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CHOJNA

(former: Königsberg/Nm.)

Location

Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) is located on a way from Szczecin (Stettin) to Kostrzyn (Küstrin) , about 70 km south from Szczecin (Stettin) , and about 60 km north from Kostrzyn (Küstrin) . From Germany the best way is from Schwedt Oder (20 km) via the border Schwedt/Krajnik Dolny (Niederkränig) .
Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) is medium town, about 7000 inhabitants.
Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) is located in big valley. It is partly surrounded by wavy fields and woods.

History

Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) was buildt in middle of XIII century by the Branderburgian Graf.
In middleages Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) former called Königsberg was the biggest town of Neumark (Nowa Marchia).
During dhe World War II the town has been destroyed in about 75%. Probably more injured than war occused Russian army thet was statnding in Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) . Russian military airport was existing in Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) up to 1990, when all Russian soldiers were moved back to Russia.

From the old town survived parts of defensive wall, town hall and the Cathedral. Town hall war renewed in 1970-1980 as a settlement of "culture house", but the "old look" it has only outside. Cathedral is still in renovation.

Today

Today in Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) are located station of border police, police precinct, fire department, ambulance station, few banks, library and quite big asortiment of shops and restaurants.

Interesting places:

Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.)

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Panorama of Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.)

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Cathedral dediacted to Blessed Virgin Mary in Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.)

Marien Church in Chojna is in restoration since 1986. The initiator of church restoration was german architect Günth er Kumkar. The renovation is mostly sponsored by "fundation for polish-german cooperation".
The church tower is over 102 metres high. It is 6th that high tower in Poland.
Church in Chojna can be visited every day. Near the entrance you can find phone number or you may go to tourist information (not far) and someone from the tourist information may come and open the church. There is also possible visiting of the tower.
how to find → Located in the center of Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.). It is visible from very big distance frome every side.
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Church dedicated to Gods Trinity in Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.)

Buildt in 14th century gothic church. In the beginning it belong to closter of Augustinians. From 1536 to 1690 it was changed to warehouse. Before World War II the church was not used as church, but as gymnasium and fire brigade depot. After the war, it was not so destroyed as the St. Mary church and became a church again. Holy mass on Sundays at: 7:00, 9:00, 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Other days 6:00 PM.
how to find → If you drive thru Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) direction from to Szczecin (Stettin) than before Town Hall turn right. Drive about 400 m. If you drive from Osinów Dolny than before town hall turn right and after 200 m turn left and next right. Not easy to find.
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Church dedicated to Mark the Evangelist in Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) / Barnkowo (Bernickow)

Gothic church from 15th century with neogothic tower from 19th century. Former it belong to Augustinians closter
Holy Mass every Sundays: 9:00 AM, Wednesdays 5:00 PM. (Parish: NSPJ Chojna )
how to find → Leaving Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) in direction Trzcińsko Zdrój (Bad Schönfließ) the church will be on the right side of the road.
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St. Gertrude's Chapel in Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.)

Ruins of the 15th century gothic chapel. The chapel was buildt in 1490. It is located near military Russian cementary. It survived the World War II, but after war, socialistic authorities ordered to ruin the obiect. In the time this order was appionted in the Chapel was still XV century frescs. While destroing the chappel some authorities decided to cancel the order, but it was already too late and after few years of being exhibited for rain and bad weather the frescos has disappeared.
how to find → It is located near the roundabout in Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) by the road to Krajnik Dolny (Niederkränig) and Cedynia (Zehden) . Easy to find.
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Town hall in Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.)

Is a building from 1320 A.D. Beautiful facade of the building was created in XV century. After War it was partly destroyed. Reconstructed in early 80. It is located near the roundabout in Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) by the road to Krajnik Dolny (Niederkränig) and Cedynia (Zehden) . Easy to find.
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Russians soldiers cemetery in Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.)

War cemetery of Soviet soldiers. Located near center of Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) behind the ruins of St. Gertrude chapel.
how to find → If you drive from Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) to Cedynia (Zehden) than stop your car near roundabout, by the ruins of old chapel. Cemetery is right behind.
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Muncipal Cemetery in Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.)

Muncipal cemetery in Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) is big and nicely organised. On its big territory are located normal cemetery of Chojna, cemetery of russian soldiers and small monument in memory of former german Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) inhabitants together with some old gravestones.
how to find → If you drive from Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) direction Cedynia (Zehden) than cemetery will be on your right just before leaving Chojna.
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New cemetery of Russians Soldiers in Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.)

Cemetery of soldiers of Northern Group of Soviet Army and their families who died in territory of Chojna, Szczecin and Stargard Szczeciński between 1946 and 1990.
how to find → Russian cementary is located on the actual municipal cemetery of Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) on its western part. It is located on the right side of the road when you leaving Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) direction Cedynia (Zehden) .
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Former Jewish Cemetery in Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.)

On the cemetery there is actually no one grave. It is only small field covered with grass with information board.
how to find → If you drive from Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) direction Szczecin than cemetery will be on your left, while driving uphill just before leaving Chojna.
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Defensive Wall in Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.)

Chojna was surrounded by defensive wall in 13th-14th century. Today left about 50% of walls, and 2 gate-towers.
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Military Air Craft base in Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.)

In 1951 it was adapted for Russian military aircraft base for 582th Regiment of Aircraft Fighters. Here were standing 34 airplanes - Fighters SU-27.
how to find → When you drive from Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) to Cedynia (Zehden) than after the roundabout take the 2nd road left, thru the blocks, drive forward.
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In neighbourhood of Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.)

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Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) - Archiwal fotos

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Where to eat in neighbourhood

Restaurant Piastowska in Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.)

ul. Jagiellońska 30, Chojna
It is located in the center of Chojna. One building together with Hotel, easy car park.
how to find → When entering Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) from Mieszkowice, before the town gate (tower) take road left. Than after about 500 metres restaurant will be on your left.
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Restaurant Rycerska in Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.)

pl. Konstytucji 3 Maja, Chojna
how to find → Restaurant is located in basement of townhall building, in center of Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.) near the cathedral.
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