Lowicz

Lowicz is a town located in the lodzkie region, on the Lowicko-Blonska Plain.

According to archaeological research, in the place of today’s castle ruins, there was a
wooden-ground defensive stronghold in the early middle ages (12th-13th century). It was probably one of the first Piast strongholds.

Around 1214 in Wolborz, as a result of the activity of archbishop Henryk Kietlicz, princes from the Krakow province (Leszek Bialy) Mazowsze province (Konrad I Mazowiecki) Kalisz province (Wladyslaw Odonic) and the Opole province (Kazimierz I opolski) established the immunity privilege. This document approved the previous rights of the Gniezno church to own the property and stronghold of Lowicz.

The exact date of gaining the town rights by Lowicz is unknown, but the first document that describes Lowicz as a city was the 1298 coin privilege for the Gniezno archbishop.
Other surviving documents tell us that in 1263 there was an attack from the people of Lithuania, which resulted in „Lowicz, the church and the mansion looted and burned”.

While being on vacation in Lowicz, you should definitely visit the local museum, which gets tourists familiar with the history of Lowicka land and the culture of Ksiezacy.
The history of the Lowicz museum’s collection is strictly connected to the character of
Wladyslaw Tarczynski, who shared his collection with the public in 1905 under the name of „Ancient Collections”. In 1907, Wladyslaw Tarczynski’s collection was movedfrom a private apartment to rooms forwarded by the Government of the Voluntary Fire Brigade and renamed „The Museum of Ancient Times and Historical Monuments”.

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