St. Mary Magdalene Church, Wroclaw

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St. Mary Magdalene Church in Wrocław, Poland, is a gothic church located between Szewska and Laciarska street close to the central market square, established in the 13th century. Currently it is a cathedral of the Polish Catholic Church led by Piotr Mikolajczak.On the 21.10.1523, the first Lutheran services in Breslau were held here.DescriptionDuring the Second World War the church was seriously damaged. In 1945 the legendary Sinner's Bell, which was the biggest Silesian bell, was also damaged. St Mary Magdalene was rebuilt during the period 1947-1953.The most precious relic of the church is a Romanesque portal dating from the 12th century, coming from a Benedictine monastery on the river Elbing.The bridge connecting the two towers is called the "Mostek Czarownic" (Witches’ Bridge). A legend says that the shadows visible on the bridge are the souls of the girls who used to seduce men without wanting to be married, being scared of housekeeping. Indeed shadows represent women with brooms in their hands.BibliographyMalgorzata Urlich-Kornacka A guide to WrocławBeata Maciejewska Spacerownik Wrocławski
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  • Beautiful Cathedral externally, no interesting inside. Recommend climb the bridge between the towers (5 zł), there's a good view of the old town.
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  • For 5zloty you can climb steps to the bridge between the two towers. There are a lot of steps and half way up they go from being stone steps to mesh metal steps and platforms- not one if you don’t lik...  more »
  • The whole charm of this place lies in the fact that at an altitude of 45 meters is a vantage point known as "stair treads of witches"-a short bridge, that connects two towers of the Church. In order to get the kladke you need to overcome steep stairs and just the entrance and stair treads make this place special. In addition to this at the bottom of the waiting dwarf motorcyclist;-)
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  • Really nice historical place with a possibility to walk up tower. Great views on whole Old Town.
  • Nice church with watch point
  • I was pleased to work under restoration of brickwork and stone details.
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  • Very nice view from Mostek Pokutnic
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