08:00 gather in front of the main building A1
08:15 – 09:15 bus trip to Świdnica
09:30 – 10:10 visiting the Church of Peace
10:30 – 11:00 bus ride to Książ Castle
11:30 – 13:00 visiting the Książ Castle
14:00 – 14:30 bus ride to Szczawno Zdrój
15:00 – 16:15 lunch at the Bohema restaurant
16:30 – 17:30 free time to explore the Szczawno Spa park and Mineral Water Pump House
17:30 – 19:00 Return to Wroclaw.
A one-day post-conference touristic trip to attractive places in Lower Silesia will be organised for an additional fee of 550 PLN.
The cost of the tour is not included in the conference fee.
Registration for the tour is available on the conference registration form.
The fee includes bus rides, guide service during the whole trip, entrance and guided tours of Książ Castle and the Church of Peace in Świdnica, and lunch at a restaurant in Szczawno Zdrój.
A wooden architectural wonder
The largest wooden Baroque church in Europe, a historic religious building erected under the agreements of the Treaty of Westphalia signed in 1648, ending the Thirty Years’ War. It belongs to the Świdnica parish of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church in Poland. Since 2001, the site has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Inside, 7,500 people can be accommodated (3,000 seats) with 1,090 square metres of space on several levels.
Pearl of Lower Silesia
The breathtaking Książ Castle is often referred to as the “pearl” of Lower Silesia, and not without reason! The largest castle in the region of Silesia is an example of eclecticism in architecture.
Built in the 13th century it was inhabited for hundreds of years by the Hochberg family, one of the richest and most influential families in Prussia.
A beautiful, impressive building located in a picturesque landscape park – this is how you can describe the Książ Castle. The fortified building called Fürstenstein was built in this place over seven hundred years ago and was a very important point on the map of the defense chain of Silesia. Over time, it has served more and more different functions, so that today, after the turbulent war period, it is the cultural centre of the entire area.
Today, visitors can admire the majesty of numerous chambers, terraces and surrounding gardens.
Photo from the Spa Municipality of Szczawno-Zdrój (Tomasz Durajczyk)
Spa town in the heart of the mountains
A beautiful spa town, with a pump house and spa park. Szczawno is famous for its therapeutic mineral waters. It is situated in a picturesque area of three parks with unique vegetation, which blooms with magnificent rhododendron flowers in spring. A great asset of the town is also its 19th-century buildings.