An old picture postcard of Danziger Street, Kalisch, now Kalisz, as it looked in 1942.
Kalisz is a city located on the Prosna river in the south-east of the Greater Poland Voivodeship. The current population is near to 100,000 inhabitants. Kalisz forms a conurbation with the nearby towns of Ostrow Wielkopolski and Nowe Skalmierzyce.
Related content: Three vintage photographs of Kalisz during the communist 1970s.
Three photographs of Kalisz in Poland during the 1970s. Click any image to enlarge.
A bus, Syrena motor cars, and a couple Polish-made trucks on Ulica Gornoslaska, Kalisz, in 1973.
Two motorcycles in an otherwise traffic-free Kalisz, Poland, in 1973.
A Restauracja i kawiarnia (restaurant and café) and socialist Communist apartment blocks in 1970s PRL Kalisz.
Did you know?
- Kalisz claims to be the oldest town in Poland!
- Kalisz is the second largest city in Wielkopolskie, after Poznan.
- The name Kalisz is believed to stem from the Slavic word ‘kal’, meaning swamp.
Related content: Photographs of pre-1945 Kalisch / Kalisz.