Among the oldest churches in Wrocław and the tallest buildings in the Old Town, St. Elizabeth's is unmistakable. A church has stood on this site since the 12th century, but the current Gothic structure dates to the 14th and 15th centuries. This is not the luckiest church in the world: it was destroyed in 1529 by heavy hail, suffered severe damage in WWII, and then was the victim of a mysterious fire in 1976. Today the church serves as a military garrison church.Inside you'll find impressive Gothic and Renaissance altars and over 100 tombs of once prominent citizens. The highlight is the 91m tower (the original tower was 128m) but don't underestimate the climb; we lost count after about 200 steps, mostly due to the lack of oxygen in the narrow, twisting stairwell, but one reader has written to assure that the tower has 300 steps in all. The view from the top is more than worth the arduous journey and 5zł.