Information on and photographs of pre-war Bunzlau (Bolesławiec) now located in the province of Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie) in south-west Poland.
Some things you may not know about Boleslawiec:
- The German naturalist, Carl Ferdinand Appun, was born in Bunzlau / Bolesławiec in 1820.
- Prior to 1945 Bolesławiec was called Bunzlau and part of Germany.
- A branch of the Gross-Rosen concentration camp was located in Bunzlau / Boleslawiec until 1945.
- The Bóbr (Bober / Beaver) River flows through Boleslawiec.
- The population of Bunzlau / Bolesławiec in 1939 was just under 22,000.
- The city of Bolesławiec currently has a population of around 40,000.
- Bolesławiec has two railway stations and on a line connecting Miłkowice, Węgliniec, Zary and Jasień.
- Bolesławiec has a centuries old tradition of ceramics manufacture. Pottery has been made in the town from at least the 14th century, possibly longer.
- The patron saint of Boleslawiec is Maria De Mattias.
Related content on Polish Poland: information on and images of nearby Jelenia Gora.