"Old buildings - german signs" Zabkowice Slaskie Favorite Tip by Airpunk
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Fondest memory: The politics during the communist years after WWII saw a simple plan. Torn down the old buildings in the town center and replace them by modern multi-storey buildings. In the meanwhile, the older buildings were just left to deteriorate as they were scheduled to be pulled down anyway. It was followed more or less successful throughout the country.
In Zabkowice, only few modern buildings appeared. Some on the outskirts, but unfortunately also some on the market square. This meant that a line of old buildings was pulled down and replaced by 1960s blocks.
Now, after Poland has become a democratic state again, the attitude towards old buildings has changed. The lack of funds has prevailed and in the case of Zabkowice, also local political problems led to a deadlock in city improvement. So, many buildings are still untouched since the 1930s and sometimes, you can even spot old german signs.