Radiostacja Gliwice

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Radiostacja Gliwice
4.5
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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JonDoe04134
Umeå, Sweden4,116 contributions
Nov 2021
Arguably the most important monument in Silesia. Nowadays it's the tallest wooden building in Europe, which in itself makes it worth seeing, but in 1939 it was one of the places where WW2 actually started. Amazing history and definitely a must-see if you're in the region.
Written November 20, 2021
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Slawomir S
Mullingar188 contributions
Jul 2012 • Family
Gliwice radiostation is the highest wooden structure in the world (111m.); surrounding area has been renovated lately, so nicely maintained lawns, many benches and WiFi acces make it a perfect spot for a picnic or just a moment of rest. It looks spectacular at the night time, beautifully illuminated from below. Erected before the Second WW, it has an extensive history behind it, so make sure you go there, once in Gliwice.
Written December 21, 2012
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cyberrifles
Los Angeles, CA19 contributions
May 2013 • Solo
Code word is "Canned Goods"! This is where the germans made a false attack. They raided the station, left dead people in polish uniforms, made a anti german radio transmission, and used it as an excuse to invade Poland.
Written June 8, 2013
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OlivierFromBrussels
Brussels, Belgium493 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
I stayed in Gliwice for a business meeting and had some free time, which I used to discover the radio tower.
It’s not mind blowing but worthwhile a visit when you’re there. Hence an average as score.
The history of the tower and the fact that it’s built in wood makes it special.
I went there at sunset and shot some great pics.
Written January 5, 2020
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Jose Manuel C
Frankfurt, Germany48 contributions
Nov 2015 • Solo
Not too much to see, but takes you back to the moments that gave rise to WWII.
It is impressive from the basement, more than 100m height and wooden.
Written November 7, 2015
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Shuki R
TLV115 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
For history buffs this place holds a lot of importance because the staged attack on the Gleiwitz radio station was Hitler's excuse for invading Poland the next day which as we all know is what triggered WW2.
The building and antenna are very well preserved and the original radio transmitting equipment inside the building is also there on display. Basically you get a 30-min. movie on the episode and that's it
Written May 16, 2019
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Mathias S
333 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
It is a symbol of Gliwice. it's located far from the centre, in the north, but you can reach it by bus.

It was built in the 30's, and is made entirely of wood. With height of 111,1 m it is the highest wooden construction in Europe.

The terrain around it is nicely kept and there's a small museum. The tower is illuminated. It used to look nicer when it was covered in special paint, but not anymore.

The radiostation is reknown for the Gliwice (Gleiwitz) provocation. Before ww2 the city belonged to Germany, but was just across the border and had a Polish minority. Hitler needed an excuse to invade Poland in 1939, so he made some provocations, staging a Polish attack, the most reknown of which is the provocation in Gliwice. Germans staged a Polish uprising and attack on the radiostation, broadcasted a message and left a dead body of a local Polish activist, earlier killed. That's why it is claimed that world war 2 started in Gliwice.

Sadly, in few decades the wood will grow too old and the radiostation will fall apart, so hurry up with the visit.
Written April 14, 2019
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woefdram
kopenhagen311 contributions
Dec 2018 • Business
This is a historical location a visit worth. The tower is nice lighted at night. You can walk around it and visit the radio display close by.
Written December 10, 2018
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Tomasz K
Gliwice, Poland15 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
Highly advised historical place. Second World War provocation beed done in this place giving Germans reason
Written November 6, 2018
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Lilia M
Tegucigalpa, Honduras238 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
Incredible! It looks like it's metal made from a distance but it's wood! We had the opportunity to have a tour with a guide that speaks Spanish and he explained the history behind the Radiostacja and its importance. I loved it!
Written August 10, 2016
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Radiostacja Gliwice is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM