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Jelenia Gora in September 2000 was a thriving regional centre, bustling with renovations to restore historic buildings to their former splendour.  The two pictures below, taken 75 years apart, show how much of the old character is still preserved.  Although a part of modern day Poland, the echoes of old Hirschberg can still be found by travellers in search of their roots.


Hirschberg's Bahnhofstrasse in 1925

Jelenia Gora's Ul. Maja in September 2000


The town hall of Jelenia Gora

The central market place, Hirschberg's Marktplatz


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The Hirschberg Gnadenkirche, built in 1708

Historic centre of Jelenia Gora