Kostrzyn nad Odrą

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The swimming pool at the sports and recreation centre in Kostrzyn, Poland,. c.1974.

Three old images of the border town of Kostrzyn nad Odrą during the communist regime.

Kostrzyn nad Odrą

A photograph of the Piast shopping centre on Piastowska Street in Kostrzyn nad Odrą, c.1974.

Some things you might not know about Kostrzyn:
- Until 1945 Kostzyn was called Kuestrin and part of Brandenburg, Germany. It is now located in Lubuskie, Poland.
- Kuestrin / Kostrzyn was almost entirely destroyed in the fierce fighting that took place in and around the town.
- Kostrzyn has a population of around 18,000.

Kostrzyn nad Odrą

An old image of what was the town hall on Kopernika Street, Kostrzyn nad Odrą, Poland, c.1974.

- Kostrzyn is the centre of a ‘Special Economic Zone’, which has meant that since the 1990s a number of industries have been established in the town. These companies produce things like: pulp and paper, foodstuffs, machinery, meat, textile, construction, automotive, plastics, wood products, textile, electrical appliances, and playground equipment.
- the largest employer in Kostrzyn is a Swedish-owned paper mill called Arctic Paper.
- ‘Woodstock‘, one of the biggest rock music festivals in Europe takes place in Kostrzyn!

Related: old picture postcards of pre-war Kuestrin / Kostrzyn.

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