lays by the Odra
River on the road between Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.)
and Szczecin (Stettin)
. It is about 20 km from Chojna (Königsberg/Nm.)
and 40 km from Szczecin (Stettin)
is very large village with 1350 inhabitants.
is located over Odra
in place where river is spliting into 2 branches - West Odra and East Odra.
North from Widuchowa
you can find fields with small parts of woods. From south Widuchowa
is surrounded by woods.
was one of the oldest settles in West Pomerania.
In XII century thru Widuchowa
was leading trade route, and in XIII century was located here big market place.
In 1347 Widuchowa
gets town privileges, and it was official town up to World War II. About XVII century
was a river harbour, using for ray drading. From Widuchowa
ray from all neighbourhood was transporting on river ships into Szczecin
Here was located textile manufacturies, in 1872 was buildt sugar refinery and in 1873 in Widuchowa
was opened railway.
During the war operations in 1945 town was in main part destroyed.
Today in Widuchowa
is located school, library, health center, pharmacy, police station and fire department unit.
Within the woods in village Widuchowa (Fiddichow) are located pieces of old german memorial stone, dedicated to soldiers from Widuchowa (Fiddichow) died in I World War. Monument is destroyed however inscriptions on the stone are visible. On the stones you can also find Coat of arms of the village and figure of man with sword.
how to find →
If you drive from Widuchowa
direction Szczecin, than you can find monument within woods on small hill just behind the last big house in Widuchowa
on the right side of the road near the road to Lubanowo.
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