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Church of St. Elizabeth, Wroclaw
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St. Elizabeth's Church of the Catholic Third Order of Saint Francis is a Gothic church in Wrocław, Poland. It is one of the most iconic structures of the city's panorama.HistoryThe structure dates back to the 14th century, when construction was commissioned by the city. The main tower was originally 130 meters tall. From 1525 until 1946, St. Elizabeth's was the chief Lutheran Church of Breslau/Wroclaw and Silesia. In 1946 it was expropriated and given to the Military Chaplaincy of the Polish Roman Catholic Church. The church was damaged by heavy hail in 1529, and gutted by fire in 1976. The church's renowned organ was destroyed. The reconstructed main tower is now 91.5 meters tall. An observation deck near the top is open to the public. Since 1999 there is a memorial on the church property to Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a native of the city (then Breslau, Germany) and martyr to the anti-Nazi Cause.
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  • Interesting gothic-style church with beautiful modern stained glass windows and stone carvings. The structure dates back to the 14th century, has been destroyed and rebuilt a number of times. Definite...  more »
  • The Church is located next to the market for kamienniczkami of Hansel and Gretel. We went there because of the observation tower but unfortunately was closed and there was no information why, no opening hours, nothing.
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  • Want to share your impressions from visiting the Basilica of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, which is located on the Town Hall square. This unique church 13 century endured a lot of fire elemental and reconstructions and is still considered the most visited in Wroclaw. The first church on this site was built in the 13rd century and called it St. Laurent, later at the same place erected a new Church, and received its current name. The church tower with a height of 130 metres, built by Prince Boleslav III, was damaged by strong winds, and the newly built tower with a height of 90 meters had already had 6 bell towers. The Church also suffered during the Napoleonic wars, in her recovery helped financially as wealthy citizens and all city dwellers. The second world war the Church survived quietly, but after the war, she had several fires, the last of which in the year 1976, damaged not only the Basilica itself, but also furniture, vault of the nave and the authority. Now the Tower has a height of 91.46 meters. The Interior of the Gothic style will impress you with its splendour and magnificence. If you climb to the observation deck, you will be unusually beautiful panorama of the city. May 31, 1997 year, Pope John Paul II consecrated the Church, and six years later awarded it the status of Basilica. In the Church are not only worship, but also various exhibitions. During our stay we saw wonderful drawings of schoolchildren on a holiday Resurrection. This place truly Holy and unusual, it will give you strength and inspiration and will give powerful energy. P.s. Elizabeth was the daughter of the Hungarian king of Arpad dynasty, preached the idea of Franciscans, helped the poor and the poor. Died in 24 years. In the 13 century was canonized, especially one in Germany. It is considered the patroness of the Franciscans, health workers, bakers and members of charitable organizations.
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