An Old Polish Town

Racibórz, Poland

Racibórz, Poland

This postcard comes from Beata, who lives in Poland. It obviously shows the town of Racibórz in southern Poland. The name of the town is derived from the founder of the town, Duke Racibor. The area on which the town is situated was first inhabited by East Germanic Silinger tribes as early as the 5th century AD. The area was first mentioned in 1108 and by 1217 the town received municipal privileges. Today the town is the capital of Racibórz County and is home to just over 60 000 people. Pretty cool to get to know all these places I’ve never even heard of. Thank you Beata!

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