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Demolka!

demolka

Yesterday we attended a fun car and motorcycle event at a sports stadium in Lubuskie, Poland. The event called Demolka (or Demolition in English) was organised by ‘Street Owners’ from the Czech Republic and featured all manner of stunts including cars driving on two wheels, motorcycle jumps, people leaping through fiery hoops from the roof of fast moving cars, a mock hanging, and a motorbike globe of death. Much fun was had by all who attended!

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‘Streets Owners’ are a touring group that put on similar events throughout Poland and elsewhere in Europe. When not doing this they are involved in providing stunts for numerous television productions and movies.

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Lubuskie

Lubuskie

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The fountains and water feature in the open park area in the centre of Osno Lubuskie.

Lubuskie is the smallest in terms of population of 16 provinces in Poland. Although very much a rural and forested region Lubuskie includes the cities of Gorzow Wielkopolski and Zielona Gora, and towns such as Drezdenko, Gubin, Kostrzyn nad Odrą, Kożuchów, Krosno Odrzańskie, Lubsko; Międzyrzecz, Nowa Sól, Słubice, Strzelce Krajeńskie, Sulechów, SulecinSwiebodzin, Szprotawa, Wschowa, Żagań, and Żary. Must-see locations include: Lagow, Lubniewice, and the Jewish cemetery in Skwierzyna.

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A church and fire station in a village in Lubuskie, Poland. The ancient Volvo 240 and children are ours!

Some facts related to Lubuskie:
- The name Lubuskie stems from the town of Lebus, which is located across the River Oder / Odra in Brandenburg, Germany. Indeed in the German language the whole province of Lubuskie is known as Lebus.
- Present-day Lubuskie consists of the historically German provinces of East Brandenburg / Neumark, Lower Silesia, Posen / Greater Poland, and Niederlausitz.
- Around half of Lubuskie is covered by forest. The largest percentage of forest cover of any Polish province.
- The province has a population of just over one million. The largest city being Gorzów with around 125,000 inhabitants.

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One of many lakes in Lubuskie. This in Lubniewice, the smallest town in Poland.

Lubuskie is bordered by the German province of Brandenburg and the Polish provinces of Western Pomerania (Zachodniopomorskie); Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie), and Wielkopolskie.

Related content on Polish Poland: Map of Lubuskie.

Lubuskie province Lebus

The province of Lubuskie shown on a map showing Poland divided into its 16 provinces.

Selected villages covered by the Polish Poland website in the province of Lubuskie / Lebus: Bledzew; Chycina; Zdroisko.

Sommerfeld / Lubsko

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An old picture postcard of the town of Lubsko, Nieder Lausitz / Brandenburg, c.1902. Click on image to enlarge.

Three pictures of pre-war Sommerfeld, since 1945, Lubsko, Lubuskie, Poland.

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The market square and town hall in Sommerfeld (Lubsko), c.1911. Click on image to see a larger version.

Sommerfeld in to Lubsko

At the Potsdam Conference in 1945 the previously German town of Sommerfeld became part of Poland and was renamed Lubsko. The German population was expelled and their place taken by Poles from central Poland and from lands lost to Poland under the same agreement and which were now part of Ukraine.

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Five photographs of Sommerfeld / N-L (Lubsko) and the town’s coat of arms on a postcard mailed in 1939.

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A photgraph of Breite strasse in Sommerfeld / Lubsko, c.1942.

Lubsko today

Lubsko is a town in the Lubuskie Voivodeship of western Poland. Its current population is just over 14,000.

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The bridge over the river in Lubsko, Lubuskie, Poland, c.1974.

Related content on Polish Poland:
- Old images and information on the nearby Guben / Gubin.

Zielenzig / Sulecin

Zielenzig Sulecin

An old lithograph postcard of Zielenzig in the Neumark, Germany. Now Sulecin, Poland.

Three vintage postcards of Zielenzig in what was East Brandenburg / Neumark. Since 1945 Zielenzig has been called Sulecin and is part of the Polish province of Lubuskie in the west of Poland.

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The centre of Zielenzig (Sulecin) in 1902.

Zielenzig into Sulecin

On the 2nd February 1945, Zielenzig was captured after heavy fighting by the troops of 1st Byelorussian Front of the Soviet Army. Little damage occurred in the actual fighting but the Soviet troops set fire to and destroyed most of the most impressive buildings in the following days. This resulted in the destruction of around half of the town. Along with the whole of this part of what was until the end of World War Two part of Germany, and as a result of decisions made at the Potsdam conference, Zielenzig became part of Poland and the town renamed Sulecin.

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The town hall and centre of Zielenzig as seen from an aeroplane in the 1910s.

Sulecin today

Sulęcin has a population of around 10,000 and is part of the province of Lubuskie in the west of Poland. A network of cycle paths are in place around the town and the region is heavily forested and has many lakes, which are well-used by anglers. The nearby town of Lubniewice is quite probably one of the most beautiful towns in the west of Poland.

Related page on Polish Poland: a summer walk around Sulecin as it looks today.