Poland - Silesia (PDF Chapter)
This is the Silesia chapter from Lonely Planet’s Poland guidebook.
Silesia boasts a rich history, with architecture ranging from medieval fortresses to Baroque cathedrals, a diverse collection of attractive cities, industrial centres and mountain scenery. The mountains are home to idyllic resort towns popular with hikers, bikers and spa fans alike.
- marvel at the enormous Panorama of Racławice in Wrocław
- learn the lessons of history at the former German extermination camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial & Museum in Oświęcim
- enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of spa town Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój in the outskirts of Jelenia Góra.
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Wrocław & Around, Trzebnica, Sobótka, Mt Ślęża, Lower Silesia, Zielona Góra, Świdnica, Książ, Sudetes Mountains, Jelenia Góra, Karkonosze National Park, Szklarska Poręba, Karpacz, Kłodzko, Kudowa-Zdrój, Bystrzyca Kłodzka, Upper Silesia, Nysa, Opole, Katowice, Pszczyna and Oświęcim.