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CEDYNIA

(former: Zehden)

Location

Cedynia is the most in the west located town in Poland. It lays 25 km north-east from Bad Freienwalde (Germany) and 25 km south-west from Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.), about 6 km. from Polish/German border in Osinów Dolny
Cedynia is town about 1500 inhabitants.
On the west side of Cedynia you can find flat polders. On the north and east there are wavy fields, on the morain terrain. On the south are located woods and heathlands.

History

It is one of the oldest settles in region.
Formerly Cedynia was located on the side of Odra River, however in XVIII century, the river was moved by constructors more to the west and beetween Cedynia and river now are located fields - polders, that are below Odra surface, and are separated from Rivers by the dam.
In 1278 A.D. in Cedynia was placed closter of Cistercians - womans closter - that came here from neighbourhood of Trzcińsko Zdrój (Bad Schönfließ). Closter was belonging to Roman Catholic Archdiocese of KamieĊ„. It was quite rich closter because many of its sisters was belonging to nobilities of Neumark, Uckermark and Pomerania. From about 1356 town Cedynia was belonging to closter (was owned by closter). Closter was terminated at 1555 A.D.
Cedynia never had defensive walls.
In 1930 A.D. was opened railway from Cedynia to Freienwalde. Now the railway is not existing anymore. Only parts of rail embankment left.
In march 1940 the dams between Odra and Cedynia was broken and flood take over 55 homes and many manufactures, post offica and railway station.
Cedynia is known in Polish history as a place where in 24 june of 972 A.D. toke place the battle between Polish Prince Mieszko I and Hodo - Margrave of the Saxon Ostmark.
In 1945 in Cedynia also took place very hard battles between Russian Army supported by Polish artillery and German soldiers, bravely defenced, before they were moved thru the Odra .

Today

Cedynia is very nice, quiet town. It has quite many service facilities, targeted mostly to tourists from Germany. In Cedynia you can find many shops and hairdresser salones, and in located near by village Osinów Dolny are located very big marketplace.

Interesting places:

Church dedicated to Blessed Virgin Mary in Cedynia (Zehden)

It is old gothic building made of field-stone from XIII century. Walls are 1,3 m. thick. One of the church bells is from 1864 A.D.
Holy mass: Sundays: 8:00, 11:30, 19:00, other days: 18:00
how to find → Located on the hill inside the town. Over the town square.
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Cedynia (Zehden)

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Viev Point Czcibor Mountain near Cedynia (Zehden)

Place on the high shore of Odra River valley, with nice view of Odra, and German river side. Here in 972 A.D. probably took place big battle between Polish and German armies.
how to find → When you drive from Osinów Dolny (Niederwutzen) to Cedynia (Zehden) than 1 km after Osinow look on the right.
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View tower in Cedynia (Zehden)

Located on the hill inside town. View tower buildt in 1890 A.D. From the top you can see almost all the town, hills, polder, Odra river and part of Germany. It is all time open and free.
how to find → To get to the view tower you need to go from the Cedynia town square up to the right direction church. Than before the church take road right. After about 200 metres on the left side on the hill you will se the tower.
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Jewish cemetery in Cedynia (Zehden)

On the former Jewish cemetery, there are some preserved grave stones. The inscriptions are nearly unreadable.
how to find → If you drive to Cedynia (Zehden) from the direction of the Polish-German border crossing, turn right towards the swimming pool shortly after reaching the town, then turn left towards the city. Leave the former castle hill on your right. A small path to the Jewish cemetery is located directly behind it.
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Regional Museum in Cedynia (Zehden)

Museum contains expositions about the history of Cedynia (Zehden) lands
how to find → Located in the center of Cedynia (Zehden) by the town square.
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Heathlands of Cedynia (Zehden) preservation

(Pol.: Wrzosowiska Cedyńskie ) On area of 72 hectars. Created in 1985 A.D. It protects heathlands and Xerophytes on the hills near by Cedynia (Zehden) .
how to find → Between Cedynia (Zehden) and Osinów Dolny (Niederwutzen) on the left side (when driving from Cedynia).
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Cedynia - Point of Tourist Information

Pl. Wolności 4
Tel: 0048.914144131
E-Mail: turystyka@cedynia.pl
Open: Tue., Wed., Fr. 07.30 pm - 04.00 am, Thu. 08.00 pm -04.00 am,
Sa.+Su. 10 pm - 02.00 am
how to find → Located in the center of Cedynia (Zehden) by the town square.
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Where to eat in neighbourhood

Restaurant and Pizzeria "Avanti" in Cedynia (Zehden)

74-520 Cedynia
ul. Zymierskiego 6
The restaurant is externally designed as an italian pizzeria, but it offers - unfortunately very hidden - even an excellent polish cuisine. A german menu makes it easy to order, especially look to the pages after the pizza and pasta dishes. Quality evidence of the good cuisine are the numerous polish guests in the externally rather to german border tourist oriented house.
how to find → Situated in the center of Cedynia (Zehden) , directly on the main road.
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Where to sleep in neighbourhood

Hotel Piast in Cedynia (Zehden)

74-520 Cedynia
ul. Swierczewskiego 2
tel.: +48/91 414 48 94 Fax: +48/91 414 49 61
web: http://www.piast-hotel.pl/eng/
email: hotel@piast-hotel.pl
how to find → Hotel is located in center of Cedynia (Zehden) by the town square.
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Hotel Klasztor Cedynia in Cedynia (Zehden)

74-520 Cedynia
ul. M. Konopnickiej
tel.: +48 91 4144 531 fax: +48 91 4144 532
web: http://www.klasztorcedynia.pl/en
email: kloster@klosterzehden.pl
how to find → When you drive from Osinów Dolny (Niederwutzen) to Cedynia (Zehden) then do not turn to the town square but take road to Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) and than turn right to Mieszkowice (Bärwalde/Nm.), Radostaw (Karlstein), and than after 100 m. again turn right.
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