Following the Cistercians

Information

Duration 7.5 hrs
Departure 08:00 - 12:00 am
Departure days Daily
Type of a trip Guided tour trough Lower Silesia

 

During this tour we will discover the rich heritage of the Cistercians in Lower Silesia. The order was playing a leading role in the religious history of the twelfth century, especially in the east of Elbe, introducing simultaneously the Christianity, civilization and agriculture. The first of the attraction on the tour is the Town of Trzebnica with the oldest feminine Cistercian convent in Poland. We will see the impressive baroque sarcophagus of Saint Hedwig sculpted out of marble and alabaster.

Our tour then takes us to Lubiąż where the largest Cistercian abbey in the world, as well as the second largest baroque building in Europe is located! We will admire the two-storey Prince Hall embellished with sculptures by a Wrocław master- Joseph Mangoldt as well as a plafond and murals by Christian Philip Bentum. Finally we will arrive at Legnickie Pole. In 1241 a famous battle took place here between the Christian knights and Mongols. It was at this battle that the duke of Wrocław Henry II the Pious the son of Saint Hedwig, was killed. In Legnickie Pole we will visit the museum of the battle, baroque church of Saint Hedwig and a former Benedictine abbey.

Prices

Organized groups  
English speaking guide service 440 PLN/per group
Price does not include the admission fees to the visited attractions  
Individual clients (minimum 2, maximum 8 people)  
Normal 220 PLN
Discount* 200 PLN
*(students, group bookings of min. 4 persons)  
Price does not include the admission fees to the visited attractions  
Admission prices  
Cistercian abbey in Lubiaz 6-10 PLN/person
Museum of the Battle of Legnica 2,5-4,5 PLN/person