Travel through Lower Silesia to discover a wealth of historical monuments and picturesque countryside. This tour features some of the most important attractions of the area reflecting its fascinating heritage of many cultures, nations and political states over centuries.
In the first part our tour passes through Wroclaw’s suburbs, now an extensive well-developed area with numerous shopping and manufacturing facilities. A short distance into the country brings you close Mt Sleza (718 m) which is Lower Silesia’s symbolic mountain of great historical and cultural significance as the site of settlement of Germanic and Slavic peoples thousands of years ago.
Upon arrival in Świdnica you visit the evangelical Church of Peace (World Heritage Site), a unique spectacular wooden structure that bears testimony to the quest for religious freedom in Silesia in the 17th century. Take some time to explore Świdnica's historical Old Town boasting the picturesque market square and the impressive 14th-century catholic Cathedral of St. Stanislaus and Wenceslaus, patron saints of Poland and Czech Republic respectively. An extra stop can be arranged at the house once belonging to Manfred von Richthofen, also known as the Red Baron. He was a flying ace and legend of Germany’s air force during World War One and spent his childhood in Swidnica.
As the tour continues towards the Walbrzych hills, we soon make a stop at the imposing Ksiaz Castle spectacularly situated on a hilltop in the middle of a picturesque park. During a detailed tour of the castle you will view its impressive architecture and learn about the fascinating history featuring medieval dukes, political intrigues, romance and secrets. Before World War II Ksiaz Castle was in possession of the Hochbergs regarded as one of the wealthiest and influential German aristocratic families. Between 1941 and 1945 though it was confiscated by the Nazi regime and reconstructed to accommodate Hitler and some of the party elite. Underneath the castle there is a large system of tunnels hiding secrets of supposed Nazi treasures or intelligence files.
After an exciting half-day trip we return to Wroclaw.
AVAILIBILITY: Our tours are usually available daily throughout a year except some public holidays.
IMPORTANT! This tour has a minimum number of 2 booked seats required in order to operate.
DURATION: 6-7 hours (subject to weather and road conditions)
PICK UP: Time and place arranged and notified individually for each tour. Pick up at hotels is most common.
PRICE: Includes transport, English speaking guide, admission and parking fees, refreshments, personal accident insurance, VAT
Your fare will be calculated in accordance with our tariffs in effect on the date of payment for travel on the specific dates.
DISCOUNTS: Get a discount code for a second tour, group reservation, children etc.
PAYMENT: Online bookings by credit card or offline paid in cash to the driver-guide on tour dates.
- Ksiaz Castle
- Ksiaz Castle
Total distance travelled: 180 km