Gietrzwald. Basilica of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Photo Mazaki

Gietrzwald and St. Lipka Tour - The Revelations of Our Lady

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Gietrzwald. Chapel of the Virgin Mary.

Gietrzwald. The Revelations of Our Lady - took place in the village of Gierzwald in 1877 when Our Lady appeared to two teenagers.  She sat on the throne among the angels with Jesus on her knees. The girls asked:

- Who are you?

- I am Immaculately Concepted Blessed Virgin Mary.

-  What do you demand, Mother of God?

-  I wish you to pray the rosary every day. 

Our Lady appeared to girls 160 times for over two weeks. With every revelation, the number of the faithful increased to the culminating point of 50.000 participants in the miracle. Yet during the revelations, the Church appointed a special commission of theologians to investigate the truth of the events. In the opinion of theologians, the behavior of the girls who saw the Mother of God was "unpretentious, simple, natural, far from any cunning."

In the opinion of doctors, there was no simulation here. During the visits, the girls had their heart rate decreased and their body temperature dropped.  After the revelations, the fate of the girls was similar. Both joined the order and one of them, Sister Barbara Samulowska, after her death is during the beatification process. In the place of the Revelation, a chapel with the image of the Mother of God was erected. The cross was made of wood of the maple over which Virgin Mary has appeared. 

 In 1977, the Holy See officially recognized the Revelation in Gietrzwald as one of the 12 Marian apparitions in the world. The Mass was celebrated by the future Pope - Cardinal Karol Wojtyla. 

The Pipe Organ. Swieta Lipka.

Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Swieta Lipka. At 1618, the reconstruction of the church began. To stabilize the slippery land between the lakes, 10.000 piles of alder tree were driven into the ground. On such a foundation, this magnificent church was built and is one of the most wonderful Baroque monuments in Poland.  The most remarkable items include the oldest hand-forged gate in Europe. It consists of 3.000 cast iron leaves, none of which is repeated. Like snowflakes. It was made by a local blacksmith and it took him 2 years to make it.

The most famous in Swieta Lipka, however, are movable pipe organs.

Built in 1721 by the master of Königsberg, they had 40 sounds on 3 keyboards (manuals). To play the music, the work of the so-called organ-blowers was necessary, who pumped 4 bellows with their legs. Interestingly, the function of an organ-blower in those days was a full-fledged profession. It was until the early 20th century when the foot mechanism was replaced with a pneumatic drive. During playing the music, the pipe organs set in motion the figures of angels, the Virgin Mary, and numerous stars. In the 18th century, the pipe organs in Swieta Lipka was so famous that a music school for organists was created here, operating for 200 years.

Gietrzwald and St. Lipka Tour from Warsaw.

Can you to Gietrzwald and St. Lipka Tour from Warsaw ?

  • Visiting the Basilica of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Gietrzwald.
  • Visiting the Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Swieta Lipka
  • All tickets and fees included in the price (museum, tour guides, parking, fuel).
  • Transportation from anywhere in Warsaw directly to all locations on the tour route in the same car.
One Day in Poland. A sedan car.

Private sedan car at your disposal, perfect for three.

Capacity: 1 - 4 passengers. 

One Day in Poland. A Van car.

Private minivan car at your disposal, perfect for the groups up to 5th.

Capacity: 1 - 7 passengers. 

One Day in Poland. A Minibus.

Private minibus at your disposal, perfect for the groups up to 19th people.

Capacity: 8 - 19 passengers.

One Day in Poland. A Bus.

Private 49 seater coach at your disposal, perfect for the groups up to 49th people.

Capacity: 49 passengers.

Gietrzwald and St. Lipka Tour from Warsaw. Trip description.

What's the best way to see Gietrzwald and St. Lipka Tour ?

  • Your journey by comfortable car (1-3 persons: Mercedes E or VW Passat B8; 4-6 persons: Mercedes Viano or VW Mutivan; 7-20 persons: Mercedes Spinter) will start from anywhere in Warsaw, at time which you will choose.
  • Upon arriving to the Basilica of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Gietrzwald, for 1 hour you sightsee the entire complex and the place of the Revelations of Our Lady with a private licensed guide.
  • The next stage is a visit to the Church of the Visitation of Our Lady. During another individual tour for 1 hour you sightsee the complex and you will listen  to the organ concert.
  • After completion of Gietrzwald and Sweet Lipka Tour, our qualified driver takes you to any place in Warsaw.

Day trip from Warsaw to Gietrzwald and Swieta Lipka. Itinerary of the Gierzwald and St. Lipka Tour.

How do I get to Gietrzwald and Swieta Lipka ?

1. Transit Warsaw - Gietrzwald.

2. Gietrzwald. Sightseeing of the Basilica of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the place of the Revelations of Our Lady (1 hour). 

3. Transit Gietrzwald - Swieta Lipka.

4. Swieta Lipka. Sightseeing of the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the show  of the operation of church organs.

3. Transit Swieta Lipka - Warsaw.

Gietrzwald and St. Lipka Tour. Practical information.

Where is Gietrzwald ? Where is St. Lipka ? Is Gietrzwald close to Warsaw ?

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How long is tour of Gietrzwald and St. Lipka ?

The total duration of the tour: 10 hours.

 

How far is Gietrzwald from Warsaw ? How far is Sweet Lipka from Warsaw ?

Distance between Warsaw and Gietrzwald and Swieta Lipka is 310 km / 190 miles.

 

How long is the drive from Warsaw to Gietrzwald ? 

Approximate driving time one way: 4 hours.

 

Time of Gietrzwald and Swieta Lipka Tour may vary slightly due to the situation on the road or random events which are out of Organizer's control.

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