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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  • This was my second visit to Wroclaw, and the second time I've gone up the tower at St. Elizabeth. The climb is difficult for someone slightly out of shape, but the views are worth it. The fee is minim...  more »
  • It is a small Gothic church in a corner of the Rynek square, whose greatest treasure is a tower from which looks across the city.
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  • Each attraction of Wrocław-an incredible place! Church of St. Jeldzhbety-another one. Elegant and delicious on the inside, strong and unique outside. The church tower-it can be seen from afar. She is a highlight of the Church. Its height is 92 meters. Once was 130 meters. But in 15 was destroyed. The top can be reached by a spiral staircase. Admission for adults is 5 zł for 1 children. The most uplifting adventure yet! Go easy, because a narrow staircase-preuzkaja. Rung-of various sizes. You need to be very careful. And even some tourists go up while others go down. But what a panorama opens from the top of the tower is simply breathtaking. You can see all around-every corner of Wrocław!
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  • Go to the bridge between the two towers - beautiful view over the old town .
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  • Beautiful neo-Gothic elements of Romanesque church from the clinker brick. At the time of the 2 w.ś. in 50%, lost also. Now restored.
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  • The Church looks like, in the middle is a lot of free space, which is from my perspective. I give a big plus for ease in completing Ecclesiastical Affairs (confirmation, Communion).
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  • The Church, as a nice, well-kept, but as the parish is already worse
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