In 1913 Breslau lived the great Centennial Exhibition, which you can read about in the ABOUT THE HALL tab. The small wooden church of St. John of Nepomuk, hidden in the shade of the spreading trees of Szczytnicki Park, is the only survivor of the Cemetery Art Exhibition – a part of the larger exhibition mentioned.
The church was erected in the 15th or 16th century in Stare Koźle in Upper Silesia. At the time when the Centennial Hall opening ceremony was being prepared (1913), the church was waiting… to be demolished! The decision to relocate the church and its reconstruction in Szczytnicki Park was to demonstrate that the declining architectural monuments should be protected and preserved for future generations. Thanks to such a noble attitude, today we have the opportunity to take walks in space and time in this park.