Sępólno Krajeńskie

Sępólno Krajeńskie is a town located by the Sępólna River, which forms a basin for the Brda River, in the eastern part of the historic region of Krajna, within the area of the Krajna Landscape Park.

Sępólno Krajeńskie was granted its borough rights in 1360, by King Casimir III the Great. The town was destroyed repeatedly, during the wars between the Teutonic Order and Poland, and only started to undergo some economic development, after the signing of the Second Peace of Thorn, in 1466. Back in the 16th and 17th Centuries, the town operated as a local centre of trade and craft. Following the first Partition of Poland, the town was incorporated in the territory of Prussia. The town once again became part of Poland on 24th January, 1920, after the ratification of the Treaty of Versailles.

Among the most significant historic monuments preserved in the town, you can find a triangular old market square (one of a very few such markets in Poland), the Church of Saint Bartholomew the Apostle built at the end of the 18thCentury and the beginning of the 19th Century, and the Post Office building dating back to the beginning of the 20thCentury.

In the town, there is also Centrum Kultury i Sztuki (Centre for Art and Culture), which organises numerous artistic events addressed to wide audiences. The Centre has its own cinema, which hosted the première of the film ‘ Śladami’ directed by a secondary-school graduate from Sępólno Krajeńskie. This full-length film is set in a fictional town of Krzętowo (in the film ‘played’ by Sępólno Krajeńskie).

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