Parafia Wang

Parafia Wang, Karpacz

Parafia Wang
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Ivan Kinsmam
Kielce, Poland753 contributions
The only stave church of its kind outside Scandanavia
Jul 2021 • Family
There is a pleasant walk to the church.

A Swedish painter in Germany, Johan Dahl, bought the church to prevent its demolition. He then persuaded Frederick William IV of Prussia to take it over and it was transported via Szczeczin to Berlin.
Owing to the involvement of Countess Frederica von Reden of Bukowiec, in the spring of 1842 the church was moved to the Karkonosze Mountains so that it could be of use to the Lutherans living in Karpacz and its surroundings. The church therefore journeyed on barges along the river Odra to be later hauled by nine horse wagons.
The building site for the church was presented by Count Christian Leopold von Schaffgotsch of Cieplice. It is a slope of Czarna Góra (885 metres above sea level), midway between lower Karpacz and Mount Śnieżka.

The church itself is a remarkable construction with no Iron nails used. The wooden pillars inside could have been from Viking boats and the intricate wooden carving is a delight. A charming small cemetery and a good view of Mt. Śnieżka, plus a base for hiking trails.

Written July 20, 2021
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RavWoj
Rybnik, Poland670 contributions
Beautiful example of skandinavian wooden architecture
Aug 2020
This wooden church was moved from Scandinavia and assembled without singe nail. It is worth to take guided tour to learn about its history and details of architecture.
Written August 19, 2020
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LucasD126
Guangzhou, China101 contributions
Super beautiful
Jan 2020 • Friends
As only 31 churches of that kind left in the world this one is absolutely worth visiting. Amazing just remembered that have to hike uphill so take comfortable shoes
Written January 10, 2020
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Ivann G
Hamar, Norway83 contributions
Well preserved stave church
Sep 2019 • Friends
The history of the church is very interesting, considering that it was transported from Norway to this part of Poland (Lower Silesia). They have interesting history facts posted around the church which people can read in different languages. The only problem is that the guided tour inside the church is only available in Polish or German.
Written September 19, 2019
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Ella W
48 contributions
Highly recommended
Aug 2019 • Family
Absolutely gorgeous place to visit. Must see. A little walk up the hill but worth the effort and it's easier to get down.
Written August 1, 2019
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RobertoGV1987
Liberec, Czech Republic10 contributions
Really nice place
Jul 2019 • Family
We were there in our visit to Karpacz and I would say that this is the most beautiful place there! The church itself and the landscapes are awesome. I just recommed to see it from outside because there is nothing interesting inside.
Written July 29, 2019
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TassieTravellers99
Launceston, Australia3,072 contributions
An example of a Norwegian church in Poland
May 2019 • Couples
Set with a beautiful position overlooking Karpacz and with nice grounds is this timber stave church that originated in Norway. We preferred the Norwegian examples but it was a nice structure. Inside is quite small and plain but the exterior setting is worth a visit.
Written July 3, 2019
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piotrgrodecki
Krakow, Poland164 contributions
Not so special!
May 2019 • Family
The church is quite charming. In Poland, it can be regarded as an attraction. Interesting work of Scandinavian culture. Besides nothing special. Price are moderate. The bigger cost is for a place to park a car in the "downtown" of Karpacz
Written May 26, 2019
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Marcin S
Zgierz, Poland18 contributions
One of Karpacz best
May 2019 • Friends
One of the nicest city sights in Karpacz. A Norwegian XII century wooden church is a charming place right at the gates of the National Park. Nice place to visit before going on a hike or on a lazy day
Written May 1, 2019
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A_and_P_56
Bognor Regis, UK9 contributions
Over advertised
Dec 2018 • Couples
Not so much to do or see around. It looks much nicer from outside than inside. Nice to walk around in the forest but not to sit in the church :)
Written March 15, 2019
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  • Sun - Sun 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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