History of the City

About Gorzow … at the beginning of the story

In 1249, Lubusz was in the hands of Brandenburg by a pledge which Boleslaw Bald, Duke of Legnica made ​​against the archbishop of Magdeburg. In 1260 Constance – the princess daughter of Przemysl I, Duke of Wielkopolska married Conrad, son of John Margrave of Brandenburg, as the dowry brought lands castellany Santockie. July 2, 1257, the Knights Albrecht de Luge has been authorized by the Margrave Johann I askańskiej dynasty to found almost on the border castellany Lubusz Land town called Landisberch Nova (Landsberg New to distinguish from Alt-Landsberg, near Berlin, Germany) name Landsberg you can find a 1945 fold. Landisberch soon became a very important cultural and commercial center on the eastern borders of Germany.


With the founding of the city coincided with the construction of the magnificent Gothic parish church (the parish church, from 1537 Lutheran), today the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Mary In 1433, survived the siege of the Hussites, in the seventeenth century for decades endured the Swedish occupation, Russian troops remained in the Seven Years War, paid the contribution of Napoleon’s army.

The most important pre-war personalities Landsberg include the Max Bahr (jute bags factory owner, the owner of the villa occupied now by the Bishop’s Palace, initiator of the Bath City (1928), which operated at the beginning of the twenty-first century), Hermann Paucksch – manufacturer of the conclusion of (founder fountains 1897 Old Market Square, named after his name, reconstituted in 1997, hands gorzowian and former German inhabitants), the owner of the villa a municipal House of Culture at the conclusion of Gustav Schroeder – founder of the factory cables and cords, builder villa, now the Museum of Ancient Art. In Landsberg on the Warta was born in 1929, Christa Wolf, the most famous writer of the GDR, several writers, talented artists and technicians stayed here a few important characters from history such as Friedrich Schleiermacher universal, Gottfried Benn.



The city’s location at the mouth of Kłodawa (Kłodawka) to Warta at the intersection of water and land routes, gave favorable conditions for urbanization and development of the city, which flourished thanks to the work of merchants and craftsmen. This has led to a huge rozrośnięcia the city and grows even greater economic and strategic value. At the beginning of the last century architecture houses Landsberg could be considered one of the most beautiful and most valuable in the central Europe.

The most tragic of war was World War II. Wehrmacht garrison withdrew to Kostrzyna blew up two bridges and the Red Army troops burned the Old Town, starting from 30 January 1945, finally in March Landsberg became the Polish Gorzow on the Warta River. Followed by rapid re-development of the city. Already in the mid 60’s lived here 50 thousand. persons crossing the state before the war. In the late 60’s Gorzow experiencing the second in its history construction boom becoming a city of medium size. In 1975, became the capital of the province gorzowskie, born in 1979 to 100-thousand gorzowianka.

Since 1999 Gorzow is the seat of the governor of Lubusz.


For more information on the official website of the city of Gorzów Wlkp.