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Cathedral Island - Wroclaw

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Ostrów Tumski ("Cathedral Island", German: Dominsel) is the oldest part of the city of Wrocław in south-western Poland. It was formerly an island (ostrów in old Polish) between branches of the Oder River.

Archaeological excavations have shown that the western part of Ostrów Tumski, between the Church of St. Martin and the Holy Cross, was the first to be inhabited. The first, wooden church (St. Martin), dating from the 9th century, was surrounded by defensive walls built on the banks of the river. The island had approximately 1,500 inhabitants at that time.

The first constructions on Ostrów Tumski were built in the 10th century by the Piast dynasty, and were made from wood. The first building from solid material was St. Martin's chapel, built probably at the beginning of the eleventh century by Benedictine monks. Not long after the first cathedral was raised, in place of the small church.

In 1163 the settlement was raided by Boleslaw I the Tall who had returned after being banished. After taking control of the area and waiting for the political situation in Silesia to stabilize, he chose Ostrów Tumski as his new seat. He began replacing the wooden defenses with brick ones and to build a Roman-style residence. more...

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Närliggande bilder i Wroclaw

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A: Wrocław Cathedral

av Robert Hernik, 100 meter bort

Panorama of surroundings of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Wrocław, from the south side.

Wrocław Cathedral

B: The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Wrocław

av Krzysztof Bialek, 120 meter bort

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Wrocław

C: Archikatedra św. Jana Chrzciciela we Wrocławiu

av Grzegorz Rogala, 120 meter bort

HDR panorama of Wrocław's Cathedral

Archikatedra św. Jana Chrzciciela we Wrocławiu

E: St. John the Baptist Cathedral

av Grzegorz Rogala, 150 meter bort

St. John the Baptist Cathedral

F: Cathedral Square

av Radosław Więckowski, 200 meter bort

Cathedral Square

G: Katedralna St in Ostrow Tumski, Wroclaw

av Robert Pipala, 240 meter bort

Cathedral Street is the main street Ostrow Tumski Island starting with Tumski Bridge and running thro...

Katedralna St in Ostrow Tumski, Wroclaw

H: Wroklaw (Breslau) - Ostro-Tumski

av H.J.Weber, 270 meter bort

Wroklaw (Breslau) - Ostro-Tumski

I: Wroclaw (Breslau) - Tumski-Bridge

av H.J.Weber, 360 meter bort

Wroclaw (Breslau) - Tumski-Bridge

J: Tumski Bridge

av Robert Hernik, 370 meter bort

Panorama from Tumski Bridge in Ostrów Tumski district.

Tumski Bridge

Det här panoramat togs i Wroclaw

Detta är en översikt av Wroclaw

Wrocław was the historical capital of Silesia. Over the centuries, the city has been part of either Poland, Bohemia, Austria, Prussia, or Germany. Since 1945 it has been part of Poland.

source: wikipedia

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