In this week’s Webber’s World, our intrepid explorer finds himself 30km east of Elbląg in a rambling old manor house set amongst silent forest paths, misty morning fields, grazing wild deer, and a snuffling rabbit named David. Welcome to Dwór Dawidy.
Tomasz Wierzbicki, from the town of Świebodzice in Lower Silesia, said he initially thought the old sword was a tree root as he tidied the ground so his family could rest for a while out for a walk.
It’s widely-known that the city was granted independence in 1920, but today in 1807, the Treaties of Tilsit between Emperor Alexander I of Russia and Napoleon I of France saw the then city of Danzig also become independent, if only for seven years.
Finds show a past love of oysters, beer and flour from Toruń.
After climbing and naming Australia’s tallest mountain, adventurer Paweł Strzelecki went to Ireland where, despite suffering from typhoid fever, he set about saving the lives of starving children.
It is thought that the capsule laid under the 19th century bridge in Tczew along with a commemorative plaque to mark its opening could contain valuables belonging to the king.
Stanisław August Poniatowski remains a deeply divisive figure in Polish history.