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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  • In particular, the Interior of the Church has been restored very nice - all the statues and panels gleam in juicy colors. You have to see this church
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  • By going to the tower you have to overcome a lot of stairs in a cramped wenck, so I do not recommend people with claustrophobia. View from top of compensates for the inconvenience.
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  • The Interior of the Church have taken we admittedly do not look at, but are high, the Tower directly which is probably recommended in every travel guide. And it is worth! Wonderful views of the entire city and the is more beautiful than this new-fangled SKYTOWER, or how the thing scolds due to the proximity to the market square with security. The ascent is not without, it's tight and you get almost a Drehwurm.
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