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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  • We have wait for the trade fair with a lot of patience, for LC it was less an ordeal, as he decently refreshed themselves in a close to nearby breakfast buffet, so they cannot wait the time... The Church herself, again look like so many attractions was in really nice in brick and there were even some stained-glass Windows. The Church had to have been damaged but pretty in the 2nd World War, as most are only equipped Windows with normal glass. I have saved the observation tower me because I was the top of the tower at the other Church, you have Yes not up to go on every Tower... ^^
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  • It is a basilica with three naves, in Gothic style. It is situated near the market square and, despite having suffered several fires and many of the furnishings have been destroyed, it is a visit to the beautiful Baroque altar and the stone Tabernacle of the fifteenth century. If you want to climb the more than 300 steps of the Tower, from April to October you can enjoy an amazing view of the city.
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  • I think the main attraction here is the tower. It is 5 zloty to go up (about £1) and there are 300 ish steep spiral stone steps. It is narrow. Views are good at the top. We enjoyed the climb (although...  more »