St. Elizabeth's Church, Wroclaw

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ul. Św. Elżbiety 1/1, Wroclaw, Poland

St. Elizabeth's Church, Wroclaw Reviews

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Experience the Bridseye View of Wroclaw Jul 17, 2014
Very near the main square (Rynek) in Wroclaw is St. Elizabeth's Church (Kościół Św. Elżbiety), one of the oldest churches in the city, dating back to the 14th century. It is also one of the tallest structures in the Old Town, so you can't miss it. It has had some unfortunate mishaps over the years from hail (1529), war (WWII) and fire (1976), so has been reconstructed at times in the past. I concentrate on the church tower here.

The church tower is 91 m tall and for 5 zloty ($1.50 USD) you can climb the 300 steps winding inside to reach a viewing platform that affords a view of the city of Wroclaw from all compass directions. It's not an easy climb, narrow and steep, but worth the effort for the views from the top. A bargain price for a million dollar view. After the experience, going down is a breeze, but watch out for others on the way up!
St. Elizabeth's Church - tower
Going up, looking down
Going down, looking up
View from St. Elizabeth's Church
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spocklogic says:
A real bargain if one can make the climb!
Posted on: Nov 06, 2014
Zagnut66 says:
Great views for a great price.
Posted on: Nov 05, 2014
spocklogic says:
That's right, Emilia, and serving as a military garrison church today is something I did not mention - Thanks for pointing that out! I made the climb about 20-30 steps at a time, resting for a couple minutes between ascents, so it took me 15-20 minutes, but there are photo ops on the way up too, so I enjoyed it in a leisurely fashion. May might enjoy the climb in the same way too...
Posted on: Nov 05, 2014
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