Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica
Jawor and Swidnica counties, Lower Silesian (Dolnoslaskie) Voivodship Poland
The Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica, 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.
From our members:
nicahojo visited from 6/4/2016 to 6/5/2016.
joneshuijs visited from 7/11/2009 to 7/12/2009.