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  • Day19

    Grudziądz - Lednogóra

    August 11, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Unser heutiger Tag startete sonnig und schwülwarm. Wir haben uns die Altstadt von Grudziądz angeschaut und sind bis zur Burgruine hoch. Dann musste es erst einmal ein Päuschen im Schatten sein. Der rekonstruierte Burgturm wollte von den Kindern erklommen werden. Nach zwei Treppenrunden mussten die beiden eine unvorhergesehene Pause einlegen: Elternwechsel wegen der Höhe... 🥴 Der Ausblick war aber wirklich schön, wurde mir zugetragen.
    Sohnemann hat nun sein neues Hobby für die nächsten 6 Jahre gefunden. Am Flussufer gab es ein Tuning-Treffen und er war stark beeindruckt. Er will nun wissen, welches Auto denn wohl zu ihm passe. 🙄 Jetzt gerade läuft er über den Parkplatz und schreibt die Namen der für ihn interessanten Autos ab (Porsche Panamera Turbo, Mustang GT oder Nissan XTrail) ... 😅
    Nachdem das WoMo wieder startklar gemacht wurde, peilten wir die Richtung Poznan an. Die S5 ist eine einzige große Baustelle: es gibt Teilstücke, die bereits geteert sind, dann stehen viele Brücken im Niemandsland. Dann sind Teilstücke mit Straßenlaternen bestückt, aber Teerstrecke fehlt dazwischen...
    - und das Ganze auf über 170km... 🤦🏼‍♀️
    Letztlich landeten wir hier in Lednogóra an einem großen See. Der kleine Badestrand war heute am Sonntag so voll, wie unser Freibad bei 30°C. Die Kids warfen sich in das Getümmel und wurden danach noch einmal an den Sportgeräten im Fitnessbereich am Sportplatz aktiv.
    Dadurch, dass wir den Mittag ausgelassen haben, sollte es heute in ein Restaurant gegen. Das Dorf ist wirklich klein, aber in 700m Entfernung gibt es einen Landgasthof. Und das Essen dort war phantastisch! Ein großes "Hmmmm" und "lecker" begleitete die Mahlzeit aus gutbürgerlicher, polnischer Küche und wir ließen uns auch noch den Nachtisch mit großen Eisbechern gut schmecken! Die Kids haben diesen Schmaus für morgen nochmals angemeldet... 🤣
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  • Day1

    Gnesen

    May 18, 2017 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Die neugebaute polnische Autobahn führt uns zum Abschluß des ersten Fahrtages doch recht entspannt ins alte Gnesen. Die älteste polnische Hauptstadt haben wir uns bewußt für die erste Übernachtung ausgesucht, nachdem wir den Wagen im Einbahnstraßengewirr gut untergebracht und unser kleines aber feines Hotelzimmer bezogen haben, geht es gleich auf Erkundungstour.
    Gnesen ist eine richtig hübsche und rausgeputzte Kleinstadt, den Höhepunkt bildet natürlich der Dom, der uns gut gefällt. Nur leider ist die berühmte Bronzetür mit dem Lebenszyklus Adalberts nur beschränkt zugänglich, so daß wir sie nur von hinten zu sehen bekommen.
    Draußen vor dem Dom steht der Staatsgründer, vor dem sich junge Polen gerne fotografieren lassen.

    Es ist sehr heiß, so daß wir uns zu einem Eis an einer der unzähligen Verkaufsstellen verführen lassen. Es schmeckt sehr ungewöhnlich, der polnische Eisgeschmack scheint dem deutschen und italienischen nicht sehr ähnlich zu sein. Verwöhnt werden wir derweil noch vom Turmbläser auf dem Dom.

    Später genießen wir gutes Bier und Essen im Straßenrestaurant unseres Hotels. Unser erstes Hineinschnuppern ins richtige Polen gefällt uns schon einmal sehr gut.

    Wr treffen hier auch mit der Familie zusammen mit großem Hallo, leider getrübt durch technische Probleme mit dem Auto.
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  • Day9

    Royal Gnieznzo Cathedral

    September 16, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ☁️ 59 °F

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gniezno_Cathedral

    The Royal Gniezno Cathedral (The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Adalbert, Polish: Bazylika Archikatedralna Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Marii Panny i św. Wojciecha) is a Brick Gothic cathedral located in the historical city of Gniezno that served as the coronation place for several Polish monarchs and as the seat of Polish church officials continuously for nearly 1000 years. Throughout its long and tragic history, the building stayed mostly intact making it one of the oldest and most precious sacral monuments in Poland.

    The Cathedral is known for its twelfth-century (ca. 1175), two-winged bronze doors decorated with scenes of martyrdom of St. Adalbert of Prague and a silver relic coffin of that saint. The coffin was made by Peter von der Rennen of pure silver in 1662 after the previous one, established in 1623 by King Sigismund III Vasa himself, was robbed by the Swedes in 1655, during the Swedish invasion.

    The temple is one of Poland's national Historical Monuments (Pomnik historii), as designated on September 16, 1994 and tracked by the National Heritage Board of Poland.
    Early history
    The religious temple dates back to the end of the ninth century, when an oratory was built in the shape of a rectangular nave. At the end of the tenth century Duke Mieszko I of Poland built a new temple on a cruciform plan and remodeled the existing nave oratory. In the year 977 Duchess Dąbrówka, the wife of Mieszko I, was buried here. Before the arrival of St. Adalbert of Prague in Gniezno, Prince Bolesław I the Brave, later the first king of Poland, rebuilt the temple according to the plan of a rectangle, elevating it later to the rank of a Cathedral. In the year 999 the funeral of St. Adalbert took place and later also his canonization by Pope Sylvester II.

    In March 1000 Emperor Otto III came to Gniezno to pray at the tomb of now blessed St. Adalbert. He then called the Congress of Gniezno, where Polish Prince Bolesław I the Brave and the Emperor discussed plans to create a joint kingdom of Germany, France, Rome, England and Slavic States. He initiate the creation of the Archdiocese of Gniezno and the first metropolis church in Poland, subordinate only to the pope. The first appointed archbishop was Radzim Gaudenty. In 1018 a fire started in the temple and it took in seven years to repair the structure.

    In the year 1025 Bolesław the Brave was crowned as the first King of Poland in the Gniezno Cathedral. After his death Mieszko II Lambert succeeded to the throne. In 1038 Czech prince Bretislav I surrounded and conducted a siege of the city, destroying and robbing the borough and the precious treasures inside the cathedral. After a few years the temple was rebuilt in the Romanesque style and consecrated in 1064. Twelve years later King Bolesław II the Bold was crowned in Gniezno. At the end of the eleventh century the eastern part of the temple suddenly collapsed.
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  • Day9

    St. Mary and St. Michael, Trzemeszno

    September 16, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ☁️ 57 °F

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trzemeszno
    Trzemeszno [tʂɛˈmɛʂnɔ] (German: Tremessen) is a town in central Poland belonging to the group of the oldest settlements in the region. The town's name derives from an Old Polish word “Trzemcha” meaning the flower of the "Bird’s Cherry" plant, which once grew in the vicinity. It is situated in Greater Poland Voivodeship; previously it was in Bydgoszcz Voivodeship (1975–1998).
    History
    Around the 10th century, a kind of defensive settlement was created here. It soon changed its function into a market settlement. It was significant that the town lay on the trade route joining Greater Poland with northern Masovia and Pomerelia.

    In the 12th century, Trzemeszno became a property of the monastery of Canons regular of St. Augustine. The monks were brought there by prince Bolesław III Wrymouth. Trzemeszno received its town rights before 1382.

    From the second half of the 17th century, there began a decline of the town and region caused by wars (Swedish invasions) and plagues. In 1766, there were only 15 houses left in Trzemeszno. However, soon the town started to develop rapidly. An important period in town's history is due to the activity of Michał Kościesza Kosmowski, who was the monastery abbot (1761–1804). He founded the "New Town" – a suburb, where cloth makers were settled, and St. Michael's suburb for other craftsmen. Kosmowski founded also several buildings of public services: “Collegium Tremesnensis” a secondary school, hospital and a new brewery. The Polish patriot, Jan Kiliński, was born here in 1760. In 1791, there were 144 buildings in the town and almost 1000 people lived there. The main activities of the residents were connected to crafts, trade and framing. The enterprise, which took up artistic challenges, was rebuilding and changing into baroque style of the monastery church. The work was finished in 1791 when the church was consecrated.

    In 1793, due to the second partition of Poland, Trzemeszno became a part of Prussia and after Napoleon I, in 1815 it was incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Posen. In 1849, Trzemeszno was renamed "Tremessen" and belonged to Kreis Mogilno of the Prussian Province of Posen. It was registered within Standesamt Tremessen.

    In 1836 the government secularized the monastery.

    In 1848, Trzemeszno became one of the main centers of national liberation movement in Greater Poland. The town's residents (including many students) were also involved in the January Uprising (1863). Trzemeszno's secondary school has traditions of participating in national liberation fights. In 1844, a secret society of students called “Sarmatia” formed and from 1861 the National Society “Zan” was active.

    In 1865, a Loan Bank (Kasa Pożyczkowa) and in 1874 an Industrial Society (Towarzystwo Przemysłowe) were founded in Trzemeszno. The later was significant for culture and education. Around 1880, a branch of Towarzystwo Czytelni Ludowych ("Society of Public Reading Rooms") and in 1894 the Gymnastic Society Sokół were founded.

    Opening a railway line in 1872 joining Trzemeszno with Poznań, Toruń and Inowrocław had contributed to the town's development.

    At the end of World War I, in the early days of the Greater Poland Uprising, the Polish residents of Trzemeszno took control of their town on December 29, 1918; the town become a part of newly reconstituted Poland in the following months. The first years in free Poland were good for developing trade and crafts. However the situation was complicated by inflation, unemployment and economical crisis. Despite these problems, cultural and educational life flourished. Many events were organized by local societies and organizations. There was a cinema, and in 1937 the local weekly newspaper “Kosynier” began to be published. Secondary school played an important role in local culture.

    In September 1939 the residents of Trzemeszno faced Nazi invasion. During the Nazi occupation, the town's name was changed to "Tremessen" again. Schools, libraries and the church were closed. However, terrorized residents did not remain passive. There was a secret military organization and a secret scout organization (Szare Szeregi).

    After 1945, residents of Trzemeszno faced many difficult tasks. "Citizen Committees" were responsible for restoring closed enterprises and community services. The greatest challenge was restoration of the basilica church and secondary school which had been burned down by retreating Nazi troops.

    Rapid development of Trzemeszno took place in the 1960s and 1970s. The largest enterprise, employing over 1000 people, was Pomorskie Zakłady Materiałów Izolacyjnych “Izopol” (factory producing insulation materials). “Izopol” played an important role as a financial supporter and developer of the town.

    In 1999, due to the administrative reform of Poland, Trzemeszno became a part of the Gniezno powiat and the Greater Poland Voivodeship.
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    Judy Stomp

    Beautiful!!!

    1/27/20Reply
     

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