Klodzko Travel Guide

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Klodzko Overview

The area of Kłodzko has been populated at least since the 1st century BC. There are several archaeological sites both in and around the town that indicate that there must have been a settlement located on the ancient Amber Road that conducted extensive trade relations with the Roman Empire.
The earliest mention of the town itself is in a 12th century chronicle by Cosmas of Prague. He mentions the town of Cladzco as belonging to Slavník, in 961.
Klodzko has belonged to: Kingdom of Bohemia, Habsburg Monarchy, Kingdom of Prussia, German Reich, and finally - after the capitulation of Nazi Germany in 1945, the town was placed under Polish administration.

Tourist attractions:

Stronghold - a unique fortress on a high rock overlooking the city, constructed since 9th century. Since the times of King Frederick the Great, it was one of the largest fortresses in Prussia.
Gothic bridge - often called a "Charles Bridge in miniature" due to its resemblance to one of the most notable historical monuments of Prague
Tunnels - parts of the tunnels constructed under the city since 13th century are open for the public
Assumption Church - one of the most notable examples of Gothic architecture in Poland, constructed by the Joannites in 14th century
Marian Column - located in what was formerly called the Ring, or the town square. It depicts the Blessed Virgin Mary and was constructed after a plague in 1625.

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