Tag Archives: Lower Silesia

Wroclaw (Breslau) 1906-1914

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An old lithographic picture postcard of the Zoo in Wroclaw (Breslau), 1906.

Continuing in our series of images of Old Wroclaw (Breslau). Here are three interesting images of the city selected from our picture archive. The photographs and postcards on this page date from between 1906 and the start of the First World War in 1914.

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The monument to the Prussian General Friedrich von Tauentzien in Wroclaw (Breslau) in early 1909.

Other pages featuring images of old Wroclaw:
- Wroclaw (Breslau) Through Time.
- Wroclaw / Breslau between 1898 and 1905.
- Wroclaw / Breslau 1914 – 1918.
- Wroclaw / Breslau 1918 – 1933.
- Wroclaw / Breslau 1933 – 1939.
- Wroclaw / Breslau 1939 – 1945.
- Wroclaw in the 1960s.
- Communist era Wroclaw.

Carl Girt shoemakers in (Breslau) in 1913.

Carl Girt and some of the shoemakers who worked for him posing outside his shop in Breslau in 1913.

Niemcza / Nimptsch

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A steam train at the railway station (bahnhof) in Niemcza (former: Nimptsch), c.1900.

Niemcza (former: Nimptsch) is a town in Lower Silesia (Niederschlesien / Dolny Śląsk), southwest Poland. It is located on the Sleza river and approximately 10 kilometres (6 miles) south of Łagiewniki, 20 kilometres (12 miles) east of Dzierżoniów, and 48 kilometres (30 miles) south of Wrocław.

Another view of the railway line in Niemcza (Nimptsch). This postcard was mailed in 1905.

Another view of the railway line in Niemcza (Nimptsch). This postcard was mailed in 1905.

Some random triva related to Niemcza:

- The German poet Friedrich von Logau was born in Niemcza in 1605.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once lived in the town.
- A branch of the Gross-Rosen concentration camp was located in the town.
- After the war a large number of Greek refugees made Niemcza their home. There was even a Greek Primary school in the town up until the end of Communism in Poland.
- Much of Niemcza was flooded in 1997.
- The most recent census count put the population of Niemcza at just over 3,000.

Niemcza (Nimptsch) silesia

The centre of Niemcza (Nimptsch) in Lower Silesia (Niederschlesien) as it looked in 1937.

See also the nearby towns of Dzierżoniów (Reichenbach im Eulengebirge), Zabkowice Slaskie, Łagiewniki (Heidersdorf), and Ligota Wielka (Groß Ellguth).

Old Breslau (Wroclaw)

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An old litho picture postcard of Wroclaw (Breslau), 1898.

Our website contains many old images of the regional capital of Breslau / Wroclaw in Lower Silesia. On this page we feature a small selection of digital scans of the many hundreds of old picture postcards in our archive. These images date from between 1898 and 1905.

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The River Odra (Oder) in Wroclaw (Bleslau), 1898.

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An old lithographic picture postcard featuring the city hall and cathedral in 1899.

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An old postcard of the main railway station in Wroclaw (Breslau) in 1900.

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An old lithographic postard of a Wroclaw (Breslau) panorama, 1904.

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Another picturepostcard view of the River Odra (Oder) in Wroclaw (Breslau), 1905.

Other images of Old Wroclaw:

- Breslau / Wroclaw: Through Time.
- Breslau / Wroclaw 1906 – 1914.
- Breslau / Wroclaw 1914 – 1918.
- Wroclaw in the 1960s.
- Communist era Wroclaw.

Wroclaw (Breslau) 1914-1918

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An old picture postcard view of Wroclaw (Breslau), c.1914.

Three archive images of the city of Wroclaw (former: Breslau) during the First World War 1914 – 1918.

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A fountain in Wroclaw (German: Breslau), c.1916.

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General Hindenburg and four different views of Wroclaw (Breslau), c.1917.

Other images of old Wroclaw from our picture archive:
- Wroclaw (Breslau) Through Time.
- Wroclaw / Breslau between 1898 and 1905.
- Wroclaw (Breslau) 1905-1914.
- Wroclaw in the 1960s.
- Communist era Wroclaw.

Ullersdorf Liebenthal / Wojciechów

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The church and houses in the centre of Wojciechów (Ullersdorf Liebenthal) in Schlesien, c.1913.

Three digital scans of pre-war images of the village of Wojciechów (former: Ullersdorf Liebenthal) near Lubomierz (Liebenthal) in Lower Silesia, southwestern Poland.

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A panoramic view of Wojciechow together with photos of the war memorial and schools, c.1933.

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Photographs of shops, guesthouse, factory, and the mill in Wojciechów (Ullersdorf-Liebenthal), c.1935.

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A map showing the location of Wojciechów in relation to the nearby town of Lubomierz and within Poland.

Wroclaw (Breslau) 1918-1933

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A photograph of a monument to Kaiser Wilhelm on horseback in Wroclaw in late 1918.

Another three images from our extensive picture archive of Wroclaw (former: Breslau). These three photographs date from 1918 to 1933.

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Market stalls in the old Market Square (Rynek) in Wroclaw (Breslau), Lower Silesia, c.1925.

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Shops and cyclists in the Market Square in Wroclaw (Breslau) in 1933.

Other pages featuring images of old Wroclaw:
- Wroclaw (Breslau) Through Time.
- Wroclaw / Breslau between 1898 and 1905.
- Wroclaw / Breslau 1906 – 1914.
- Breslau / Wroclaw 1914 – 1918.
- Wroclaw in the 1960s.
- Communist era Wroclaw.

Wroclaw (Breslau) 1933-1939

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A German war memorial being unveiled in Wroclaw (Breslau) in 1933.

Four images of Wroclaw (former: Breslau) from our digital picture archive. These photographs date from 1933 to 1939.

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An old photograph of the area near the Olympic Stadium in Wroclaw (Breslau) in late 1937.

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Adolf Hitler inspecting troops at the airport in Wroclaw (Breslau) in 1937.

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An event taking place in Wroclaw (Breslau) in 1938 or 1939.

See also: Wroclaw / Breslau Through Time.

Liebenthal / Lubomierz

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A lithograph picture postcard of the town of Lubomierz (Liebenthal), c.1899.

A random selection of pre-war images from our picture archive of Lubomierz (former: Liebenthal) in Lower Silesia, south-western Poland. It is located approximately 12 kilometres (8 miles) south-west of Lwowek Slaski, 25 kilometres (15 miles) north-west of Jelenia Gora, and 100 kilometres (65 miles) west of the regional capital Wroclaw. Prior to 1945 the town was part of Schlesien in Germany and known as Liebenthal.

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A fountain, shops, and town houses in the centre of Lubomierz (Liebenthal) in Lower Silesia, c.1921.

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The market square seen through the arch of a town house in Lubomierz (Liebenthal), c.1927.

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A postcard featuring four different views of and sent from Lubomierz (Libenthal) in 1941.

Related content on Polish Poland:

- Old images of the nearby village of Wojciechów (Ullersdorf-Liebenthal).

Wroclaw (Breslau) 1939-1945

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Planes and Nazi German flags flying over the airport in Wroclaw (Breslau), Schlesien, in 1939.

Four more images from our picture archive of Wrocław (former: Breslau). These photographs were taken during the Second World War before the widespread destruction of the city in 1945.

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Trams and traffic on Most Grunwaldzki (Kaiser Bridge) in Wroclaw (Breslau) in early 1940.

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Trams and people in the centre of Wrocław (Breslau), Lower Silesia, c.1941.

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Another photograph of central Wroclaw (Breslau), c.1943.

More old images of Wroclaw (Breslau):
- Wroclaw (Breslau) Through Time.