European Heritage Days came
into existence as a joint
initiative of the Council of Europe and European Union. They are one of the most
important cultural events aiming at historical and cultural education and
promotion of regional heritage.
Poland has been taking
part in this initiative since 1993 and it is one of 49 countries involved in
this project. As a part of European Heritage Days all
monuments and cultural places are open to the public. In addition
numerous lectures, conferences and exhibitions are held.
This year Nysa is playing host to the inauguration events of European Heritage Days in Opolskie voivodship with the leitmotif „To the rescue of monuments! On the trail of walled cities, castles and strongholds.”
As a part of the celebration at St. Hedwig Bastion screening of documentary
films about history of Nysa, its monuments and eminent dwellers will take
place. At 9.00 pm a fireworks display will light the sky.