Jelenia Gora Town Hall

Jelenia Gora , Poland

Jelenia GoraTown Hall Square

In this webcam you can clearly see the city hall of the Polish city of Jelenia Gora. It is located at the central point of the Market Square, surrounded by baroque apartment buildings with arcades.

The modern building of the town hall of Jelenia Gora in the live broadcast, was built in the 18th century. But in the cellar of the building there are the remains of the old town hall, dated to the 14th century.

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At the beginning of the 20th century, apartment buildings near the Town Hall in an online camera adjoined it, creating the so-called “seven houses”. In such an “expanded” form, the city hall shown in the webcam has survived to the present day.

A beautiful two-story building, displayed in a webcam, is crowned with an onion dome tower, clock and a gallery. Above the southern entrance there is an inscription in Latin: "The city was built by Bolesław Wrymouth in 1108." When visiting the town hall, admire Ernst Rülk sculptures that adorn the balustrade and low relief in the conference room.

Another worthy mention of ancient times is the medieval well, discovered during the last reconstruction.

For centuries, the town hall of Jelenia Gora, perfectly shown in the online live camera, has performed many functions. First of all, it was a building for the city authorities and a work place for the city council. However, it also housed other important institutions: court, archive and the treasury. Today in the Town Hall there are the City Council and the civil registry office.

Jelenia Gora

Local legend says the city of Jelenia Gora with the Town Hall in this live feed was founded by the Polish prince Bolesław III Wrymouth in 1108 as a base for a military campaign against the Czechs. In 1281, Jelenia Gora, called Hirschberg until 1945, received city status and began to develop. In 1392 it became part of Bohemia under the control of Luxembourg, and in 1526 it was inherited by the Austrian Habsburgs. In 1560, there was a strong fire in the city, after which it began to recover only at the beginning of the 17th century.

Hirschberg or Jelenia Gora, whose center you see online, was badly destroyed during the Thirty Years War. In the 17-18 centuries, the city was transformed into the main center for the linen production and fabrics.

During the war in Silesia, Hirschberg retreated to Prussia. Towards the end of the 19th century, tourism began to develop in a picturesque city located on a background of beautiful mountain ranges. At the end of World War II, Hirschberg entered into Poland and received a new name - Jelenia Gora.

It is better to start a tour in the city, which Town Hall is visible in the online camera, from the ruins of a medieval defensive structure - the gate and Voyanovska Towers, as well as the dungeons that served as prisons for many centuries. In 1480 the tower collapsed, but was immediately restored.

Next, go to the Basilica of St. Erasmus and St. Pancras of the 14th century. Of course, do not pass the Town Hall in the center of the market square, which the online webcam is aimed at.

Attention deserves a branch of the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, located in an old palace.

In the center of the city of Jelenia Gora, where the live feed is being conducted, fragments of the old tram running through the city from the end of the 19th century to 1969 have been preserved. A souvenir shop is currently operating in one of the wagons.

Climate

In winter, in the city of Jelenia Gora, shown in the webcam, there is a lot of snow, in spring the town blooms, and in summer the air temperature sometimes warms up to + 30C. Weather forecast in Jelenia Gora for 7 days is available on our website online.

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