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Świdnica is a town in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. The Peace Church of Świdnica is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

There is an international airport in the near town of Wroclaw.

By train[edit]

The Polish State Railways [1] has train connections from Wrocław but since 1997 the connection to Świdnica (In fact anything via) has been halted. The regional rail operator Koleje Dolnoslaskie [2] has train going from Wroclaw Glowny that takes 1-1.5 hours (sometimes require a connection).

By car[edit]

You can easily get there by car from Wrocław and Jelenia Gora.

By bus[edit]

From Wroclaw, local minibus departs from a side road outside Wroclaw main bus station with several departures every hour (time table [3]). The journey takes about 1 hour to reach the bus stop in Swidnica next to the train station.

Get around[edit]

Peace Church

See[edit][add listing]

The Peace Church (Ksciol Pokojowe) is on the UNESCO World Heritage List- dating from the 1600's and built out of unusual materials (wood and hay), it resembles a theatre or opera house more than a church. Covered top to bottom in beautiful, old, folk-art-style paintings, the Peace Church is absolutely worth a visit.

Behind the Peace Church is an old German cemetery which, as of July 2008, was completely overgrown, giving it a creepy atmosphere and making it a great destination for photographers and seekers of the arcane.

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Attend the summer Bach Festival in July. Concerts are held in the Church of Peace and other venues in the town. For further details go to and follow the links through 'schedule of concerts' and 'Bach festivals'.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

School Youth Hostel [4]

Get out[edit]

Castle Książ, near Wałbrzych, is well worth a visit as is the Church of Peace, UNESCO Heritage Site, in Jawor

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