St. Elizabeth's Church

Wrocław, Poland

St. Elizabeth's Church dates back to the 14th century, when construction was commissioned by the city. The main tower was originally 130 meters tall. From 1525 until 1946, St. Elizabeth's was the chief Lutheran Church of Breslau/Wroclaw and Silesia. In 1946 it was expropriated and given to the Military Chaplaincy of the Polish Roman Catholic Church. The church was damaged by heavy hail in 1529, and gutted by fire in 1976. The church's renowned organ was destroyed. The reconstructed main tower is now 91,5 meters tall. An observation deck near the top is open to the public. Since 1999 there is a memorial on the church property to Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a native of the city (then Breslau, Germany) and martyr to the anti-Nazi Cause.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Dave Duesberry (6 months ago)
Beautiful church, spent some time admiring the interior design before heading up to the well known "The Penitence Bridge" which is located up a flight of stairs in the corner of the church, small entrance fee in support of the maintence of this location. Definitely a worth while sceneric point which provides a beautiful view of the sourounding city aswell as the old witches figure which is found on the bridge.
Jarek and Ania (6 months ago)
Beautiful church next to city main market square. Like most churches in Poland, the doors are often open for visitors. This church has amazing organs, and has many organ concerts throughout the year, many of the free.
Aleksandar Rusev (7 months ago)
One of the most impressive places that we have visited in Wroclaw. The church's interior is impressive, but also the view from the tower. Climbing it can be challenging, so make sure that you're in good shape. The view from the top is very rewarding, better than the view from the Bridge of Penitents.
Gordon Mehmert (8 months ago)
Worth the walk to the top. You have a great view from the church tower all over the city. The steps can be quite exhausting, but it's worth it.
David Smith (10 months ago)
The interior of the church is pretty enough and worth a visit. But the views from the top of the tower are absolutely fantastic! Cost to climb the tower is 15 zloty. Watch out that the climb is by narrow spiral staircase, with people descending too, without any landings to give you a breather. I'm 61, neither a gym goer nor a couch potato, and I was panicking a bit at times.
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