This place is without a doubt known to all fans of history. The famous incident in Gliwice (Gleiwitz), which took place right here, helped Hitler to unleash the war. On August 31st, 1939 , on the eve of World War II a SD unit under the command of Alfred Naujocks executed a sabotage action taking over the area of the radio station and broadcasting a message in Polish. The operation was designed to create a false impression that the silesian insurgents are trying to disrupt the border of the German Reich. The Gliwice incident was a part of a larger sabotage operation organized by Himmler on the Polish-German borderland in August 1939 .
The transmitting tower itself is interesting not only for historical reasons - the structure itself is considered one of the world's tallest free-standing wooden structures (with a height of 111 m). The construction was completed in 1935.
Around the tower recently a very well-kept park was created, with many benches, water, and the foundation of the park. This has completely changed the tower environment and in warm weather it can be a very interesting place for trips or picnics.
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15 PLN adults, 7,50 children