Gubin Through Time

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An early 1900s picture postcard view of the River Neisse in Gubin / Guben.

Three more images from our picture archive. Today it is the turn of the small town of Gubin in Lubuskie on the Polish / German border, with pictures from the early 1900s through to the early 1990s.

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The Bolko restaurant on Kujawska Street in Gubin, c.1985.

Prior to the end of the Second World War, Gubin was part of Guben, Brandenburg, Germany. However, when the Oder-Neisse line was chosen as the new German-Polish border at the Potsdam Conference in 1945, Guben was split between the two countries. With the parts of the city located on the east bank of the Lusatian Neisse River becoming part of Poland and renamed Gubin.

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The border crossing from Polish Gubin to the German town of Guben, c.1991.

Gubin has a population of just under 15,000. Whereas, German Guben has a population of just over 17,000. In recent years the two parts of this divided city have begun developing closer ties with each other.

An interactive map of the German / Polish border area around Guben / Gubin.

Related content on Polish Poland:
- Pre-war images of the German city of Guben / Gubin.

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