Trzcińsko-Zdrój is a tiny, charming town at the Myślibórz Lake District. It was one of the very few towns in Poland that avoided destruction during World War II. It’s a miracle that this precious town in Pomorze survived the disaster of war.
The greatest tragedy of Trzcińsko was the 30-year war – in 1634, the town was robbed and burned. Its history began in the second half of the 13th century. The town was expanding by the trading route leading to Brandenburgia. The interesting thing about Trzcińsko-Zdrój is that today the town didn’t grow much beyond the area of the medieval defensive walls. While getting through the town wallls, we go back in time to a typical provinvce, western-pomeranian town from the past.
The town hall, which is one of the oldest ones that survived in Poland, was created at the same time period as the defensive walls.
The collection of the town’s monuments is concluded with the 13th-century church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, known as St. Mary’s Church. The temple, originally built from stone, was rebuilt in the 19th century. The furniture of the church originated mostly from the 19th century rebuilding.
Many houses and the Stork Bastion are enhabited by local storks. Their nests are an additional accent for this lost in time town.
Beyond the are of the walls, at the headland of the Town Lake, you can see the building of the former bathing resort, which used to be the centre of the Health Spa, but todays holds the Home of Social Help.