Web City Travel Guide   
 ->   ->   -> 

Frombork travel guide — Frombork tourism and travel information

Welcome to Frombork Travel Guide, extensive source of tourist information and travel services offer related to Frombork and Poland. Book cheap hotels, cheap flights and get car rental. We also offer Frombork travel guide books and maps and atlases. Please visit Poland travel guide for more travel and tourism iformation and attractions in the Poland.

our Frombork travel guide — Frombork tourism and travel information content

  1. Frombork travel and tourist guide
  2. Frombork travel services
  3. Frombork travel books

latest Frombork and Poland discussion posts

Join our comprehensive travel discussion board! Share your Frombork and Poland travel experience! Our Ask and Answer forum is geographically divided, the team of editors world-wide is ready to answer your questions.

Frombork travel guide

search in books:  

Search discount Frombork travel books in all books. You can also browse and buy directly Frombork city guide and Poland travel guide books, Frombork maps and Poland maps and atlases.

about Frombork

Frombork is a town in northern Poland, situated in the Warmia i Mazury voivodship region on the Vistula Bay with population of 2700 (in 2000). Frombork has been meticulously re-created after its destruction during World War II and is now a well-known tourist attraction.

Perhaps the most famous resident of the town was Nicolaus Copernicus, who lived in Frombork 1512–1516 and 1522–1543, died there and was buried in the cathedral. There is now a Frombork Museum of Nikolaus Copernicus, his astronomical observatory, work room, and equipment, planetarium, as well as the burial site of the astronomer at the cathedral can still be visited there today.

Frombork history

Fronbork was founded in about 1278, it has been described in documents of bishop Gerko Fleming (or Henry Fleminga). He moved the capital of diocese to this city, called the City of Our Mistress Unserer Frauen (Castrum Domine Nostre), after the invasion and destruction of the cathedral in Braunsberg, Prussia.

In 1310, the town was granted rights under Luebeck Law by the bishop Eberhard of Neisse. In the years 1329–1388 on the hill a magnificent cathedral was built. The cathedral, a real masterpiece of Gothic architecture, was named "castrum Dominae nostrae" (Home of Our Lady), in Frombork. Through the centuries the cathedral was expanded and rebuilt. On one of the columns of the central nave there is a memorial of Nicolaus Copernicus who was buried there in 1543. The late 13th century saw the construction of many other churches, including those dedicated to St. Nicolas, St George and St. Anna.

The occupations of the local inhabitants were mainly fishing in Vistula Bay and farming.

Between 1466 and 1772 Frombork was an important city of the bishopry of Warmia, part of the Polish province Royal Prussia. From 1772 until 1945 the city was a part of the German province East Prussia.

The Prussian historian Christoph Hartknoch in 1684 of Thorn featured Frombork (Frawenburg) in his histories Altes und Neues Preussen,

A Copernicus monument built in Frombork by German Emperor Wilhelm II. It was destroyed and replaced by another one by the communist Polish authorities in the mid-1950s.

After the demise of the communist regimes Frombork became the location for a memorial rock. In 2001 archbishop Dr. Edmund Piszcz blessed the memorial. The attached plaque in German and Polish language is dedicated to remember the expulsions and the many refugees who died in this land in the World War II in early 1945.

Near cities to Frombork

Near webcams to Frombork

back to top

Frombork travel services

choose from our international travel services offer:

cheap flights to Frombork

City Travel Guide is exclusive partner of four main cheap airline tickets and cheap flights online booking systems. We are happy to offer cheap airline tickets Frombork, cheap flights Frombork, also available cheap airline tickets to Poland and to the whole world. Up to date cheap flights Frombork deals also available.

cheap Frombork hotels

City Travel Guide is exclusive partner of main cheap hotels and accommodation online booking systems. We are happy to offer cheap hotels in Frombork, Poland hotel guide and cheap hotels and accommodation in lot of other world-wide destinations. Up to date cheap Frombork hotel deals and discount accommodation tips also available.

cheap Frombork vacations

City Travel Guide is exclusive partner of main cheap vacations online booking systems. We are happy to offer cheap vacations in Frombork, Poland vacation rentals and cheap vacations in lot of other destinations world-wide. Up to date Frombork vacation deals also available.

cheap car rentals in Frombork

City Travel Guide is exclusive partner of main car rentals online booking systems. We are happy to offer car rentals in Frombork, car hire in Poland and cheap car rental in lot other world-wide destinations. Up to date cheap Frombork car hire deals also available.

Frombork travel insurance

City Travel Guide is exclusive partner of Essential Travel Ltd., leading online travel insurance company, we can offer you health travel insurance for Frombork, accident health Frombork travel insurance, all using our online Frombork travel insurance form. We also offer travel insurance for other cities in Poland. This offer is available for UK residents only.

Frombork real estate

City Travel Guide comes with Frombork real estate guide with several tips on home valuation, realtors comparison, secrets on finding the "right" home, loans guide and other helpful real estate advices. Our partners also maintain Frombork property for sale and rental listings, real estate laws and reviews. We will try to help you with buying property in Poland, choosing real estate agents, property finders, relocation help, and information for English speakers wanting to buy real estate in Frombork.

back to top

Frombork travel books

Frombork travel guide books

search travel guide books:  

Frombork maps and atlases

search maps and atlases:  
back to top

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Frombork".

This city is also known as: Frombork.

Copyright © 2004 City Travel Guide Team. All rights reserved. | contact us | sitemap | links | XHTML and CSS