The hilly areas in the south offer many possibilities for tourists. Evermore people choose for a vacation in Lower Silesia. On account of the beautiful nature in its original form. It is pleasant to take part in different activities, for example cycling, hiking and even skiing.
The province Lower Silesia (Dolne Slask) is known in Poland for its beautiful nature and the rich history. The history of this area goes back to the 6th century BC. The region was then inhabited by the Celts, the settlements and the holy relics are founded around Ślęża mountain. Different tribes, of which the Silingi, where probably the name Silesia comes from, have lived in this region up to the 9th century. During the 9th and 10th century was this region a part of the Czech Republic. In 990 the first king of Poland, king Mieszko the first, (his image is on the 10 zloty banknote) conquered this region. This event was the start of the Piast dynasty which gave its identity to this region. Wroclaw is considered to be the capital of Lower Silesia.
From 1348 up to 1526 Lower Silesia belonged to the Bohemian Kingdom. The region at that time was ruled by the Earls of Piast. After the death of king Louis II the region was transferred to the Hapsburg’s Realm. From 1742 up to the Second World War Lower Silesia belong to the Prussian. After the Second World War the German and Czech inhabitants were removed from the province and then the Polish, who lived in the regions which were occupied by the Soviet Union, came in their place. There still live many people with Ukrainian roots in Lower Silesia. There are still Czech and German minorities to be found in the region.