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The Historic Build-up Area of Zwycięstwa St in Gliwice


Ulica Zwycięstwa – Victory Street in Gliwice was laid out in the years 1875-1880. From that time on, until 1945, it was called the Wilhelmstrasse. In the course of time, it became an elegant street, leading from the Market Square to the train station. There are many grand houses, representing different, historicizing styles and Modernist monuments, with the so-called Seidenhaus Weichmann, a department store, designed by Erich Mendelsohn.

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Zwycięstwa
Gliwice
Gliwice
Upper Silesian Agglomeration
in the city/town
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: historic buildings/urban arrangement
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: admission free
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: whole year

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Nearby
Gliwice
“Villa Caro” is located in the center of Gliwice, at Dolnych Wałów Street. It was built in the 1880s in the style in which the then richest entrepreneurs in Gliwice used to erect their residences. The villa was built for Oscar Caro, who managed such family businesses as the Hermina steel plant in Łabędy and an iron industry company. The interior of the villa has preserved the spectacular décor of the era. Today, the building is the seat of the Gliwice Museum. It also houses the "Reading Room of Art", which is a gallery of contemporary art. One can see here interesting exhibitions and participate in educational and artistic events.
Gliwice
For centuries, the municipal authorities of Gliwice operated in the town hall, which still stands in the middle of the market square. Currently, the main seat of the magistrate is the imposing edifice of the former "Haus Oberschlesien" (meaning "House of Upper Silesia"). It is located in Zwycięstwa Street, which connects the Old Town with the train station. This Eclectic building was constructed the 1920s. Horst Bienek made it famous in one of his novels.
Gliwice
One of the most beautiful buildings of Gliwice stands at the corner of Zwycięstwa and Kłonicka Streets – the edifice of the former “Schlesischer Hoff” Hotel (“Silesian Manor House”), which today houses the “Diament” Hotel. The construction was completed in 1896. Stylish elements borrowed from Mannerism, Renaissance and Baroque give the appearance to the building.
Gliwice
Gliwice belongs to the old city in Silesia, which has retained its medieval urban layout in the center. We do not know the exact date of granting city rights to Gliwice, but it was probably as early as in the thirteenth century. In the fourteenth century, the city on the Kłodnica river was surrounded by defensive walls. They protected the market square with the town hall and the nearby church of All Saints. The town had a gridiron plan. All these medieval features have survived to this day almost unchanged.
Gliwice
Gliwice is one of the major Upper Silesian cities, which can boast of the well preserved medieval urban layout. Its centre forms a square marketplace with the centrally located town hall. The first wooden town hall was probably erected as early as the end of the thirteenth century. It was later replaced with a brick one. The present-day nimeteenth-century, Clsssicist town hall stands on its Gothic foundations.
Gliwice
The present building of the garrison church of Saint Barbara in Gliwice was founded by the local Protestant community in the mid-nineteenth century. Previously, since 1482, a wooden Catholic church had stood in its place. From 1809 to 1860 it was shared with the Evangelical Church. The church is an impressive, brick basilica, referring in style to the Italian art of the Trecento and the Quattrocento. It was designed by Friedrich August Stüler, a prominent architect.
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