The Mistery Of Lower Silesia
Lower Silesia is a region of vast forests, snowy peaks, picturesque villages and historic towns in southwestern Poland, bordering Germany and the Czech Republic. Power over the region exchanged hands many times through its history; from the medieval Kingdom of Poland to the Kingdom of Bohemia, the Habsburg Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia – each constructed imposing castles and fortresses that still stand till this day, making Lower Silesia home to some of the best castles in Poland to visit. Throughout the centuries, Lower Silesia became well-known as a holiday destination for many of Europe’s richest families and monarchies. The verdant landscapes, virgin forests and mineral springs acted as a magnet, and these families spent many of their holidays here in custom-built palaces. The capital of the region is Wroclaw, a historical city with modern international airport. Wroclaw is a city of rich history and dynamic, lively and multicultural atmosphere which was Cultural Capital of Europe in 2016. The region offers a lot of different tastes, views and possibilities to meet inspiring local community including local artists.
- Visit multicultural Wroclaw
- Overnight at the Lower Silesian palace
- See the most beautiful castles of Lower Silesia
- Taste Polish wine in a local vineyard
- Learn the fascinating history of Lower Silesia region
- Paint ceramics and learn to engrave crystals
- Try most famous regional cheese and local craft beer
- Relax surrounded by nature
- Discover the secret of hidden treasures and the “golden train”
- See beautiful UNESCO wooden churches
DAY 1 Multicultural Wroclaw – Polish Venice
Arrival to Wroclaw, the city with rich history, numerous attractions and multiculturalism. The city located in the region close to the boarder changed hands several times. The city monuments reflect the influence of Polish, German, Austrian and Czech culture. Upon arrival transfer to the centrally located hotel. Afternoon walk around the city with a guide. Wroclaw is called the Polish Venice, the Odra river passes through the city, creating numerous islands connected with 117 bridges. We invite you for a walk around Ostrow Tumski, the oldest and most romantic part of the city. See the cathedral of St. John the Baptist, numerous Gothic churches, bridges and gas lanterns. Visit the Market Square, one of the largest in Europe with a beautiful town hall and tenement houses around from the Austrian and German periods. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 2 Centennial Hall (UNESCO), Vineyard and Catamaran Cruise
After breakfast we continue to explore the city. We will visit the Centennial Hall building and walk around the Jewish Quarter. We will admire the sculptures of numerous dwarfs, which are the city’s symbol. Enjoy the lunch in a vineyard near Wroclaw, one of the largest in Poland. Taste Polish wine paired with regional cuisine followed by the visit to the winery. In the evening, a catamaran cruise on the Odra river (depending on the weather conditions). A culinary walk along the route of cafes and bars with tasting local tapas. Overnight.
DAY 3 CASTLE AND THE VINEYARD
From Wroclaw we set off to Ksiaz, where we will visit a huge castle that dates back to the time of the first Polish Piast dynasty. During the German times the residence belonged to one of the richest European families. Shrouded in mystery of the beautiful Princess Daisy, who is considered to be one of the most beautiful women in all of Europe. During World War II considered a German fortress full of secrets. Just few steps away we will continue our journey with the visit to the Church of Pease (UNESCO). The baroque interiors of the Evangelical church delight with detailed decorations. The rest of the day is a celebration of life. Lunch at the modern family horse farm. We will spend late afternoon in the vineyard, among the meadows and bushes of lavender, which is in full bloom in July through to August, in the Silesian-Provencal climate. Listed to the owners stories about the wine they create, try cheese from nearby farm and enjoy the moment. Overnight in Wroclaw, atmospheric hotel or castle nearby.
DAY 4 THE GOLDEN TRAIN AND SECRETS OF WORLD WAR II
Lower Silesia is a region full of secrets and history. The legend of the Golden Train hidden by the Germans during the World War II is still alive here. Near Walbrzych there are numerous drifts build by prisoners of the Gross Rosen camp. Shrouded in mystery, their destiny is unknown to this day. We will visit the drifts in Osowka or Walim. Lunch in the local restaurant. In the afternoon we will visit the palace in Jedlinka. During World War II, Jedlinka Palace was adopted as the headquarters of the Organization TODT, which from 1944 was the main contractor of the Rise facility called Hitler’s underground city. Finally, we will visit the craft brewery and taste the local beer. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
DAY 5 CISTERCIAN TRAIL & RECREATION IN NATURE
After breakfast we will enter the Cistercian trail where in the complex of three churches in Krzeszow we will see the magnificent Baroque paintings and sculptures of Lower Silesian artists, called the Sistine Chapel of Silesia. Enjoy lunch in a regional restaurant. Overnight in one of the Lower Silesia palace. Surrounded by nature time to relax. You can choose to spend time actively by choosing kayaking or bicycle ride. For those looking for lazing around there is SPA facility available. Dinner in the palace restaurant.
DAY 6 IN THE LAND OF PALACES
Lower Silesia is a land of castles and palaces. Not many people know that you can find more palaces here than in the Loire Valley. Lower Silesian factory owners owned tenement houses in Wroclaw and palaces in Jelenia Gora and its vicinity. You can fell here as in a fairy-tale land, the land of amazingly restored castles, palaces and romantic ruins. We will start our journey through the fairy-tale land with the visit to the palace in Wojanow which resembles the most beautiful royal residences on the Loire. Tired? Time to taste the best Lower Silesian cheeses served with local jam and wine from the local vineyard. During the tasting the passionate owner will reveal a few secrets of their taste. In the afternoon, in the palace in Lomnica, a guide dressed in the historical costume will tell us the history of the family, show us how the basement of the castle worked. Dinner will be served in the farm inn.
DAY 7 POLISH HAND CRAFT
Lower Silesia is a rich, pre-war industrial region. Besides the mine industry, the production of fabrics, glass and ceramics developed here. Many of them started back in the XI century. After breakfast we will discover the history of the production of Lower Silesian crystals, we will see the process of blowing and engraving the glass. You will have a chance to participate in the workshop and make your own engraver. Beautiful Karkonosze mountains landscapes inspired writers such as Gerhard Hauptmann, German Nobel Prize winner for the novel “Weavers”, settled in the local area. We will visit the palace with stunning Art Nouveau interiors where his biography is presented. Lunch in the local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will explore the history of the famous blue ceramics in Boleslawiec. We will see the production of the dishes and then try our hands at decorating them during the ceramic workshop. Return to Wrolcaw for dinner and overnight.
DAY 8 WROCLAW
Time for shopping and time at leisure. Possibility to visit Panorama of Battle of Raclawice on your own. Monumental painting, 114 meters long and 15 meters high. It shows the victorious battle of the Poles over the Russians at Raclawice in April 194. For families with children we recommend visiting the ZOO or Hydropolis. Transfer to the airport.
The Mistery Of Lower Silesia
- INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- Original sightseeing program based on the selection of places, attractions and tastes that delighted our WOWLAND team
- Transfer by coach or minibus
- 7 nights with breakfast in a 4* hotel in Wroclaw and beautiful Lower Silesian palace in double room
- Lunch in a vineyard with selection of wines
- Lunch at the restaurant at the horse farm
- 2 regional lunches in restaurants
- Lunch in a form of cheese, wine and local product tasting degustation
- Lunch is a form of degustation in the regional restaurant
- Dinner in local INN
- 2 dinners in the palace restaurant
- 3 dinners at the hotel
- 1 snack dinner during culinary walk
- Drinks: water, 1 soft or beer
- Craft beer tasting
- Pottery factory visit with workshop
- Guided tour of Cristal factory and workshop
- Guided tour of 4 casltes / palaces
- Hauptmann House visit
- Gudied tour of 2 regional museums
- Aula Leopoldina in Wroclaw
- A catamaran cruise on the Odra River
- Local guides
- SGL room supplement
- SPA treatments
- Other drinks
- Rental of electric bike 120 PLN/bike
- Kayaking 50 PLN/person
- Other entrances to museums
- Worth reading:
- Wroclaw has an international airport offering flight from UK, Netherlands, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark.
- Nearest airports: Katowice (180 km), Krakow (270 km), Poznan (170 km), Dresden (250 km)
- The price is based on group of 20 people
- We prefer an intimate atmosphere, avoid crowds, according to safety rules, this is why our groups are small (12-20 people) or we prepare a la carte programs
- We care about your safety. Read more about our safety regulations during COVID.
- It is possible to travel by your own means of transportation.
- It is possible to organize the above program or similar one tailored to your needs, for your family, group of friends. Feel free to contact us.
- We reserve the right to change the order of the program according to availability and weather conditions.
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