Boleslawiec is a town in the southwest part of Poland that is the top destination in the country for tourists looking to experience traditional Polish food, craft, and sights. The pottery in the town is renowned across the world for its quality, but it is only one of many other attractions in the city. It is also one of the most historically rich parts of Poland.
Getting to Boleslawiec is easy enough, as there are trains running through it from Warsaw, Dresden, and Frankfurt. It is a border town, which means that it is also located near other tourist-friendly parts of Poland. Hostels are present in the town itself, making accommodation a breeze. The hostels are quite cheap. Book a hostel well before you visit the town so you are not at risk of finding them all full.
The history of the town is one of its most valuable assets. First created in the year 1202, it was formally called a town by Prince Wysoki in 1251. It has been under both Prussian and Bohemian rule before becoming a part of Poland in 1945, following the war. The Red Army was posted to Boleslawiec after the war and remained there until 1992.
Visit the old town, a part of the town that has buildings made in the styles of Baroque and the Renaissance. Some of the older residential buildings are still present. The Town Hall is an example of an old building here: it was renovated in 1776.
Another great place to visit is the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. It is a 15th-century church that features Baroque-era architecture and paintings. Arts and crafts do not end at the church either. The pottery in Boleslawiec is famous all over the world. Hand-crafted and designed by the locals themselves, these pieces are affordable and a great addition to any home.
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