Day 1: Arrival to Poland
Arrival and check-in at the hotel in Jelenia Hora (Hirschenberg). You will have some free time to explore the town on your own.
Day 2: Jelenia Hora (Hirschenberg)
We start our tour with a visit to the old town hall, St. Erasmus Church with the Marian colmn and the Church of Mercy. In Lomnica, you will have a chance to visit an exhibition about the Hirschberger Valley castles. The Prussian King Frederick William III had a marvellous castle in Erdmannsdorf. The castle was rebuilt by Schinkel and the park was planned by Lenné. The Court Church was also built in the castle park. This church would be used later as a protestant church by the Zillertaler Protestant Christians. First religious refugees from Tirol came there in the 19th century. You will learn their history and have a rustic dinner in one of the buildings, which is decorated in a traditional Tyrolean style.
Day 3: The Karkonosze (Giant) Mountains
Silesia Tour: Today we will travel to the Giant Mountains. The famous poet Gerhart Hauptmann was the owner of a nice villa (country house) here. We will visit the villa „Wiesenstein“ and enjoy the view of the ridges of the Giant Mountains. The next part of our today’s programme is the Kynast castle ruins. We will explore the castle ruins and learn more about the history of the place.
In Karpazc (Krummhübel) we will learn about the Norwegian stave church and it’s connection to the region.
On the way back to the hotel we will pay a visit to a health resort in Cieplice (Bad Warmbrunn), which is famous for its thermal springs since the 13th century. The local castle and the “Kurtheatre” bear witness to its former glory.
Day 4: Wroclaw (Breslau)
In the morning begins you trip to Wroclaw. On the way there we will visit the Peace Church in Schweidnitz. The church is a UNESCO-World Cultural Heritage in Poland since 2001.
Then we will discover the city of Wroclaw. On our sightseeing tour we will see the Gothic town hall with its Schweidnitz cellar, the University of Wroclaw, the cathedral island and many other sites. In the evening we will travel back to the hotel in Jelenia Hora.
Day 5: Journey home
Today it’s time to say good-bye to the Silesia Tour or book your further travel programme.