Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica

The largest timber-framed religious building in Europe - the churches of Peace in Jawor and Świdnica. This complex is built only from wood, loam and straw outside the city walls, without steeples and church bells. 

These churches were built in former Silesia in the mid-17th century. The Churches of Peace are the evidence of the quest for religious freedom in past. They are a rare expression of Lutheran ideology, symbol of fight under strong physical and political  constrains.

 

 
 
 
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