Podkowa Leśna[pɔtˈkɔva ˈlɛɕna] (literal meaning - "Horseshoe Grove", in full: Miasto-ogród Podkowa Leśna - "Garden-City Podkowa Leśna") is a town in Grodzisk Mazowiecki County (Masovian Voivodeship) of Poland and located within the territory of the Młochowskie Forests. City status - since January 1, 1969. The city also has the status of gmina, meaning "commune". Population - ca. 4000. Founded in 1925. On September 1, 1939 bombs fell on Podkowa Leśna that the Luftwaffe had intended for Warsaw. On January 17, 1945 the Soviets entered Podkowa Leśna.
The town has an interesting collection of villas dating back to the interwar period, along with newly built mansions. Located in a beautiful setting not far from Warsaw.
Forests surround the city from three sides (the east, the south, and the north).