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GOZDOWICE

(former: Güstebiese)

Location

Gozdowice are locted on the Polish German border, 12 km west from Mieszkowice, 25 km south from Cedynia and 25 km north-east from Wriezen (Germany). You can get there from Germany via border passage in osin├│w Dolny or in summer time by ferry boat from G├╝stebieser Loose (Germany).
It belongs to community of Mieszkowice, province westpomerania.

Gozdowice are smal village, about 120 inhabitants.

Gozdowice are located in tha lag of Cedynia Landscape Park on the high riverside, with beautiful view to the Odra Valley.

On the west side there is Odra River, and meadows. Frome another sides everywhere are woods.

History

Today

In October 2007 was opened here a border to Germany. Ferry boat have connected 2 riversides the same way like it was before World War II.

Interesting places:

Gozdowice (Güstebiese)

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Church dedicated to Immaculate Conception in Gozdowice (Güstebiese)

Buildt in XIII-XIV century.
Holy mass: Sundays 1:00 PM. (Parish: Czelin)
how to find → Located near crossroads in the center of village, near musum and monument.
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Museum of the Military Engineers of 1st Polish Army in Gozdowice (Güstebiese)

Since 1965, located in the building that in april 1945 was the settle of commander of military operations in the Odra valley. It contains memories of the Polish and Russian army actions in spring 1945.
how to find → It is on the center of village.
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Odra River

The second longest river in Poland (length: 854.3 km). It carries about 500 m3 of water per second. It is the border between Poland and Germany. You can find beautiful landscapes all along the river.
how to find → You can see the river for example in Kostrzyn (Küstrin), Czelin (Zellin), Gozdowice (Güstebiese), Stara Rudnica (Alt-Rüdnitz), Zatoń Dolna (Niedersaathen), Krajnik Dolny (Niederkränig) and other villages on the west border of Poland.
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Ferry boat in Gozdowice (Güstebiese)

Before World war II Gozdowice (Güstebiese) had ferry boat passage on the Odra River. After War passage was closed. It was reopened in autumn 2007 A.D. The ferry works from april to october. It takes aboard up to 6 cars.
how to find → From Mieszkowice (Bärwalde/Nm.) drive direction Siekierki (Zäckerick). In Gozdowice (Güstebiese) ferry passage is well marked.
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View point "bunker" in Gozdowice (Güstebiese)

Place on the high shore of Odra River valley, with nice view of Odra, and German river side. Here is located buliding called "bunkier" in the place where on april 1945 was located battery of artillery cannons.
how to find → When you drive from Stare Łysogórki (Alt-Lietzegöricke) to Gozdowice (Güstebiese) than about 500 m. before village turn right. Marked as car park.
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Minesweeper monument in Gozdowice (Güstebiese)

Monument in memory of Military Engineers who built floating bridge in april 1945, while The Polish First Army was crossing Odra River
how to find → If you drive to Gozdowice (Güstebiese) from Mieszkowice (Bärwalde/Nm.), than monument you will find near main crossroad in center of village, on the left side. You can park your car near museum.
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Stones collection in Gozdowice

In front of house no. 22 in Gozdowice (Güstebiese) is located interesting collection of stones. Among the stones you can find: border stones from 19th century, old Prussian post stone, War-monument from Franco-Prussian War in 1870-1871 and top part of the old monument of Frederick II of Prussia, that was standing on a hill near Gozdowice and was destroyed during World War II and spend many years laying in the river.
how to find → Stones are located on the left side of the road between museum and the ferry.
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War memorial in Gozdowice (Güstebiese)

War-monument from the Prussian-Austrian war in 1866 and the Franco-German War in 1870-1871.
how to find → It is located on the left side of the road between museum and the ferry.
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Old cemetery in Gozdowice (Güstebiese)

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Coffee and Art in Gozdowice (Güstebiese)

Polish and german artists invites. In buliding near ferry passage every weekend (Friday-Sunday), 1:00-6:00 PM. Ceramique, Literature, Honey, Painting, Metal-art, Graphics, Glass-art, Coffe an cakes and other.
how to find → In former border police building in Gozdowice (Güstebiese) just near the ferry.
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Ceremonies of anniversary of Odra crossing by Polish Army in 1945 in Siekierki (Zäckerick) und Gozdowice (Güstebiese)

Every year in Siekierki (Zäckerick) and Gozdowice (Güstebiese) takes place ceremony on the Military Cemetery. There are usually: holy mass, submission of wreaths by the monuments in Siekierki (Zäckerick) and Gozdowice (Güstebiese), effective Salvo, military equipment show, army pea soup in Gozdowice.
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Gozdowice (Güstebiese) - Archiwal fotos

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Where to sleep in neighbourhood

Guestrooms in Stare Łysogórki (Alt-Lietzegöricke)

Stare Łysogórki 33, tel: 914145012, tel: 698370441
Nice pension, with garden and place for barbeque. Nice owners. It may book up to 7 persons. You can keep the car on the backyard. Price for night about 10 EUR. WWW: noclegi-lysogorki.pl
how to find → When you drive from Mieszkowice (Bärwalde/Nm.) direction Cedynia (Zehden) you will find the pension almost in beginning of Stare Łysogórki (Alt-Lietzegöricke) on the left side of road.
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Hotel Mieszko in Mieszkowice (Bärwalde/Nm.)

how to find → You need to drive from center of Mieszkowice direction Moryn, and on the crossroads in the end of Mieszkowice take road left (not right to Moryn!).
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Where to eat in neighbourhood

Restaurant "Odra" in Stare Łysogórki (Alt-Lietzegöricke)

Small and easily located restaurant. Outside it has typical postcomunistic look that is also kind of attraction. Inside nice organized. Very good, typical Polish food. Good prices.
how to find → Restaurant is located by the main road in center of village.
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