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Świdnica Peace Church

Świdnica is a city of 58,000 inhabitants in Dolnośląskie, Poland. It lies 55km southwest of the regional capital Wrocław. The Peace Church of Świdnica is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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By plane[edit]

There is an international airport in the near city of Wrocław.

By train[edit]

PKP has train connections from Wrocław.

By car[edit]

You can easily get there by car from Wrocław, Wałbrzych and Jelenia Góra.

By bus[edit]

Many international and domestic connections (see Poland by bus).

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  • 1 Peace Church (Kościół Pokoju), plac Pokoju 6, +48 74 852 28 14. On the UNESCO World Heritage List - dating from the 1600s and built out of unusual materials (wood and hay), it resembles a theatre or opera house more than a church. Covered top to bottom in beautiful, old, folk-art-style paintings, the Peace Church is absolutely worth a visit. Peace Church in Świdnica (Q1456840) on Wikidata
  • Cemetery (Cmentarz Komunaly). Behind the Peace Church is an old German cemetery which as of July 2008 was completely overgrown, giving it a creepy atmosphere and making it a great destination for photographers and seekers of the arcane.
  • 2 Museum of Weapons and Military Items (Muzeum Broni i Militariów), al. Niepodległości 21, +48 791 376 320. Daily 8:00—18:00.


Attend the summer Bach Festival in July. Concerts are held in the Church of Peace and other venues in the town. For further details go to [1] and follow the links through 'schedule of concerts' and 'Bach festivals'.





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