Church of Peace in Świdnica

A monument from the UNESCO World Heritage List, a Monument of History, the largest wooden baroque temple in Europe, one of the seven new wonders of Poland according to “National Geographic” … The beginnings of the Church of Peace did not herald such a series of successes. On the contrary, the Catholic Habsburgs imposed conditions that excluded the Lutheran community and their modest church would not stand the test of time. They could only erect it outside the city walls, without towers and belfry, only from perishable materials: wood, sand, straw and clay. It could not resemble a church, and the construction could not exceed a year.

Location: Świdnica