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Church of St. Elizabeth, Wroclaw

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Religious Site
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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  • You can go to the church tower. the price paid out but the tower is cheap. Definitely recommend you to leave. all wroclaw old town tower from everywhere you can see. spectacular views of the whole place is under your feet. processing the job. travel period between 01 July 31-August 2015. Poland is a very cold place. even though we go in the summer evenings and during the day there's a cool air when you take a few dresses as well as Winter ....
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  • For me-wrocławianki, Gnomes are simply:) Always make me smile when I see tourists acquired in "sweat" the perfect shot (s), dwarf/em:)) I have of course your favorite, but as each-it will be a selection of heavily biased (because I work close to Ostrow Tumski, because I live two steps from the market square, ...), so well I advise you? Come and look for our children: because they are worth it!
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  • The outside of this church is its best feature,though the stained glass windows are also stunning. Inside it's a working church not like a museum or relic. It's vast interior and huge vaulted roof is ...  more »