Grodków (former: Grottkau) is a town in the south-west of Poland. Here is a selection of images from our picture archive showing the location through time.
Three things you might not know about Grodków:
- Grodków was part of Germany and called Grottkau until 1945.
- Around 50% of Grodków was destroyed in the fighting between German and Russian / Soviet soldiers in February 1945.
- Most of the German population, who had not already fled west, were expelled by the end of 1945.
A couple more bits of information on Grodkow:
- The composer Joseph (Józef) Elsner was born in Grodków in 1769.
- The population of Grodków is currently around 8,800.
Also good to know:
- Grodkow, although historically part of Upper Silesia, is now part of the province of Opole.