Goleniów is located in northwestern Poland, in the West Pomeranian region – northeast of the regional capital Szczecin.
The town's history under its current name goes back to the 13th century. However, an older settlement existed on the site already in the 10th year. The city gained market town rights in 1268. After 1368, the city belonged to the Hanseatic League, which contributed significantly to the development. The 14th and 15th centuries. was the city's heyday. In 1386 the city was given the right to strike its own coin. Around the city was built a city wall with 4 city gates. in 1720 Goleniów came under Prussian rule. During World War II, approx. 70% of the city destroyed – of the old city approx. 90%.
Since the 19th century. the timber industry is the dominant industrial branch in the city, but the metal industry is also well represented.
One of the original 4 city gates. This is the northern gate; it was built in the 14th century. in Gothic style.
The church was built in the 15th century. After the devastation during World War II, the building was repaired / rebuilt, endeavoring to restore the church's medieval appearance.
The magazine building at the river port
This is a three-storey building from the 18th century. in timbers. It is the last remnant of the buildings surrounding the former river port.
The water tower at the railway
The water tower was built in 1912 and was intended to secure the water supply for the steam locomotives. The lower part of the building (base) is made of red brick, while the upper part is in half-timber. The tower still supplies the station buildings with water today.
The city is on the Ina River. This river runs approx. 15 km west out of Odra shortly before its exit in the Szczecin fjord.
To the north of the city extends the large forest area of Puszcza Goleniowska.
Immediately northeast of the city is Port Lotniczy Szczecin-Goleniów, the airport of the Szczecin area and from which there is air traffic both inland and abroad – including Copenhagen.
Goleniów – Here there is practical information for tourists. From here you can also download a folder about the city as a PDF file. This leaflet is in Polish and German.
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