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Trips around Wrocław and in Lower Silesia region



wroctripss    
15 Jul 2014  #1

I do cozy, private excursions around Wrocław and in Lower
Silesia Region...Whole region is beautiful & interesting, just like its capital - Wrocław...
visit my website: funtrips.club
Want to see castles ? charming towns ? beautiful landscapes ?
funtrips.club - just visit my website and call me ;-)
cheers...Hablo espanol tambien ;]


DominicB - | 2,410    
16 Jul 2014  #2

Leave Wrocław

Church of Peace in Świdnica
Castle Książ
Osówka underground nazi factory complex
Chapel of skulls in Kudowa Czermna

Stay in Kudowa Zdrój

Daytrip 1: For the religious crowd, the sanctuaries in Wambierzyce and Bardo

Daytrip 2: Gold mine in Złoty Stok,
Cave of the Bear near Kletno

Leave Kudowa, go to Karpacz through Czech Republic, stop in Trutnuv for brunch/lunch

Arrive Karpacz, visit Wang Chapel

Sleep in Karpacz

Day trip around Karpacz, go to top of Śnieżka mountain

Next day, leave Karpacz,

Waterfall between and Podgórżyn and Przesieka
Park Miniatur and uranium mine in Kowary
Jelinia Góra old town

Go back to Wrocław
Crow 137 | 5,906    
16 Jul 2014  #3

Trips around Wrocław and in Lower Silesia region

is that separatist movement in Silesia aggressive? Are trips safe?
Szalawa 4 | 254    
16 Jul 2014  #4

wrong region Crow, I spent a few months in Dolno Slask. separatist are almost non-existent movement
Crow, its very safe... I hop from Dolno slask and slask by train to visit family. I don't bother with Opole (not so interesting region). This is probably where most separatists are, but again nothing to threat and I am not aware of them being violent.
DominicB - | 2,410    
16 Jul 2014  #5

is that separatist movement in Silesia aggressive? Are trips safe?

Lower Silesia is to Silesia as West Virginia is to Virginia or Lower Saxony is to Saxony.

In other words, Lower Silesia is not in Silesia, and has very little in common with it nowadays.
When modern Poles say "Śląsk" (without a qualifier), they usually mean either the area formerly known as Oberschlesien (Upper Silesia), or województwo śląskie, depending on context.

Dolny Śląsk is usually not included except in some contexts having to do with prewar history. People from Dolny Śląsk generally do not consider themselves Silesians (unqualified). They may consider themselves Lower Silesians, but not Silesians.

Even the origin of the local population is different. The (almost entirely German) population of Lower Silesia was expelled after WWII and replaced by Polish refugees from the eastern areas of Poland that it lost after the war. There were few Slavic inhabitants before the war.

In (Upper) Silesia, not all of the Germans were expelled, and there was a significant amount of Slavic inhabitants before the war.

Województwo dolnośląskie almost, but not quite, coincides with the pre-war Niederschlesien. Ziemia Kłodzka was historically never part of Silesia, but of Bohemia.

A good part of Niederschlesien now lies in Województwo Opolskie, as does a good part of Oberschlesien (About half and half).

Województwo Śląskie, on the other hand, contains large areas that were never part of Silesia, like Sosnowiec and Częstochowa.
Cardno85 31 | 976    
16 Jul 2014  #6

*mildly off topic*

I found it interesting that Lower Silesia is further North than Silesia...
Crow 137 | 5,906    
16 Jul 2014  #7

its very safe...

ok. Its good to know that when one travel to pilgrimage in Arkona, via Poland

@DominicB
Thanks very much for info.
DominicB - | 2,410    
16 Jul 2014  #8

I found it interesting that Lower Silesia is further North than Silesia

In geography, "lower" means "down river", not "south".
jon357 70 | 12,793    
16 Jul 2014  #9

A very nice place to visit is Prudnik. It was once called Polnisch-Neustadt (Polish Newtown). It's just over the border in Opolskie now, but used to be in Lower Silesia.
Cardno85 31 | 976    
16 Jul 2014  #10

In geography, "lower" means "down river", not "south".

I am aware of that, however, being Scottish, the Highlands are North and the lowlands are South. I also got confused in New Zealand when the Highlands are in the far south of the country.
OP wroctripss    
27 Aug 2015  #11

hah, one year passed and I still do these trips.
to answer some posters:
Crow: no, no separatists here, I dont have BUK1 missile system mounted on the roof of my car and all is smooth and safe. Poland is "ethnically clean" - to put it in such brute way - and there are no MAJOR minorities here of other nations

and I agree with most what DominicB said about Silesia and Lower Silesia history
& to anyone interested in doing some trip while being in Wroclaw, I invite you to visit: funtrips.club

cheers !



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