The Churches of Peace in Jawor and Świdnica, 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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2 sites in this World Heritage

  • Lutheran Church of Peace under the invocation of the Holy Ghost
  • Lutheran Church of Peace under the invocation of the Holy Trinity

Lutheran Church of Peace under the invocation of the Holy Ghost

Lutheran Church of Peace under the invocation of the Holy Trinity

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Poland 
Category
Cultural
Name
Churches of Peace in Jawor and Świdnica
Selection Criteria (?)
(iii)(iv)(vi)
Year of Registered
2001
Keyword
Church, Registered in 2001