Where is Silesia and what do you know about it?
Silesia is a historical region in Central Europe, most of which is in Poland and a small part of which is located in the Czech Republic and Germany. The region itself is divided into two parts, northern Silesia and southern Silesia. Southern Silesia is known as a province in Poland, which is very rich in natural resources such as copper, brown coal and rock. The province is located in southwestern Poland, where you can find natural wonders, historical sites and large and beautiful palaces. Parts of the province are bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany, and some of their border attractions are part of southern Silesia. Get acquainted with some of the sights of this province.
The capital and oldest city of Silesia is the city of Wroclaw in Poland. One of the attractions of this ancient city is the old city hall. Wroclaw is also home to the oldest and most amazing zoo in Poland. Wroclaw is located on the river Odra and is one of the largest and most energetic cities in Poland.
Ksiaz Castle is located on a hill surrounded by forests and green space. The castle has one of the most spectacular views in Poland. The castle’s reputation goes beyond Poland because between 1943 and 1945, numerous underground tunnels were secretly built by the Nazis under the castle. This led to a widespread rumor in 2015 that a Nazi train full of jewels and gold was hiding under the castle. The same rumor caused them to go around the castle to reach these golds, although it did not work and they returned empty-handed, but the secret underground passages of this castle are still like an unsolved puzzle.
Klodzko is another city in southwestern Poland, located in the center of a valley of the same name. The city has a mountainous environment and since it is located near the Czech Republic, you can see a different culture and architecture inspired by this country. There is a small stone bridge in this city which, because of its similarity, is known as the small version of the Charles Prague Bridge. Klodzko also has a beautiful old town and a fantastic town hall that combines Gothic and Baroque architecture. Klodzko Palace with its hidden underground passages is one of the most important attractions of this city.
Churches of Peace
Churches of Peace are religious buildings built by the region’s Protestants after the peace and end of the region’s religious wars in 1648. These were three buildings that today can only be found in two cities in southwestern Poland which were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001. As the largest churches in Europe with a body of wooden frames, the churches of peace have a beautiful and impressive interior design and are unlike any other church from the outside.
The city is located in southwestern Poland and has a not-so-pleasant past. In the early 17th century, a plague killed almost a third of the city’s population, and in 1858 the entire city was destroyed by fire. But today the city stands very firmly and has preserved many of the historical attractions of the past with little change. One of them is its sloping tower called Krzyea Wieza, which has made this city known as Pisa Silesia. Among these tourist attractions, we can mention the protective walls of the 13th century and the castle, which belongs to the 14th century.
Skull Chapel in Czermna
When you look at the building from the outside, it looks like a simple Baroque church, but inside you will have a different atmosphere. The walls and ceiling of the church are decorated with 3,000 bones and skulls related to the victims of the region’s wars and diseases. There are approximately 20,000 bones in the interior of the church. The church is located on the border between Poland and the Czech Republic and is surrounded by extraordinary and beautiful nature.
Vang Stave Church
Wong Steve Church is one of the historical and religious attractions hidden among the mountains. This Norwegian wooden church was built in the 12th century in southern Norway but was moved to Poland in the 19th century. Wong Steve Church is a wonderful example of religious architecture in the Scandinavian region that is not made of any nails.
Southern Silesia is known as the land of churches and monasteries, among which Lubiaz is famous for being the largest Cistercian monastery in the world. The monastery dates back to the Middle Ages when the first monastery was built in this area near the Odar River. In this monastery, the Nazis conducted secret research and built V1 and V2 rockets.
In the Stolowe Mountain National Park you will see huge rocks with different and amazing shapes, which are called “Polish Narnia”. These large cliffs and mysterious caves create a unique scene for fantasy movies. It is not surprising that parts of “The Story of Narnia” were filmed in this area.
Located 11 km southwest of Klodzko, with its tranquil atmosphere, beautiful hiking trails and luxury resorts, as well as being close to the towns of Klodzko and Wroclaw, the town of Polandica-Zdroj is one of the most famous spa destinations in Poland. . Most tourists who come to this city come to Zdorj Park to use its healing waters.