Zielona Góra city Center - Poland
Zielona Góra the beautiful city Center - Poland
Western Poland (#15): Żagań
Zagan, first mentioned in a 1202 deed, then belonged the Duchy of Lower Silesia at Wroclaw under the rule of the Piast duke Henry I the Bearded. In 1251 it was part of the newly created Duchy of Glogów under Henry's grandson Konrad I.
After Konrad's death in 1274 heirs again divided the duchy and the castle of Zagan became the residence of his youngest son Przemko of Scinawa, Duke of Zagan from 1278, who established a monastery of the Augustinian Canons here. Thus the Duchy of Zagan came into the existence. In 1284 he swapped his estates for the Duchy of Scinawa and was succeeded by his elder brother Konrad II the Hunchback. When Konrad II died in 1304 all former Glogów estates were re-unified under his surviving brother Henry III.
In 1309 Henry III of Glogów was followed by his eldest son Henry IV the Faithful, who in 1321 again had to divide the duchy among him and his younger brothers. He ceded Glogów to Przemko II and retired to Zlagan, which again became the capital of a duchy in his own right. In 1329 all sons of Henry III of Glogów became vassals of John of Luxembourg, the King of Bohemia - with the exception of Przemko II who died suddenly two years later. When in 1393 Henry VI the Older, grandson of Henry IV died without issue, the estates were again re-unified with Glogów until in 1412 Jan I, the eldest son of Duke Henry VIII the Sparrow became the sole rule of the Zlagan duchy. After a fierce battle for the inheritance his son Jan II the Mad finally sold it to Duke Albert III of Saxony from the House of Wettin, thus ending the centuries-long Piast rule.
(Stammlager Luft, or Permanent Camp for Airmen #3) was a Luftwaffe run prisoner-of-war camp during World War II that housed captured air force servicemen. It was in the Province of Silesia near Sagan, now Zagan in Poland, 100 miles (160 km) southeast of Berlin.
The site was selected because it would be difficult to escape by tunneling. However, the camp is best known for two famous prisoner escapes that took place there by tunneling, which were depicted in the films The Great Escape (1963) and The Wooden Horse (1950), and the books by former prisoners Paul Brickhill and Eric Williams from which these films were adapted.
The camp ... Despite being an officers-only camp, it was referred to as a Stalag camp rather than Oflag (Offizier Lager) as the Luftwaffe had their own nomenclature. Later camp expansions added compounds for non-commissioned officers. Captured Royal Navy crew was considered to be Air Force by the Luftwaffe and no differentiation was made. At times non-airmen were interned.
The first compound (East Compound) of the camp was completed and opened on 21 March 1942. The first prisoners, or kriegies, as they called themselves, to be housed at Stalag Luft III were British RAF and Fleet Air Arm officers, arriving in April 1942. The Centre compound was opened on 11 April 1942, originally for British sergeants, but by the end of 1942 replaced by Americans. The North Compound for British airmen, where the Great Escape occurred, opened on 29 March 1943.
HOLIDAY IN POLAND 2017
Film pokazujący piękno Polski, nakręcony podczas wakacji 2017.
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Summer Holiday - Poland 2018
Holiday in Poland
Zakochaj się w Polsce!
Polska to najpiękniejszy kraj na świecie. Kręcąc ten film chcieliśmy dać temu wyraz. Spędziliśmy wiele godzin na planowaniu, przejechaliśmy setki kilometrów i wstawaliśmy o nieprzyzwoicie wczesnych godzinach aby stworzyć materiał, który będzie oddawał piękno naszego kraju. Mamy głęboką nadzieję, że się nam udało. Jeśli materiał Ci się podoba kliknij lubię to, udostępnij go, prześlij swoim znajomym - niech wszyscy dowiedzą się w jak pięknym kraju żyjemy! :)
Wyruszamy w podróż dookoła świata a film ten ma być hołdem dla naszej ojczyzny, której piękno nie ma sobie równych na świecie. Ma to być również wizytówka naszego kraju, którą będziemy pokazywać napotkanym na naszej drodze ludziom.
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Polish capital city of Warsaw night life in the summer - Poland
Western Poland (#10): Klodzko Fortress
Klodzko Fortress (Polish: Twierdza w Klodzku, German: Festung Glatz) is a unique fortification complex of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship in southwestern Poland. The fortress once was one of the biggest strongholds in Prussian Silesia, however, in the whole German Empire, it was regarded as a minor one. Now, together with an extensive network of tunnels, it is one of the biggest attractions of the town of Klodzko, with its underground labyrinth and a repository of for different objects, from old fire engines to local glassware.
First mentions of existence of a stronghold placed on Klodzko's Castle Hill come from the Chronicle of Bohemians, written by Cosmas of Prague. Most probably, it was a complex of wooden buildings, protected with a palisade. Klodzko itself is located along the strategic route between Wroclaw and Prague, and its role as a trading point must have been significant since the early Middle Ages. In 1114, the stronghold was captured and destroyed by Czech troops under prince Sobeslav, who at the same time conquered the whole Klodzko Land. In 1129, Sobeslav rebuilt the town and placed a castellan there. Sometime around 1300, a spacious castle was built on the hill, which became seat of the Klodzko County. Gradually, the castle grew, a church and a chapel were added and in 1557, Lorenz Krischke, architect at the court of Prince Ernest of Bavaria, built the Lower Castle. In the 16th century, there were five wells in the castle with the oldest one from 1393.
In 1622, during the Thirty Years' War, after the long siege, the fortress was captured by the Austrian Army. The city was besieged in June of that year, but resisted the attackers. Finally, the Austrians brought in two large cannons - the Wingless Dragon and the Black Sow to fire upon the walls of Glatz and the city surrendered on October 25. In subsequent years the Austrians modernized the fortress and replaced ancient fortifications with up-to-date bastions.
FREEDOM IN FINLAND
We find some great wild camping spots and enjoy the freedom and serenity of motorhoming in Finland.
A couple of middle-aged Kiwis travelling the world by plane, train and motorhome. The kids left home and so did we!
Motorhome at Michalowice services near Wrocław, Poland
A stop on the motorhome whilst travelling from Dusseldorf to near Łódź. On this day I made a mistake - I know that at times it can be difficult to find somewhere to sleep on the motorway but this was my all time record - I stopped at six places searching for somewhere to park for the night and I could not find anywhere! This motorway stop has a lot of space for all types of vehicles and is located on the Polish S8 between Wrocław and Łódź.
Location : 51.22499 17.19997