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Muzeum Dawnego KupiectwaMuseums0.2km
Military Museum Gmina SwidnicaMuseums0.3km
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Ksiaz CastleCastles 14km
Grodno CastleCastles 12km
WrzosHill15km
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WieżycaHill18km
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Tourist information and destination rating

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Pros

breathtaking architecture
nice weather
delicious meals
distinctive atmosphere
easy-to-access
romantic

Cons

uncomfortable summer temperature
rather expensive

Suitable for

history
nature
active vacation
health tourism
romantic vacation
sport tourism
study

Why to go there?

old&new architecture

Transportation and means of transport

railway
air


Information and Facts

GPS: 50.8432, 16.4894
Altitude: 237 m
Foundation (year): 1267
Nearest airport: Copernicus Wroclaw Airport, 57 km
Last update: Oct 21, 2012 4:33:13 PM

Swidnica: Reviews

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 Aura: 80Reviews: 56Aug 24, 2011 10:01:00 AM
Świdnica is a historical city in Poland . It is situated in the south-western part of the country, in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship, about 50 km from Wrocław . It has more than 65,000 inhabitants today. Świdnica attracts visitors to its monuments, especially the Church of Peace.

A little bit of history

The city's history dates back to the 12th century. In 1290, Świdnica became the capital of one of the Silesian Piast states. In the Middle Ages, it was a prosperous and wealthy city.

Church of Peace Świdnica

Świdnica is a beautiful city and has lots to offer to its visitors. The most significant monument is the unique Church of Peace from the second half of the 17th century. It is a building made from wood and clay with a shingled roof. The church was supposedly built without using a single nail. Inside, you will find beautiful baroque decoration. Since 2001, the Church of Peace in the city of Świdnica is a World Heritage Site UNESCO .

Tourist attractions in Świdnica

Another place of interest in Świdnica is the main square (Rynek) . There are buildings ranging from the Baroque era up to building of the post-war architecture. You can take a pleasant walk around the Rynek in the evening, when the buildings are nicely lit up. The most interesting building on the square is the town hall from 1710, where you will find the Dawnego Kupiectwa Museum. It features e.g., a pub, a pharmacy or a variety store of the old times. There is an interesting collection of historical scales and weights. East of the Rynek, you can visit the Church of Ss. Stanislav and Vaclav. It has a 103-metres high tower that is considered the second highest church tower in Poland. If you are interested in weapons, you should definitely not miss the military museum Broni with weapons, armor and canons from the 19th and 20th century. For information about other places of interest in the city, visit the information center on the Rynek. The Ksiaz Chateau, one of the most visited chateau complexes in Poland, is about 15 km from Świdnica.

Tourist services

Świdnica offers a wide choice of accommodation. You can stay e.g. at the Wierzba Hotel, the Park Hotel or the Piast-Roman Hotel. The youth hostel on street Kanonierska 3 is a cheaper alternative. The Dom Rekolekcyjny that belongs to the Pentecostal Church might be an interesting choice of accommodation. Instead of TV, you will have a bible in your room. For a good meal in Świdnica, try out the Kurna Chata Restaurant on the Rynek offering delicious traditional cuisine or the cheaper Czerwony Gryf Restaurant. For a light and snack and a good drink, go to Café 7 or the bar Pod Arkadami.

Transport

Świdnica is best accessible by car, bus or train. The nearest international airport is in Wrocław (Copernicus Airport Wrocław) , about 50 km away. The railway station in Świdnica is near the main square (Rynek) . The bus terminal is located directly behind it. By train or bus, you can easily get to e.g. Wrocław and Legnica . By car, follow roads n.35, 382 and 379.

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