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Ostrow Tumski – Cathedral Island, Wroclaw

On Wednesday evening after supper, I was able to walk with several of my colleagues through Cathedral Island where several of the first churches to be built in Wroclaw still stand.  The oldest of these churches date back to the 12th century.  It was amazing to stand next to and see the detailed architecture from such a long time ago.  The island sits between two branches of the Oder river in the oldest part of Wroclaw.

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Unfortunately, on this trip, I was not able to tour the inside of these churches, but hopefully I will get that chance sometime in the future.  I will highlight a couple of these churches on a different blog entry in the coming days.

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St. Elizabeth’s Church – Wroclaw

IMG_1464Just across the street from the hotel I have been staying in is one of the oldest churches and tallest buildings in the Old Town area of Wroclaw.  The original church structure dates back to the 12th century.  However a lot of the church was destroyed by hail in 1529 and then suffered severe damage during WWII.  Most of what you see now in the architecture dates back to the 14-15th centuries.  A mysterious fire also caused damage to the church in 1979.
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