Category: Cultural Heritage

The Evangelical Church in Piasek

Piasek, a small village near Woźniki, stands out from the surrounding area because of its history connected with the so-called Frederic’s settlement policy in the middle of the eighteenth century. An interesting monument comes from that time. This is the evangelical church standing at the main market square. The façade of the church is adorned with a characteristic tower. Inside, we can see, among others, a Rococo altar with a pulpit, cast iron stoves, and a plaque commemorating the soldiers - the residents of Piasek who died during the Napoleonic Wars.

square Pl. Powstańców 9
42-253 Piasek
Lubliniecko-Kłobucki Region
in the country
Contact data
: 34 357-90-09
General Information
: churches
Prices & amenities
: admission free
: whole year
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In the lands of Lubliniec county, in Wozniki commune, and not far from the villages of Psary and Lubsza, there is a hill shrouded in legends, called Mount Grojec. The varied terrain and picturesque landscape, accompanied by vantage points, make Mount Grojec a tourist destination for a very nice and relatively short trip. A nature reserve established here in 1996 protects the forest complex stretching on the slopes of the mountain.
In Lubsza (near Woźnik) there is an interesting Church of Saint James the Elder Apostle. Its history dates back to the turn of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. However, after several alternations the church has lost, in large part, the original Gothic-Renaissance style. Inside the shrine there are Baroque altars and a baptistery. Besides, in Lubsza it is worthwhile to stop at the old school where Józef Lompa was a teacher.
There are two important monuments in Lubsza, which is otherwise one of the oldest settlements of Upper Silesia. One is an eighteenth-century house in which Józef Lompa lived, the other - a school established by him in 1820. Lompa lived in Lubsza since moving in here with his first wife in 1819. He worked as an organist and teacher. He also began on a wider scale his social, writing, translation and ethnographic activities. In 1851, as a result of the harassment by the Prussian authorities, he left the village.
In Zielona, a picturesque district of Kaleta, there is quite a ruined hunting manor house. This, now forgotten, but once a building bustling with life, was erected in 1861 by Count Guido Henckl von Donnersmarck, who was also the owner of the pulp and paper factory in Kalety. In these woods there was a game park, in which deer, fallow deer and wild boar were reared.
In Zielona, which is a district of small town Kalety, there is a water reservoir, which took its name from that district. In fact, the reservoir in Zielona Green comprises two water bodies. One of them has a history dating back to the Middle Ages, and the other, much larger, is a dammed reservoir, built in 1970-71 on the Mała Panew river. The both are popular summer holiday destination.
The Florianek Hill rises north of Woźniki. On its top, there is an imposing monument commemorating the soldiers of the 5th Mounted Rifle Regiment and the 3rd Silesian Cavalry Regiment Cavalry of the Kraków Brigade, who died here on the second of September, 1939, during the fierce fighting with the advancing German troops. Graves with the names of 18 perished soldiers from the both regiments can be found in Woźniki itself, in the parish cemetery.
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