Szczytna German: Rückers is a town in Kłodzko County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland It is the seat of the administrative district gmina called Gmina Szczytna, close to the Czech border

It lies approximately 16 kilometres 10 mi west of Kłodzko, and 90 kilometres 56 mi south-west of the regional capital Wrocław

As at 2006, the town has a population of 5,234

Two of the skirmishes of the War of the Bavarian Succession 1778–1779 occurred at the hamlet of Biebersdorf In the first, on 7 August, Major Friedrich Joseph, Count of Nauendorf and two squadrons of the Wurmser Hussars, surprised a Prussian convoy, which surrendered 240 wagons of flour and 13 transport wagons Nauendorf's Hussars also took as prisoners all the officers and 110 men, and captured 476 horses While the parties negotiated at their differences at Teschen, on 3 March 1779, Nauendorf raided Biebersdorf again with a larger force of infantry and hussars and captured the entire Prussian garrison Following this action, Joseph awarded him the Knight's Cross of the Military Order of Maria Theresa 19 May 1779

After World War II the region was placed under Polish administration by the Potsdam Agreement under territorial changes demanded by the Soviet Union Most Germans fled or were expelled and were replaced with Poles expelled from the Polish areas annexed by the Soviet Union


  1. ^ in German Jens Florian Ebert, Feldmarschall-Leutnant Graf von Nauendorf In Die Österreichischen Generäle 1792-1815 Accessed 30 January 2012
  2. ^ Carl von Seidl, Versuch einer militärischen Geschichte des Bayerischen Erbfolge-Kriegs, im Jahre 1778: im Gesichtspunkte der Wahrheit betrachtet, Von einem Königl Preussischen Officier 1781 Band 1, p 144

Coordinates: 50°25′N 16°26′E / 50417°N 16433°E / 50417; 16433

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