St. Mary Magdalene Church

Wrocław, Poland

St. Mary Magdalene Church was established in the 13th century. During the Second World War the church was seriously damaged. In 1945 the legendary Sinner's Bell, which was the biggest Silesian bell, was also damaged. St Mary Magdalene was rebuilt during the period 1947–1953.

The most precious relic of the church is a Romanesque portal dating from the 12th century, coming from a Benedictine monastery in Ołbin that had been torn down in the 16th century.

The bridge connecting the two towers is called the 'Mostek Czarownic' (Witches’ Bridge). A legend says that the shadows visible on the bridge are the souls of the girls who used to seduce men without wanting to be married, being scared of housekeeping. Indeed, shadows represent women with brooms in their hands.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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The real Pit (11 months ago)
If you want to have a look at the whole city, that is the right place. but you must climb a lot of stairs to go up. but every few steps there is a hall where you can rest with relaxing light.
Mike Braccio (15 months ago)
Definitely worth doing this. BUT 1. Cost is 10 zl per person. 2. Expect to walk up many stairs to get to the top. Approximately 7 flights of stairs. I was a little out of breath when I got there but there are several landings you can step off and catch your breath along the ascent. 3. The view from bridge is amazing. See pictures.
thefirstcut (15 months ago)
250 steps and 10zl entry. Views over the city are good but not fully panoramic. Still great value for money and a must have spot to take photos with the dwarves
Damian Lubanski (17 months ago)
Cool climb and much easier than Elisabeth's church. Been in Wroclaw many times and discovered it with my latest trip. I'm scared of heights so didn't feel comfortable on the top since it's open, barrier it's quite high thou. Please visit when in Wroclaw.
Paulina Siedlarek-Maciejewicz (19 months ago)
Amazing views just mind you of you from half way up stairs change from concrete to metal crate all see through... So if you have any issues with heights that might be an extra thrill experience.... Still the view is worth it ?
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