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When I planned my trip to Ksiaz Castle (see my previously uploaded photo) I realized that very near Ksiaz there are two churches, one in Jawor and another one in Swidnica, which are recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage. I decided to make a short stop in Swidnica which was much closer to Ksiaz. I had just 15 minutes inside since there was a private event booked in the church and so the photo is a simple snapshot of the interior, yet I think it is quite extraordinary place and worth of visit so I decided to share it here with you.
By the way, recently rychem has showed a photo from inside of the other Church of Peace in Jawor (click here to see TrekEarth photos from Jawor) which I have yet to visit in the future.

Churches of Peace in Jawor and Świdnica in Silesia were named after the Peace of Westphalia of 1648. It permitted the Lutherans in the Roman Catholic parts of Silesia to build three churches from wood, loam and straw outside the city walls, without steeples and church bells. The construction time was limited to one year.
Since 2001, the two remaining churches are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


Sharper version on beta-TrekEarth or here.

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