Międzyrzecz is a typical small Polish town which can be reached in 20 minutes by car. It offers some interesting shopping and dining opportunities. There is an open market place every day Monday to Saturday excluding public holidays.
The name Międzyrzecz literally means Meeting of Rivers. The town is bisected by the rivers Paklica & Obra. It is not a very touristy town so you will be able to see a piece of real Poland including some remnants of the fast disappearing communist era which is being replaced by a beautiful and modern Poland.
Międzyrzecz has a vibrant history which can be traced back to the 9th century AD. There are some good historical sites to visit.
The local town:
This is a fine example of a small castle surrounded by a moat, steep banks and ditches. The area around the castle is very beautiful with mature trees, grass and the Obra river. The castle offers some good photographic opportunities. You can walk round outside the walls or outside the moat for a variety of views. Near the entrance to the castle there is a museum displaying local historical exhibits which is well worth a look. Access to the castle is via the museum.
Parts of the castle can be traced back as far as the 10th century. The original
earthworks were replaced with a motte & bailey fortification and latterly in the
15th C. brick-
For more information on the town of Międzyrzecz from the ‘polandpoland’ website click here.
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