Following the end of the Thirty Years War in 1648, in the Peace of Westphalia the Lutheran minority was allowed to build three churches in Silesia. The constraints were that the churches had to be built within one year, without stone or a stone foundation, without a church tower and outside the city walls. The Church of Peace in Jawor (Jauer in German) was built entirely in wood on a design by the architect Albrecht von Saebisch in 1655. It is 43.5m long, 14m wide, 15.7m high and has capacity of 5500 people. Together with the Church of Peace in Swidnica, the church in Jawor is among the largest timber-framed religious buildings in Europe. The Church of Peace in Jawor has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 2001.
01 Main altar 02 Jawor church interior 03 Church ceiling 04 Jawor church interior 05 Window 06 Jawor church interior
07 Church interior with rows of benches 08 Church interior with rows of benches 09 Pulpit 10 Jawor church of peace 11 Tower of Jawor church
12 Tower of Jawor church 13 Grave 14 Church park 15 Church park 16 Jawor church of peace
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