Tag Archives: Gorzów Wlkp

Gorzów in the 1980s

Gorzów Wielkopolski

Three old pictures of the western city of Gorzów Wielkopolski in the communist 1980s.

gorzow wielkpolski

The central Chrobrego and Sikorskiego area of Gorzów Wielkopolski, c.1982. Largely traffic-free compared to today!

Prior to the end of the Second World War, the city was called Landsberg an der Warthe; then after becoming part of Poland in 1945 renamed Kobylagóra; changed to Gorzów nad Wartą shortly afterwards; and then once again changed to the present-day name of Gorzów Wielkopolski in November 1946.

gorzów wlkp

Late communist-era apartment blocks in the ‘Sloneczna’ part of Gorzów Wlkp., c.1982.

According to its most recent census the city of Gorzów had a population of just over 124,000. This places Gorzów Wlkp as the 27th largest city in Poland.

ziemia gorzowska

Four picture postcard images of Ziemia Gorzowska (Gorzow Land), c.1989. Gorzów, Lubniewice, Skwierzyna, Miedzyrzecz.

Random things you may not know about Gorzów:

- During the communist-era Gorzów was home to three major industrial plants – an Ursus tractor factory, the Silwana textile factory, and ZWCH Stilton producing polyamide fibres. The first two companies have closed in recent years and the latter is greatly reduced in size.
- Gorzow Wielkopolski is like Rome in that it is situated on seven hills!
- Gorzów has its own speedway stadium and team ‘KS Stal’ in the Polish ‘Extraliga’.
- There are five railway stations within the city – Gorzow, Karnin, Wieprzyce, Zamoście, and Zieleniec.

Related content on Polish Poland:

1960s Gorzow
1970s Gorzow
Present-day Gorzów


Six totally random photographs taken today on a wander around the large city of Gorzow in Lubuskie province of western Poland. They are neutral images, not meant to be either positive or negative. Merely a snapshot of what different parts of this interesting city looked like this afternoon.

Gorzow streetview

A Gorzow streetview – tramway, café, and street sellers selling cut flowers, mushrooms, and eggs.

Gorzow Manhatten

A rather fabulous fountain in the surburbian apartment block area of the city known as Manhatten.


Inside the simply wonderful Long Play pizza restaurant and record store in Gorzów.

gorzów music

A Gorzów music store selling anything from a simple harmonica to a top-class electric guitar.

Gorzów street

Another view of the same street in Gorzów. In the far distance is one of several high schools located in the city.

Gorzow road

The road from the centre out to the east of the city. The trams run down the middle of the road here.

Other Gorzow related pages on Polish Poland:

Old pre-war images of Landsberg Warthe / Gorzów.

Gorzów in the 1960s.