In the South-Western corner of Poland, nestled snugly against the German and Czech borders, lies one of the best-kept secrets in Europe
Like much of central Europe and Poland in particular the borders of Lower Silesia have changed over time. Today Lower Silesia is in the Valley of the River Odra with its historic capital in Wroclaw.
The southern borders of Lower Silesia are mapped by the mountain ridges of the Western and Central Sudetes (the Carpathian Mountains), which since the Middle Ages formed the border between Polish Silesia and the historic Bohemian region of the present-day Czech Republic. The Bobr and Kwisa rivers are considered being the original western border, however the Silesian Duchy of Zagan reached up to the Neisse river which became Silesian in 1413.
The later Silesian Province of Prussia further comprised the adjacent lands of historic Upper Lusatia ceded by the Kingdom of Saxony after the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, its westernmost point could be found as far west as the small village of Lindenau (now belonging to the German state of Brandenburg). To the north, Lower Silesia originally stretched up to Swiebodzin and Krosno Odrzanskie, which was acquired by the Margraves of Brandenburg in 1482. The Barycz river forms the border with historic Greater Poland in the northeast, the Upper Silesian lands lie to the southeast.