Communist-era Gryfice

Gryfice Poland

An elevated view of central Gryfice, c.1964. The column in the foreground is the Monument of Gratitude.

Three more images of Gryfice. All these pictures date back to Gryfice’s Communist-era and more specifically the mid 1960s and early 1970s.


A ground-level view of the central Rynek area of Gryfice, c.1964.

Gryfice is a town in Western Pomerania in the north-west of Poland. The current population of the town is 16,000.

Gryfice Pomerania

The ‘stone gate’ on Wojska Polskiego (Polish Army) street in Gryfice, c.1970.

Interesting facts about Gryfice:

1 – Prior to 1945 Gryfice was called Greifenberg and part of Germany.
2 – Approximately 40 percent of the town was destroyed in the fighting between German and Russian soldiers and by a fire set deliberately by the Soviet Army in March 1945
3 – Gryfice is home to the Pomeranian Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, which includes among its exhibits around ten preserved steam locomotives and a number of wagons, trucks, and a variety of railway equipment. The museum complex features a turntable and a line connects it to the Gryfice Narrow Gauge Railway (the Seaside Narrow Gauge Railway).

Images of how Gryfice / Greifenberg in Pommern looked before 1945.

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