Stará Ľubovňa and surroundings


Hniezdne is situated near the river Poprad not far from Stará Ľubovňa on the way to Podolínec. Together with the formerly mentioned towns it belongs to the most ancient settlements of northern Scepus. First recorded in 1235, in about 1270 it went under the German law, in 1412 it was promoted to the royal town and in 1566 it gained the status of the free royal town. Between 1412 and 1772 it belonged to the towns given in the Polish deposit. The town was famous for centuries for its river port from which they used to export the popular Hungarian wines to Poland. Same as in Podolínec the German population had prevailed there up to the 20th century.

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