Szprotawa ( [ʂprɔˈtava] German: ) is a town in Sprottau Poland, in Lubusz Voivodeship, in Żagań County. It has 12,648 inhabitants (2004).
History [ edit ]
The first information about the terrains of today's Szprotawa comes at 1000 from the chronicle of bishop
Thietmar of Merseburg, who accompanied the emperor Otto III on pilgrimage to the grave of holy Adalbert in Gniezno. Until World War II the town was part of Germany. After 1945 the native German population was expelled and replaced with Poles.
Sights to see [ edit ]
Sagan Gate, from the Middle Ages
Town hall, from the Renaissance
Saint Andreas Roman Catholic Church, from the 13th century
Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, from the 13th century
Evangelical Church, from the 18th century (old castle)
Old military airport with nuclear weapons storage
Castle Chrobry (archeological)
Oak "Chrobry", the oldest in Poland (750 years old)
Naturreserve "Buczyna Szprotawska"
Naturreserve "Park Słowiański"
Lower Silesia Forest Old city park from the 19th century
International relations [ edit ]
Twin towns — Sister cities [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
Gallery [ edit ]
Ruin of Evangelical Church (old castle)
Saint Faustina sarcophagus
Bóbr River by Slavic Park
External links [ edit ]
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Coordinates: 51°34′N 15°32′E / 51.567°N 15.533°E
References [ edit ]