An old and rather neglected corner of Dzierżoniów (German name: Reichenbach), in Schlesien, c.1914.
Here are a selection of pre-war images from our old picture archive of the town of Dzierżoniów (former: Reichenbach) in Lower Silesia, Poland.
An early photographic picture postcard of children in Dzierzoniow (Reichenbach) sometime in the 1920s.
Random nuggets about Dzierżoniów
- Prior to 1945 Dzierżoniów was named Reichenbach and part of Germany.
- Reichenbach was renamed Rychbach in 1945 and then changed again to Dzierżoniów in 1946.
- Dzierżoniów takes its name from the Polish priest and beekeeper Jan Dzierżon.
- The current population of the town is around 33,000.
An aerial photograph of the town hall and main square in Dzierzoniow / Reichenbach, Lower Silesia, c.1929.
More facts about Dzierżoniów
- The town was captured from the defending German forces by the Red Army on 8th May 1945.
- Thirteen beautiful and historic tenement houses forming the northern frontage of the market square were demolished in the late 1960s.
- The Pilawa River passes through Dzierżoniów.
- Dzierżoniów is around 60 kms south west of the city of Wrocław.
What is now ulica Świdnicka and the centre of Dzierzoniow (Reichenbach), c.1933.
- old images and information on the nearby vilages of Łagiewniki (Heidersdorf), Ligota Wielka (Groß Ellguth), and Walim (Wustewaltersdorf).
An old old postcard featuring four different photographs of Przystronie (former: Pristram), c.1909.
Przystronie (former: Pristram) is a small village in the Dzierżoniow area of Lower Silesia (Niederschlesien) southwest Poland.
An old picture postcard of Przystronie (German name: Pristram), Lower Silesia (Schlesien), c.1911.