Krasnobród. Swimming at the lake
Krasnobród is located in eastern Poland between the hills of the Lublin Highlands and the Roztocze area, on the river Wierprz’ upper race. The town is located near Roztocze National Park.
The name of the site consists of two parts, of which “Krasno” means “beautiful” and “Bread” means a shallow place in the river where one can pass this, a wad. The aforementioned meaning of “Krasno” was used in common Slavic, suggesting that the history of the place goes back a long time.
The city gained market town rights in the 1570s. The city's rights included 6 annual markets as well as weekly market days. Still today there is a weekly turf day, namely on Tuesday. In the 1760s, a manor house, a square with a town hall, a Catholic and an Orthodox church, a synagogue, a pharmacy and a savings box were located in and near the town. Among the families who owned Krasnobród were known names such as Firlej, Leszczyński and Zamoyski. The most recent owner was Senator Kazimierz Fudakowski. June 26, 1915, i.e. During World War I, a major battle was fought at Krasnobród between Austria and Russia, a battle that was won by the Austrians after significant losses. The fallen soldiers of both nations were buried in the local cemetery. The inhabitants lived through the ages mainly by agriculture, but also by trade and crafts. The trade was largely in the hands of the Jewish inhabitants, of whom there were about as many as there were Polish Catholics. In addition, there was a minor Russian (East Slavic) speaking group who professed to the Orthodox faith. In September 1939, several strikes took place near Krasnobród between German forces and Polish soldiers. In one of these battles, cavalry regiments (equestrian) fought on both sides; it was the last time such cavalry battles took place. The subsequent German occupation became tragic for the area. Most of the inhabitants of Krasnobród were displaced despite resistance from the underground army. In the post-war period, reconstruction began. In the 1950s, a sanatorium was established for children in Krasnobród. In the 1970s, the area began to develop as a tourist and holiday center. The mercantile value that the Russian tsar had deprived of the city was restored in 1995. In the years around the turn of the century, efforts were made to get Krasnobród recognized as a spa center, which eventually succeeded for the city.
Part of the lake at Krasnobród with the western edge of the city on the left in the picture
The church and the monastery
The Virgin Mary Church in Baroque style, along with the monastery of the 1690s, was founded by King Jan III Sobieski’s later wife, Marysieńka.
The Abbey also houses a Museum of Ecclesiastical Art.
Krasnobród Parish Museum
is a regional museum with departments on ethnography, paleontology, the local potter's craft as well as flora and fauna in the Roztocze region.
“The path of suffering” in Krasnobród
Behind the monastery wall, at the foot of Mount Chełm, stretches a wooded area where you find the traditional stations on the path of Christ's suffering, connected with paths, as well as stations for the resurrection of Christ.
The chapel on the water
Saint Roch’s Chapel
In the neighborhood of the city called Podzamek stands a castle that was once the residence of Krasnobród’s owners. The original baroque castle, located in an extensive park, has been destroyed and rebuilt several times; the architecture of the building now has a classic feel. It is a two-story building that now houses the Janusz Korczak Sanatorium on Rehabilitation of Children.
The quarry (Kamieniołom)
Kamieniołom is a geological documentation center in a closed quarry near the city. The uncovered ground wall is approx. 30 m high and approx. 165 m long. Here you can find prints of flora and fauna that are several million years old. At the top of the quarry, a tower was erected in 2002, which serves as a vantage point.
The quarry at Krasnobród
The holiday and spa town
offers many opportunities for tourists and visitors alike, including for nature experiences, hiking and cycling, fishing, mushroom picking and not least swimming and water sports at the enchanted lake on the Wieprz River. In winter, a ski lift is 500 meters long on the mountain of Chełm.
Swimming on the lake in Krasnobród
Miasto i gmina Krasnobród – with practical information for tourists
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