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Eibsee

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Eibsee is a lake in Germany ca. 9 km southwest of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, at the foot of the tallest mountain in Germany (Zugspitze - 2962 m a.s.l.). The lake came into existence after collapse of the big mountain. This lake fascinates the visitors with its location in the middle of the mountains and enchanting colours of its water: from deep blue to turquoise. On the background, there is erected high massive Wetterstein with Waxenstein and Zugspitze mountains. Path around the lake is perfect for a light walk (it measures 7,2 km).


Magical Kupala Night

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Kupala Night (also called St. John’s Eve or "Sobótka") in Poland it is celebrated on the night of 23/24 June. The celebration relates to the summer solstice when nights are the shortest and includes a number of Pagan rituals. The tradition of Kupala predates Christianity. Due to the popularity of the pagan celebration, with time it was simply accepted and reestablished as one of the native Christian traditions intertwined with local folklore. Many of the rites related to this holiday within Slavic religious beliefs, due to the ancient Kupala rites, are connected with the role of water in fertility and ritual purification. On Kupala day, young people jump over the flames of bonfires in a ritual test of bravery and faith. Girls may float wreaths of flowers on rivers, and would attempt to gain foresight into their relationship fortunes from the flow patterns of the flowers on the river. Men may attempt to capture the wreaths, in the hope of capturing the interest of the woman…

Parish Church Complex in Leżajsk

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Parish Church Complex in Leżajsk come from the beginning of 17th century. There is an Early Baroque main altar from 1643. Near the altar there are sculptures and richly ornamented stalls. The church is surrounded by original defensive walls on the northern, eastern and western sides. 
Leżajsk Church Organs constitutes one of the most precious art monuments in Europe. The organs are from the second half of the 17th century. The Leżajsk Organs are three different and individual instruments. The two smaller instruments are located in the side naves, but the largest in the main nave. The organs possess special machinery and are capable of producing 75 different sounds. They are equipped in additional devices, such as: drums, instruments simulating onomatopoeic sounds. Although the longest fife measures 10 meters, the main part of the organs in 15 meters high and 7,5 meters wide, because the architected composition connects the main organs with those parts situated in the side naves. It cre…
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