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Szprotawa German: Sprottau is a town in Poland, in Lubusz Voivodeship, in Żagań County It has 12,648 inhabitants 2004

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Sights to see
  • 3 Nature
  • 4 Notable residents
  • 5 International relations
    • 51 Twin towns — Sister cities
  • 6 See also
  • 7 Gallery
  • 8 External links
  • 9 References

History

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

Sights to see

  • Old city
  • 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
  • Silesia Walls

Nature

  • 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

Notable residents

  • Jakob Ebert 1549–1614, theologian
  • Heinrich Göppert 1800–1884, scientist
  • Heinrich Laube 1806–1884, author
  • Karl Bartsch 1832–1888, Germanist
  • Robert Beisert 1833–1893, politician
  • Harald Bielfeld 1863–1933, politician
  • Walter Dötsch 1909–1987, artist
  • Hans-Joachim Höfig 1915–2006, Sportsman
  • Manfred Steinbach born 1933, sportsman
  • Roswitha Berndt born 1936, historian
  • Klaus Hänsch born 1938, politician, President of the European Parliament
  • Rudolf Langer bon 1939, sportsman
  • Detlev Kittstein 1944–1996, sportsman
  • Fritz Puppel born 1944, musician

International relations

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Poland

Twin towns — Sister cities

Szprotawa is twinned with:

  • Gevelsberg, Germany

See also

  • Museum of the Szprotawa Land
  • The Lower Silesia Deep Woods Appreciation Society

Gallery

External links

  • Official town webpage
  • Official museum webpage
  • Jewish Community in Szprotawa on Virtual Shtetl

Coordinates: 51°34′N 15°32′E / 51567°N 15533°E / 51567; 15533

References

Notes
  1. ^ "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District" PDF © 2009 Twins2010com Archived from the original PDF on 2009-11-28 Retrieved 2009-10-28  External link in |publisher= help

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