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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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  • It's a must to go up on the top of the tower. The view is gorgeous. You will see the old city. It took long to climb, but it definitely worths it. The church itself is nice, but nothing extremely spec...  more »
  • The Church of St. Elizabeth is beautiful not only in terms of architecture and not repeatable at least for me. Place to which it is worth coming back. I would still go back.
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  • With the surrounding houses a great ensemble. This beautiful gothic interior with many works of art. Before modern Memorial to Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
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