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WITNICA

(former: Vietz)

Location


Witnica (Vietz) is a small city near the river Warta 25 kilometers west of Gorzów Wielkopolski (Landsberg/Warthe) and 20 km east of Kostrzyn (Küstrin).
Witnica (Vietz) is a city with near 6800 inhabitants.
South of Witnica (Vietz) is the valley of the Warta river, an untouched area with water and meadows. In the north are forests. Part of the borough are three lakes, the biggest of them Jezioro Wielkie (Great Lake) has an expanse of 50 hectares and a deep of 30 meters.

History

The village Vietz (today Witnica) was found probably by the knights of the temple and was since 1261 part of the Mark Brandenburg. Till the secularisation Vietz was the property of monastries, later it was a own of the electory. In the 15th century the monks got the right to brew (till today there is a brewery in the city). 1648 the settlement was terminated after the destroyment in the Thirty-Years War. They was found new, when the Royal Post-line Berlin-Koenigsberg opened a station here. In 1806 Napoleon and its troops was marching threw the city. Till the end of the 18th century the most peoples worked in agriculture, later there started a industrialisation, weaving mills, iron foundries and engineering works was found here. With the building of the so-called Ostbahn (Eastern train) in 1857 Vietz was connected with the train net. Since 1935 Vietz is a town. After the World War II the town got the polish name Witnica, basing on the polish words wic or witka, a kind of willow tree, which you can find very often in the Warta valley. After 1945 Witnica (Vietz) was part of different municipals, since 1998 it is part of the municipal Lubuskie.

Today

Witnica (Vietz) is a blowing small city, which have understood, to got a lot of investitions from Poland and other countries, what you can see in the fast-growing business areas of the town. Especially the town is featured by their openmindness to the history.

Interesting places:

Church dedicated to "Our Lady of Perpetual Help" in Witnica (Vietz)

Neogothic church built in 1875.
how to find → Driving from Kostrzyn (Küstrin) direction Gorzów Wielkopolski (Landsberg/Warthe) you will drive thru Witnica (Vietz). Than take road left to the town center.
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Old German cemetery in Witnica (Vietz)

On actual cemetery there is separated part of it, with kind of lapidary with old German grave stones.
how to find → When you drive from Witnica (Vietz) direction Mosina (Massin), Dębno (Neudamm/Nm.), than cemetery is on the end of Witnica (Vietz) on your right.
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Witnica (Vietz)

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I World War monument in Witnica (Vietz)

Monument in memory of german soldiers from Witnica died in I World War.
how to find → From center of Witnica (Vietz) drive direction Dębno. Monument is loceted on the center of small square before you leave the town.
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Private Military Museum in Witnica (Vietz)

Who has a really cannon in its garden? Mr. Chielewski from Witnica has not only one and a private museum with weapons, equipment and uniforms especially of the polish army.
Ul. Gen. Sikorskiego 35, Witnica. Opening: call Tel. 0048 95 751 53 14
how to find → If you come from Kostrzyn (Küstrin), than go short before reaching the towncenter of Witnica (Vietz) to Ul. Gen. Sikorskiego left. The museum is on the house number 35 left, you will see the cannon in the garden before the house.
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Where to sleep in neighbourhood

Hotel "Lord" in Witnica (Vietz)

ul. KRN 5
66-460 Witnica
tel: 0048 95 7284532
Fax: 0048 95 7284531
Web: www.hotelwitnica.pl
how to find → From Kostrzyn (Küstrin) you go into direction to Witnica (Vietz), there you go to the center of the town. The hotel is situated on the left side at the big crossroad in the city-center.
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Camping site Sosny near Witnica (Vietz)

Very nice situated camping site not far away from the Jezioro Dlugi (Dolgensee). You can rent bungalows or space for tents.
how to find → If you come from to Witnica (Vietz), drive in the center of the town at the traffic light to left direction Sosny. After some kilometers you will find the camping site on your right after the lake.
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Where to eat in neighbourhood

Restaurant in the Hotel "Lord" in Witnica (Vietz)

ul. KRN 5, 66-460 Witnica
tel.: 0048 95 7284531
Solid and and sophisticated restaurant with delicious polish and international cuisine. Once in a while closed events will be held here.
how to find → From Kostrzyn (Küstrin) you go into direction to Witnica (Vietz), there you go to the center of the town. The restaurant is situated on the left side at the big crossroad in the city-center.
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