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Kłodzko is a town in Lower Silesian Voivodeship (population of about 30,000 people). Located in the southern Kłodzko Valley, the town is renown for its former military fortress. Kłodzko is a crossing of three cultural influences - Czech, German and Polish. It is the oldest settlement in the area of Lower Silesia. First mention about the existence of defensive town named Kłodzko comes from 981. The position of Kłodzko on strategic route from Czech to Poland was in next ages the cause of repeated destruction and devastation in time of numerous wars.
Kłodzko is situated in the Kłodzko Valley on both banks of the river Nysa Klodzka, it is surrounded by mountains on all sides. It is hilly, with the old town occupying a mount. The town of Klodzko became an important cultural, industrial and service centre, it is prevalently focussed on tourism.It is a base for people wanting to hike in the mountains or spend time skiing on the beautiful slopes nearby.

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Additional Photos by Ryszard Michalik (rychem) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 832 W: 0 N: 2005] (20099)
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