The Ślężna Street cemetery in Wrocław bills itself as a “museum”, primarily on the basis of its architectural and stylistic features; however, I am not sure that the tombstones, crypts, and vaults rise to that level of excellence. The cemetery seems to be a large quadrilateral with the more ornate and expensive family vaults forming the four sides of the enclosure. Unfortunately many of those impressive tombs are currently is a sad state of disrepair and display serious damage to the detailed ornamental features that originally made them noteworthy. It is clear that regular upkeep has been missing for many years. To be sure I saw several laborers at work on the day I visited, but it was equally clear that they had not yet gotten the upper hand in terms of on-going maintenance.