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  God's punishment or approval?
by magor65

This sandstone relief ( it can be seen next to the entrance to the tower) is to remind us of an event that took place in 1529. You should know that in times of reformation St. Elizabeth's church was given to protestants. Of course the decision was received with indignation by local catholics, who announced that God's punishment for that step was inevitable. Indeed, in the night of 24.02.1529, the lead dome covering the tower was knocked down by a strong wind-storm. Naturally, catholics considered it to be the sign of God's anger. Protestants, however, claimed that it must have been the sign of God's approval, because nobody was killed in the event.
I can add here that the tower definitely belongs to unlucky ones. Only after the W.W.II it was destroyed by fire three times: in 1960, 1975 and 1976.

Address: St. Elizabeth's church
Directions: near Rynek

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  • Written Jul 29, 2005
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