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View from the protestant church
The monumental Franciscan monastery

Once a border fortress, the city of Wschowa [1] is now a Polish destination known for its historic heritage. Located in the Lubuskie Voivodship, this place has seen a turbulent history. Despite multiple attacks during the Polish Campaign in 1939, much of the pretty old town centre remains and monumental buildings are all around.

Get in[edit]

The closest international airports are Poznań–Ławica Airport (POZ IATA) and Wrocław–Copernicus Airport (WRO IATA). By road, Wschowa is well reachable via national road 12, connecting the city directly to Leszno and Głogów. The town also has a train station.

  • 1 Wschowa railway station. Wschowa (Q2846698) on Wikidata

Get around[edit]


The town centre has several interesting historic sights, varying from 15th century ramparts to baroque buildings and churches. Some good examples include:

  • 1 Parish Church (Kościół Farny), plac Farny 2. Originating in the 15th century, this pretty parish church was restored and altered at the end of the 17th century.
  • 2 Town Hall, Rynek 1. The oldest visible parts of this building, especially the tower, originate in the 16th century. Most of the brick exteriors were however added around 1860 and created after the latest neo-Romanesque fashion. Inside, it has a much older late-Gothic vault. Town hall in Wschowa (Q9304654) on Wikidata
  • 3 Monastery of the order of St. Francis. This monastery is just outside the old town and was built by the order of the St. Bernardyns. It was burned to the ground at least twice. The current structure originates in the 17th century. Today, it is in the hands of Franciscan monks. It houses a church dedicated to St. Jozef and a chapel. There's also a pleasant, walled monastery yard. Saint Joseph church in Wschowa (Q11739794) on Wikidata
  • 4 City walls. The city ramparts were built as early as the 14th century, but repeatedly rebuilt and restored in the ages that followed.






Go next[edit]

Larger destinations in the region include Leszno and Głogów.

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