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Name-day: Darii, Mateusza and Wawrzyńca
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Did You Know That…
Wałbrzych obtained the town foundation act as early as in 1426.
The name of Wałbrzych in German means Forest Keep.
A wooden small town hall existed in the Market Square until 1857. Near today's exit of Kosciuszki Str. was city pillory - a whipping post.
Stary Zdrój - today's Wałbrzych district, once functioned as a spa.
Castle Książ literally stood on a rock - the huge structure was built without foundations.
The ruins of a knight mansion of Nowy Dwór on Zamkowa Mountain in Wałbrzych were built by Prince Bolko I of Świdnica - founder of Książ and Grodno Castles.
Museum of Industry and Technology at 28 Wysockiego Str. is situated in the facilities of a real coalmine.
Wałbrzych is one of the most "green" towns in Poland. There are 7 parks and several forest areas within town boundaries.
Wałbrzych is a unique town for its high concentration of marked tourist routes. Their total length is over 52 kilometres.
Mount Chełmiec is a former volcano.
From the viewing tower situated on Mount Chełmiec you could see Wrocław and Mount Śnieżka.
Mount Borowa - 853 metres above sea level - is the highest point in Wałbrzych.
The lowest: "Bolko" yew tree in the Pełcznica Valley - 315 metres above sea level.
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