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Attractions in dolnośląskie region

Karpacz and The Wang Temple

Karpacz is situated on both sides of a 7 km long serpentine road. It is very often visited by tourists who treat it as staging area for their escapades to the top of Śnieżka ( 1602 m ) and to the Karkonosze Mountains. The greatest attraction of Karpacz is The Wang Temple dating from the 13th century. It is a protestant church, small and wooden. Over 150 years ago it was dismantled and taken from Vang in Norway, because it was too small for the Norwegian parish. Bought by Frederic Wilhelm IV, it was firstly supposed to be placed in a museum in Berlin, but finally it ended up in Karpacz Górny. The church was a bit redecorated and it is now highly appreciated by tourists. Its main advantage is the specific architecture: the church was built with a special 12th century method of using no nails while joining pieces of wood. The Wang Temple is thought to be one of the oldest churches in Poland.
While staying in Karpacz a small but interesting Toy Museum is worth visiting. The view on the Karkonosze Mountains from the chairlift to Kopa ( 625m ) is one of the tourist must sees. Also the nearby Western City in Ścięgny is very attractive. You can watch there:
12.00 - gunmen's duel
1 pm - cowboy or Indian dance show
3.10 pm - a western scene performance
4.30 pm on Saturday and Sunday - Rodeo Show
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One of the cities which develops the fastest in Poland now. With its perfectly renovated old town, Wrocław is an amazing place to walk between beautifully illuminated buildings and monuments, by the river or next to the magnificent Cathedral. Wrocław can also be proud of the Centennial Hall (1913) which figures on the UNESCO list. But the real treasure of this city is Panorama Racławicka, an outstanding painting. Presented in a special, round building, the panoramic picture (114 metres long, 15 tall) is hung all around us on the wall, giving unforgettable impressions. The image is over one hundred years old and it shows the battle of Racławice (1794), when the Poles defeated the Russian Army. Watching Panorama Racławicka means being a participant of this battle.
More: http://www.wroclaw.pl/m46360/p46363.aspx

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Czermna – The Skull Chapel

Travelling through south-western Poland you can suddenly find yourself in a mysterious place which would make you think about the sense of life and death. The chapel in Czermna is built only from human skulls - they come originally from 17th and 18th century and were collected by a local priest - Wacław Tomaszek. He gathered over 20 000 human skulls and bones which were found in the ground after several wars and an epidemic of cholera. His intention was to create the place where people would feel the weakness of life and he managed to do it - the atmosphere in the chapel is impressive.

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Stołowe Mountains

Not very high, suitable for a one-day trip or for a longer march, Stołowe Mountains can show us the unique views. The name "Stołowe" means "table" and connects with their specific shape - it is longitudinal and flat. The mountains were formed over 30 mln years ago and they are of the part of Sudety - one of the oldest mountains in Europe. Partly covered by the forest, The Stołowe mountains offer amazing routes, leading through the natural labyrynths of trees and rocks. One of the most interesting ways goes to the highest peak - Szczeliniec Wielki, another popular is called Błedne Skały (Errant Rocks) and guides you among strangely formed rocks of  different size, shape and individual name.

More: http://www.pngs.pulsar.net.pl/a_index.html

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