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Reppen / Rzepin

Reppen Rzepin

An old picture postcard mailed in 1927 from Reppen / Rzepin to the nearby city of Landsberg / Gorzow.

A selection of pre Second World War images of the town of Reppen / Rzepin, Lubuskie, Poland.

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A late 1930s photo of the church and centre of Reppen, Brandenburg, Germany / Rzepin, Lubuskie, Poland.

Reppen into Rzepin

Prior to the end of the Second World War the town was called Reppen and part of Brandenburg / Neumark, Germany. However, in 1945 as a result of the Potsdam agreement and the newly created Oder-Neisse border the town became part of Poland. The pre-war population of Reppen were expelled, Poles from central Poland and what is now Ukraine moved in, and Reppen renamed Rypin and then finalised as Rzepin in May 1946.

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An aerial photographic view of the centre of Reppen, present-day Rzepin, c.1939.

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A photograph of Reppen (Rzepin) railway station as it looked in 1939.

Rzepin today

Rzepin is a town in the province of Lubuskie in western Poland. Its current population is around 6,500. Although, a small town, Rzepin is a fairly important, busy railway junction and somewhere that is popular with German and Polish trainspotters – with international trains stopping off and three different lines – Frankfurt Oder – Rzepin – Poznan; Szczecin – Rzepin – Glogow; and Rzepin – Ośno Lubuskie – Sulecin – Miedzyrzecz.



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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.

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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.