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Travel through the lovely countryside of Lower Silesia to discover two of the most important attractions. Hear your guide bring the area's fascinating history and rich culture to life with a commentary.
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 of 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. Who knows, maybe the legendary 'Gold Train' is lurking nearby?
After an exciting half-day trip we return to Wroclaw.
DEPARTURE: 08.00-10.00am. Pick up at hotel/convenient meeting place after prior arrangement
DURATION: Approx. 6-7 hours (subject to traffic and weather conditions).
FOOD AND DRINK: Although we stop for lunch if requested it is not included in the tour price. We provide free snacks and water in the minibus
VEHICLE: 9-seater minibus (A/C, extra room for luggage, armrests)
PRICE[*]: Normal: [80 EUR / 340 PLN], Reduced: [70 EUR / 300 PLN]
[*] Please note that this tour is a minimum of 3 people otherwise the price is 180 EUR / 750 PLN for a private tour.
Reduced tickets are offered to children under 12 years old and groups of a minimum four people.
WHAT'S INCLUDED: transportation, English speaking guide, entry fees to the Peace Church and Ksiaz Castle, lunch
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2) cash collected by a guide/member of staff on beginning of the tour
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Wroclaw - Swidnica - Ksiaz Castle - Wroclaw
Overall distance: 160 km / 100 miles