czaplinek Tempelburg

A very early 1900s picture postcard of Tempelburg / Czaplinek, western Pomerania (Pommern).

A selection of images of the town of Czaplinek depicting some of its changes through time.

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The Church of the Holy Cross and the market square (Rynek) area of Tempelburg / Czaplinek, Pommern, c.1911.

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A picture postcard view of Tempelburg / Czaplinek, c.1919. Note the windmill in the distance.

Czaplinek / Tempelburg

A photograph taken in 1944 looking across the lake to Czaplinek / Tempelburg.

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A store on ulica Dluga in Czaplinek, Zachodniopomorskie, during the communist-era (PRL), c.1977.

Some things you may not know about Czaplinek:
- Until 1945 Czaplinek was part of Germany and called Tempelburg.
- Czaplinek is now part of the province of Zachodniopomorskie (Western Pomerania).
- Czaplinek has its own railway station on the Szczecinek, Złocieniec, Drawsko Pomorskie railway line.
- The present-day population of Czaplinek is just under 7,200.
- Czaplinek is something of a tourist attraction and the lake is a busy one during the summer.

Related content on Polish Poland: Information on and images of nearby Drawsko Pomorskie.

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