French: Églises de la Paix à Jawor et Swidnica
The Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica is a World Heritage Site in Poland and defined by the UNESCO in 2001 and definitely a recommended cultural sightseeing location.
It is on position 134 (133, 55) in our monthly survey..

 

"The Churches of Peace in Jawor and S widnica, the largest timber-framed religious buildings in Europe, were built in the former Silesia in the mid-17th century, amid the religious strife that followed the Peace of Westphalia. Constrained by the physical and political conditions, the Churches of Peace bear testimony to the quest for religious freedom and are a rare expression of Lutheran ideology in an idiom generally associated with the Catholic Church."
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(iii)(iv)(vi)

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