Sights in Lower Silesia: my top 8 tips for a trip to Poland

Beautiful Lower Silesia is located in the southwestern part of Poland with its capital city Wroclaw. It has real cultural and sightseeing treasures. Especially the castles in Lower Silesia and the associated Hirschberg Valley are breathtakingly beautiful. In addition, this part of Poland is one of the most culturally rich regions of Europe.

This stands out in particular with its highest European density of castles. And these castles invite to dream and also to stay overnight. All of the castles presented here are located in the Hirschberg Valley, which was once home to the summer residences for the Prussian kings and is part of Lower Silesia.

Sights in Lower Silesia – from castles and picturesque towns

1. A real insider tip of a special kind: Wroclaw

Architecturally, Wroclaw (Polish: Wrocław) is a true rarity. The student city pulsates and in the middle of its center the lively and flourishing market square is lined with unique gastronomy. Wroclaw was rightly named the European Capital of Culture in 2016. The city is considered an insider tip and can still avoid the big tourist crowds. Wroclaw is popular and flourishing, but a hectic pace is not felt in the city.

The historic old town with its cobbled streets is the heart of the center and a true labyrinth of bridges, churches and canals. The neat medieval town hall stands imposingly on the market square. Today there is a museum in the most beautiful building in the city, which invites you to visit during the day.

The numerous versatile indoor and outdoor restaurants feed their guests with varied local and international dishes. Those who have never tried Polish dishes will be surprised. In addition to classic fish and meat dishes, there are also tasty vegan and vegetarian dishes.

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2. Schildau Castle – elegance meets wellness

Schildau Castle or Wojanow (Polish: Pałac w Wojanowie) is today a dreamy and romantic residence. In addition to conference guests, people looking for peace and quiet are very welcome. The stylish offers a variety of luxurious rooms and apartments. The beautiful wellness and spa area provides for relaxation.

The romantic park with fountains and a beautiful and rich flora invites among other things to its open-air events. Thousands of guests visit the popular concerts year after year. The park is not reserved for guests only.

The garden restaurant invites with culinary delights to feast on the terrace. If you like to visit the castles in Lower Silesia and the Hirschberg Valley, you should definitely stay here or at least spend a few hours here.

3. Imposing and majestic Furstenstein Castle

Fuerstein Castle (Polish: Zamek Książ) has a moving history behind it. If you are interested in history and in castles in Lower Silesia, then you should definitely visit the. The castle has belonged to various states and passed through many hands.

Wars almost destroyed it and steadily it was restored and rebuilt again. Its own history is a bit confusing. Again and again there are contradictory statements. This is what makes it so exciting and mysterious. Walking in the footsteps of this history on the spot is exciting and transports you completely into times gone by.

4. The Peace Church in Schweidnitz

Among the sights in Lower Silesia is the Peace Church in Schweidnitz (Polish: Świdnica). It is the largest half-timbered church in Europe. Since 2001 it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was built in 1956. The inauguration took place in the summer of 1657.

Inside the baroque find 7.500 people place. There are hardly any buildings of this type in the world. You might be interested in the old church records, which begin with the year 1652. Historical and at the same time moving is the history of the Friedenskirche and worth a journey of discovery.

Tip: By the way, the Friedenskirche is only ca. 30 minutes from Furstenstein Castle. Here it is worth to connect the two sights in Lower Silesia.

5. Really feel good – Stonsdorf Castle

The Dzida family runs the late Baroque Stonsdorf Castle (Polish: Pałac w Staniszowie), and it's definitely one of the sights to see in Lower Silesia. A beautiful park surrounds the castle from the 18th century. Century. For a good ten years it has been restored. With attention to detail, the family and their team run a small hotel business in the castle.

With a lot of attention to detail, parquet floors as well as the fireplaces in the rooms, it is good to relax here. Let yourself be pampered in the spa area and enjoy this aristocratic special atmosphere. It is one of the most beautiful corners of Lower Silesia and Poland. A dream come true and a journey back in time to a bygone era. It almost seems that time stands still here in the hotel and Hirschberg Valley.

6. The pearl in the Hirschberg Valley – Lomnitz Manor

Among the sights of Lower Silesia is undoubtedly the Lomnitz Manor (Polish: Łomnica) with its two castles. Here there is a joy of life and a restful peace in the park. The castle museum invites you to marvel and the adjoining courtyard with its stores invites you to exquisite shopping. The gastronomy alone is worth a visit.

The entire area surrounding the is scenically enchanting. The rooms are all lovingly furnished and who would still want to go home here?

7. Always worth a detour: Buchwald Castle Park

The castles in Lower Silesia are truly suitable for a large-scale tour. The Buchwald Castle Park (Polish: Pałac w Bukowcu) should also be part of the trip. Traditionally the family Zedlitz leads these estates.

The foundation of the house takes care of the adjacent gardens of the and created after the war truly enchanting gardens. The spacious park invites you to discover and stroll around. Concerts and exhibitions enliven the entire castle complex.

8. Impressive Fischbach Castle to fall in love with

Fischbach Castle (Polish: Zamek Karpniki) is definitely one of the most impressive sights in Lower Silesia and the Hirschberg valley. The castle looks more like a castle. Surrounded by a moat, you're literally held captive by this intense storied flair. Corridors, staircases and narrow corridors seem mysterious and mystical at the same time.

Inside the itself there are inviting rooms to stay overnight. Very noble and graceful is the entire high quality hotel. A beautiful ambience in an incredibly beautiful historic castle.

Do you have any questions about the sights in Lower Silesia??

I've compiled all of the Lower Silesia sights presented here after a quick trip to Wroclaw and Lower Silesia. If you have any questions, I'll be happy to help you in the comments!

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