Imperiia: a spatial history of the Russian Empire

Włocławek

Włocławek boasts three hotels: the Three Crowns, the Old Market, and the Mazowiecki.

A district capital and industrial town with 37,000 inhabitants, it was founded in the 11th century only to be destroyed twice by the Teutonic Knights. The Gothic cathedral dates to 1365 (with the episcopal palace just farther north), and there is a Lutheran church.

The former capital of Kujavia is 8.5 miles west. Brześć Kujawski is much diminished, with just a few thousand souls and the ruins of walls and ramparts and moats. The Catholic church dates to 1240 and is worth the visit. (Says Baedeker.)

Alternate placenames: Влоцлавск/Vlotslavsk
Distance from Ciechocinek: 31 versts
Distance from Alexandrovo: 35 versts (23 miles)

 

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