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Ząbkowice / Frankenstein

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An old litho picture postcard of Ząbkowice Śląskie (German name: Frankenstein) in Lower Silesia (Schlesien), c.1898.

Ząbkowice Śląskie (former: Frankenstein) is a town in Lower Silesia, southwest Poland.

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St. Anne’s Church and the leaning tower in Zabkowice (German name: Frankenstein), c.1930.

Selected Ząbkowice Śląskie related facts and trivia:

- Events that took place in Frankenstein involving undertakers may have inspired the 1818 novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
- The German artist Fritz Erler was born here in 1868.
- Ząbkowice is sometimes referred to as the Silesian Pisa because of its Leaning Tower (Krzywa Wieża).
- The current population of Zabkowice is just over 16,000.

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Part of the main square in Zabkowice (German: Frankenstein), Lower Silesia (Schlesien), c.1941.

The town is located approximately 13 kilometres east of Srebrna Góra, 18 kilometers south of Niemcza, 21 kilometres southeast of Dzierżoniów, 23 kilometres northeast of Klodzko, 28 kilometres east of Nowa Ruda, and 63 kilometres south of Wrocław.