Day-30, May 21, Legnickie Pole to Jawor then by train to Swidnica

We left the Camino Trail heading south to Eddie’s home town of Swidnica. Due to available south-bound train connections, we walked south off the trail from Legnickie Pole about 13 km to the town of Jawor. But another reason for Jawor was its unique post-30-years-war church made just of wood, clay, and straw!

The treaty of Westphalia of 1648 (after the 30-years war) permitted the Lutherans in the Roman Catholic parts of Silesia to build three churches from wood, loam and straw outside the city walls, without steeples and church bells. The construction time was limited to one year! Amazing piece of work. The second church under this treaty, we’ll visit tomorrow here in Swidnica. I’ve included a set of pics.

Since 2001, these two remaining churches are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

3 Comments

  1. Joyce Summers — 05-21-2016 at 6:48 pm

    Those churches made of limited building materials are amazingly beautiful. Interesting history about them too.

  2. Belle Cook — 05-22-2016 at 4:00 am

    Just incredible!

  3. Claudia — 06-03-2016 at 9:56 pm

    Just amazing architecture.