Search for the roots of Chopin’s creativity in the place of his birth and see the fortress-like church in Brochow where he was baptized. In Maurzyce etnographic park and Lowicz you are able to get to know how people lived in the past.
What to Expect
During the tour you will see:
Zelazowa Wola – the place of birth of Frederic Chopin. Put yourself in little Frederic’s shoes while strolling down the hallways of his old home. The exhibition includes lots of valuable memorabilia from the Chopin family, including an original Playel piano. If you are lucky, you may hear the live piano concert on Sunday afternoons (from May to September). The mansion is situated on the river Utrata and surrounded by a picturesque park.
Brochow – fortified church. The current exterior church was created during the reconstruction in 1665. The church was built of red brick and is one of the most valuable examples of ‘defensive’ architecture in Poland. Here Frederic’s parents – Nicholas Chopin and Tekla Justyna Krzyżanowska were married and Frederick was baptized.
Lowicz - This small town is known for its triangular market square, the only one in Poland and one of three in Europe. Just next to the market square lies a cathedral from the 17th century and Lowicz Museum, which displays a rich collection of wooden sculptures, colorful costumes and paper cuts. In Lowicz, traditions are still alive. With a little luck, you can even meet women dressed in traditional folk costumes!
Maurzyce – etnographic park. Discover Polish folklore just outside Lowicz. Maurzyce Etnographic Park gives you an opportunity to see villages characteristic of the 19th century. Admire genuine buildings with stunning furnished interiors and interesting buildings: a school, stable and huts.
- Transportation by car/minibus
- Pick-up from your hotel
- English speaking driver and guide
- Guide in Krakow in English
- Entry fee for Zelazowa Wola, Maurzyce etnographic park
- Basic lunch (soup, main course, water) in a stadard restaurant (a special menu in an exclusive restaurant is available for an extra charge)