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SŁOŃSK

(former: Sonnenburg)



Interesting places:

Ruin of the palace in Słońsk (Sonnenburg)

Ruin of a palace built in 1429 and rebuilt in 1668 after fire. After World War II changed into grain storage. Destroyed by the fire again in 1975. Stays in ruin.
how to find → From Kostrzyn (Küstrin) use the Street No. 22 in south-eastern direction, after 15 kilometers you will reach Słońsk (Sonnenburg). The ruin of the palace is in the center of the town in opposite of the church.
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Słońsk (Sonnenburg)

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Church in Słońsk (Sonnenburg)

Church from 18th century, made by Karl Friedrich Schinkel. Since the 13th century is a church here, since 1550 there is taking place the knightly accolade ot the Knights of St. John. Have a look to the wonderful windows, which shows the crests of 92 knights, which died in the 1th World War, and the worthy to see altar.
how to find → From Kostrzyn (Küstrin) use the Street No. 22 in south-eastern direction, after 15 kilometers you will reach Słońsk (Sonnenburg). The church is in the center of the town.
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Former german cemetery in Słońsk (Sonnenburg)

On the area of the former german cemetery in Słońsk (Sonnenburg) was installed a lapidarium with gravestones of importand and not so important peoples of the town.
how to find → On the public cemetery of Słońsk (Sonnenburg). If you came from Kostrzyn (Küstrin), than go right before you reach the circle in the middle of the city. After some hundred meters the cemetery is on your left.
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Cemetery for the victims of the national-socialist concentration camp in Słońsk (Sonnenburg)

Memorials and graves for the victims of the concentration camp. Between 1933 and 1945 there was imprisoned in the prison some german and foreign opponents of the nazi regime in the so called "Torture hell Sonnenburg". Shortly before the end of the war the SS killed more than 800 of them.
how to find → The cemetery is at an small way, which goes to the left short before you came to the circle in the town center, if you came from Kostrzyn (Küstrin) direction. Look for the marks.
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War monument in Słońsk (Sonnenburg)

Big memorial for the inhabitants of Słońsk (Sonnenburg), which died as soldiers in WW I.
how to find → On the public cemetery of Słońsk (Sonnenburg). If you came from Kostrzyn (Küstrin), than go right before you reach the circle in the middle of the city. After some hundred meters the cemetery is on your left.
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Słońsk (Sonnenburg) - Archiwal fotos

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Interesting places in neighbourhood:

Bird Preservation of Słońsk

(Pol.: Rezerwat Ptaków Słońsk) A preserve for protection of various species of birds. Covers the marshes of the Warta River in the south of Kostrzyn (Küstrin). It was created in 1977 A.D.
how to find → When you drive from Kostrzyn in the direction OF Poznań it is just one kilometer from Kostrzyn (Küstrin).
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Nationalpark "Ujscie Warty (Warta mouth)"

The National Park "Warta mouth" exists since 2001 here on an area of 8074 ha between Słońsk (Sonnenburg), Kostrzyn (Küstrin) and Witnica (Vietz). Here lives up to 270 bird species, especially endangered and many rare plants. At various applied routes the park can be visited.
how to find → From Kostrzyn (Küstrin) you drive into direction Słońsk (Sonnenburg), the National Park Administration building is not far away from the Kostrzyn (Küstrin) border on the right side of the street, the park is left of the street. Too from Słońsk (Sonnenburg) there are very good walking ways threw the park.
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Administration Building of the "Ujscie Warty (Warta mouth)" National Park with Observation Tower near Kostrzyn (Küstrin)

There is an tower, which offers a good view to the National Park. A small number of guest rooms available. Behind the house is located one nature teaching garden. Small Parking place. Starting point for hikes in the National Park.
Chyrzyno 1, 69-113 Górzyca, Tel.: +0048 95 7524027
E-Mail: sekretariat@pnujsciewarty.gov.pl   website: http://www.pnujsciewarty.gov.pl/
how to find → From Kostrzyn (Küstrin) you drive into direction Słońsk (Sonnenburg), the National Park Administration building is not far away from the Kostrzyn (Küstrin) border on the right side of the street.
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The Maurice stone near Lemierzyce (Alt Limmritz)

The so-called Maurice stone, a block of granite lying here since the Ice Age is a natural monument. He, however, has also traces of a remodeling aimed at former importance as a ritual sacrifice stone. Close to a hunting lodge once have been. The stone was named after John Maurice of Nassau, the Master of the Order of St. John from the neighboring town Słońsk (Sonnenburg). After the 2nd World War II an inscription in memory of the first polish population in Lemierzyce 1945 was attached, indicating that in earlier times the region was once slavic settlements.
how to find → If you came from Słońsk (Sonnenburg) towards Lemierzyce, stop a few hundred meters before reaching the village. The stone is located in the woods on the left side of the road near a hill.
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Memorial for a polish airborne reconnaissance unit of the World War II at Chartow near Słońsk (Sonnenburg)

Memorial for a reconnaissance unit of the polish airborn forces operating here, which was deposed in World War II to deliver informations about german force movements.
how to find → From Kostrzyn (Küstrin) you drive up to Słońsk (Sonnenburg), there go in the roundabout into direction Ośno Lubuskie (Drossen). Some time after leaving the town you will see the monument on the left between small hills.
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Where to eat in neighbourhood

Restaurant Hubertus in Słońsk (Sonnenburg)

ul. 3-go Lutego 17
66-436 Slonsk
Tel.: +48 95 7572757
Web: www.hubertus-zajazd.pl
Large restaurant with voluminous offer. German menu. Quick service, good prices, summer terrace behind the house, in winter a chimney warms the fortress-like house. Connected is a hotel, a petrol station and a small shop.
how to find → The restaurant is situated on the main road leading through Słońsk (Sonnenburg) behind the gas station.
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