Golińsk

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Golińsk
Village
Golińsk is located in Poland
Golińsk
Golińsk
Coordinates: 50°38′36″N 16°12′38″E / 50.64333°N 16.21056°E / 50.64333; 16.21056
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
County Wałbrzych
Gmina Mieroszów

Golińsk [ˈɡɔliɲsk] (German: Göhlenau) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Mieroszów, within Wałbrzych County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland, near the border with the Czech Republic.[1] It lies approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) south-east of Mieroszów, 17 kilometres (11 mi) south of Wałbrzych, and 80 kilometres (50 mi) south-west of the regional capital Wrocław.

Göhlenau was the birthplace of Günther Viezenz, a famous German Oberleutnant who singlehandedly destroyed 21 enemy tanks during the Second World War, receiving the tank destruction badge 4 times in gold and once in silver along with other decorations.

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Coordinates: 50°38′36″N 16°12′38″E / 50.64333°N 16.21056°E / 50.64333; 16.21056