Lwówek Śląski
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Lwówek Śląski

In German: Löwenberg
Lwówek is a town in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship (province) in Poland. It has a population of about 10,300 inhabitants.

By 1209 Lwówek Śląski, founded by the Dukes of Wrocław, had important privileges, such as the rights to brew, mill, fish, and hunt within a mile's radius of the settlement. In 1217 it received town rights;
After its acquisition by the Kingdom of Prussia in 1741 during the Silesian Wars, the town slowly recovered during its reconstruction and began to prosper again
Like the rest of the Kingdom of Prussia, the town became part of the German Empire in 1871. Until 1939 Lwówek Śląski was a provincial town in the Prussian province of Lower Silesia. In the last days of World War II the town's medieval centre was 40% destroyed and numerous buildings of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque were lost. At war's end Lwówek Śląski was transferred to Poland.
The Lwowek town hall. The 1966-stamps from Berlin and
the German Fed. Rep. show the interior of this building.
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Polonica stamps:

Berlin (West) 1966, 15 VI
German Fed. Rep. 1966, 15 VI