Gliwice Radio Tower

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Country: Poland Region:
Silesia
Town:
Gliwice
Category:

building

Recommended for children from the following age groups:
  • 3-7
  • 7-12
  • 12-16

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.

Gliwice Radio Tower

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Adress:

ul. Tarnogórska 129, 44-100 Gliwice

Gallery:
Opening days and hours:

10.00-16.00

Tickets adults:
5 PLN
Tickets children:
2 PLN
Pass:

15 PLN adults, 7,50 children

Phone:

+48 32 300 04 04

Source:

sunnycompany.com

Updated on

Friday, 27 June 2014

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