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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  • The Elisabeth Church is certainly a great, impressive church – unfortunately, it is a construction site at the time. Outside and inside with scaffolding and wood partition. On Sunday, was no access, today on Monday was seen again inside. Very nice figures and window. Stairway to the tower site and season not possible - unfortunately. We were alternatively on the maths Tower of the University, which is just a few minutes away.
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  • Best views of the Rynek. Starts for city tours can be found nearby. The or is just a short walk from here. "Hansel and Gretel" is located just opposite. And somewhat hidden funny dwarf characters.
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  • From this tower you will have the best views of the city centre. The narrow spiral staircase is somewhat tiring, but the view is worth it.
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  • Go to the bridge between the two towers - beautiful view over the old town .
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  • In 1220 he was the first brick Church. And 1997, Pope John Paul II dedicates renovated church. Elizabeth Of Hungary. Today, the Basilica minor since 2003. Beautiful interior, well worth seeing. Details of many items are worthy of study. As the garrison church is a beautiful piece of work. It is worth to show children. Next to the tower. Pay. Call on the tower is absolutely unique sound.
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  • Not very easy to climb the Bell Tower. Stone steps on the range, a narrow pass. Down head spin tourists too much, some people rise up, the other down down, not comfortable rozminatis. Often tourists who climb up asked those who goes down or a long climb. But once at the top you forget about fatigue and enjoying the view around)
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  • This is one of the oldest and largest churches. An interesting fact is that this is the only Church of the military, in which he lived, and whose sacrifice has made John Paul II. From 1997 the year tourists can again enter the observation deck, from which there is a fantastic view of the Wrocław and its surroundings. Especially looks beautiful from this perspective Wroclaw old town. Opening the visitors ' terrace has got to be one of the ways to gain funds for renovation, nadgryzionej tooth time Temple.
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