Former Hotel Herz

Former Hotel Herz
Rynek Główny 12
32-600 Oswiecim
68 m from city centre
GPS: 50°02'18"N 19°13'19"E

In the 19th century, on the eastern frontage of the main market square, a two-floor building was erected, which housed the Herz Hotel. It became famous when, on 7 February 1915, Jozef Piłsudski, who at that time was a brigadier, stayed there together with the officer corps of the Polish Legions. He was there to celebrate the anniversary of the January Uprising, which had taken place in 1863.

It is a brick, plastered building with a cellar, a ground floor and a top floor. During World War II, the Germans restructured it in the socalled Heimatstil style, according to the design of Hans Stosberg. During the renovation, the arcades on the corner and mansard dormer windows were added, while the cornice under the roofeaves and the attic with the name Hotel Herz were removed.

Currently the building houses a pizzeria.

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