The first officially marked tourist trail of wooden architecture in Great Poland. Twelve fascinating, rural wooden churches, each of which has a fascinating past and interesting present. Almost all the parishes were created in the medieval, funded by knights, dukes or priests. The current temples were built between XVI-XIX century. In almost every church we can see works of art from Gothic, through Baroque to modern times. They are connected to important local people, events and legends.
The programme covers the wooden churches at following locations:
- Kicin, Czerwonak Commune,
- Wierzenica and Uzarzewo (half-timbered church), Swarzędz Commune,
- Długa Goślina, Murowana Goślina Commune,
- Węglewo, Pobiedziska Commune,
- Kiszkowo, Łagiewniki and Sławno, Kiszkowo Commune,
- Skoki (half-timbered church), Jabłkowo, Raczkowo and Rejowiec (old Protestant community), Skoki Commune
The project “Wooden Churches Trail around Zielonka Forest” was prepared with car tourism in mind – it makes use of the existing roads. The whole length of the trail equals about 130-140 km. It is generally impossible to see all the objects in one day.
The route of the trail can be divided into two loops:
- large – about 90 km in length, using mostly good quality roads. This part of the trail covers eight objects (two of them, the ones in Kiszkowo and Rejowiec are covered by both loops of the trail).
- small – about 35 km in length, using only good quality hard roads. This part of the trail covers six objects (two of them, the ones in Kiszkowo and Rejowiec are covered by both loops of the trail).
More information, including descriptions of specific churches can be found of the web page of the Wooden Churches Trail or in the Internet handbook “Szlak Kościołów i Budowli Drewnianych”.