Świdnica, though best known as home to one of the Churches of Peace, is itself well worth a day trip from Wrocław. A fine medieval town that survived the ravages of the 20th century more or less intact, it is in the classic central European mould, spread around a colourful rynek (market
square). Dominated by a 16th century town hall (with a climbable tower, free for visitors), the square is just a short 5 minute walk from the town’s main station, Świdnica Miasto.
suspicion of town councillors.