Enthusiasts of newer history could for sure be interested in getting knowledge about Riese complex. Riese is built with underground corridors and several ground buildings. This strange complex was made by Germans during the Second World War, but its purpose is still an unexplained mystery.

Religious buildings also attract tourists to this region. The famous wooden Wang chapel, which dates from 13th century is situated in Karpacz. It was built in Norway but then it was moved to Poland. It is a unique place in our country. An interesting monument is also the Sanctuary of Mother of God, Queen of Family in Wambierzyce with incredible moving crib. The Churches of Peace in Jawor and Świdnica are the symbol of Lower Silesia. They were built after the Thirty Years’ War as a sign of peace between countries. Now they are on UNESCO World Heritage List, as the biggest wooden religious buildings.

And last but not least- Wroclaw. Wroclaw is the capital of Lower Silesia and it is located on Odra River. Due to its location Wroclaw is known as a City of One Hundred Bridges. This idyllic city also has 12 small islands and many riverside parks. One of the islands is Ostrow Tumski, where the oldest buildings were erected over 1000 years ago. Wroclaw is a multicultural city and its architecture is a mix of styles from different epochs. After a long sightseeing, hungry and thirsty tourists can sit in one of the excellent restaurants and try delicious meals and beer.

Let’s explore this mysterious and really multicultural area! But you have to know that you can wander round this region for weeks, months and still feel like you haven’t seen everything. So don’t waste your time!