Images of Świeradów-Zdrój in Lower Silesia Through Time
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.
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.
III – Świeradów-Zdrój is located in the county of Lubań in the western Sudetan mountains, not far from the city of Jelenia Gora.
IV – Approximately 4,400 people live in Świeradów-Zdrój.
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!