Swieradow Zdroj

Świeradów-Zdrój / flinsberg

Three early picture postcards of Świeradów-Zdrój / Bad Flinsberg, Lower Silesia. Posted in 1899, 1906 and 1935.

Images of Świeradów-Zdrój in Lower Silesia Through Time

Świeradów-Zdrój Bad Flinsberg

The view from a cafe restaurant looking down on Świeradów-Zdrój (Bad Flinsberg), c.1940.

Here in Lubuskie we only had a small amount of snow over the Christmas and New Year period but despite this my thoughts have turned to skiing and my favourite ski resort and spa town, Swieradow Zdroj. As a result have unearthed a selection of old images of this most excellent of spots in the Sudetan Mountains of south-west Poland.

Świeradów-Zdrój  snow

A late 1960s photograph of the spa buildings in snow covered Świeradów-Zdrój, Lower Silesia, Poland.

Some things about Świeradów-Zdrój that may be of interest:
I – The first recorded mention of the medicinal waters to be found in Świeradow dates back to 1572.
II – Prior to 1945 Swieradow-Zdroj was called Flinsberg / Bad Flinsberg and part of Germany.

A photograph of Ulica Boleslawa Bieruta in Swieradow-Zdroj, Poland, c.1974.

A photograph of Ulica Boleslawa Bieruta in Swieradow-Zdroj, Dolnośląskie, Poland, c.1974.

III – Świeradów-Zdrój is located in the county of Lubań in the western Sudetan mountains, not far from the city of Jelenia Gora.

Swieradow Zdroj spa

The spa and sanatorium in Swieradow Zdroj, Lower Silesia, Poland, c.1979.

IV – Approximately 4,400 people live in Świeradów-Zdrój.

Swieradow-zdroj polen

A postcard sent to us by a friend who visited Swieradow-Zdroj for a week of spa treatment in the early 2000s.

V – Swieradow-Zdroj is home to a small but well-formed chess museum.
VI – Due to the year-round influx of large numbers of German tourists using the spa facilities, walking, and skiing, Świeradów-Zdrój has a lots of signposts and notices in both Polish and German – and a few in English!

Related content on Polish Poland:
- Skiing in Poland.
- Old images of the nearby town of Lubań.

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