Attractions in the Lower Silesia
The Lower Silesia is far more than just Wroclaw. In this article we will tell you a bit about some of the attractions in the region, that you might not have known about, but are definitely worth visiting.
Formerly known as Mount Sobotka, this is the highest mountain peak of the Ślęża Massif. The name of this mountain probably originated from the Slavonic word „ślęg”, which means „wet weather”, or „mud”. Ślęża is a mountain visited by tourists in mass all year long. It is a perfect place to observe the Sudety mountains (especially the Sowie Mountains). If you’re especially lucky, you might even spot the Wroclaw in the further distance. The buildings that can be foud on the mountain’s top include:
The church dedicated to the Visiting of the Virgin Mary, built in 1852
The Roman Zmorowski Mountain Shelter built in 1908
The Millenium Cross of granite, placed in 2000.
The „Osowka” underground city
By the end of 1943, the Germans began to build the Riese objects ni the Sowie Mountains, including the „Osowka” complex. But in early 1945, the construction works were stopped, due to the fact, that the Red Army and the Polish Army were coming. In 1995, security and adaptation have begun. And on march 9th 1996, the first tourists were able to see 650 meters of pavements and excavations. Currently visitors can explore 1500 meters of underground corridors, excavations, rooms and bunkers.
The Srebrna Gora fortress
This is a unique object on the scale of cultural heritage of Europe and one of the crucial attractions of the Lower Silesia At the time of its creation (between 1765 and 1777) it was one of the most modern fortifications of its type in Europe. Its most stunning part is the mighty Donjon – one of the most interesting fortification objects from the modern age. However, the Srebrna Gora fortress is not one object, but an entire complex of strongholds, located above the town. The fortress actually contains of six strongholds and a few bastions.
The Miedzygorze Fable Garden
This small garden is a great place for families with small children. It is picturesquely located on a steep slope of Lesieniec, surrounded by spruce forests and mountain meadows. The Fable Garden was created nearly 100 years ago, in the 1920s, by Izydor Kristien, to pay tribute to some of the most well-known fables and the charming neighborhood, as well as the all-powerful Mountain Ghost. Most recently, sculptures from more recent animated movies, both Polish and foreign, were added to the collection.