This place looks great, and I missed it on my last visits, but want to check it out, next visit.
No, come on. There are hundreds of towns like that in Poland. Nothing special.... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Limanowa [limaˈnɔva] (German: Ilmenau, Yiddish: לימינוב Liminuv) is a small town (population 14,624 as of 2005) in southern Poland, in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. It is the capital of Limanowa County.
Limanowa aspires to be a local administrative, economic, and cultural center. The town, located in the mountains, is well-prepared to receive tourists. In a local school, American students meet every year with their Polish peers during the summer holidays. Traveling to Limanowa is easy as it has connections with the main southern cities of Poland. The town is located on the secondary-importance rail line between Nowy Sacz and Chabowka.
Limanowa became a town when in 1565 the Polish king gave it city rights. During World War I, Limanowa was located at the Eastern Front. In the early months of the war, it was the site of the Battle of Limanowa between December 1 and December 9, 1914 in which the Austro-Hungarian Army repelled a Russian breakthrough southwestwards between Limanowa and Kraków.
During the Second World War there was a ghetto in Limanowa in which the German occupiers murdered 50% of Jewish population of Limanowa. There was also a refinery taken over by the Germans and being one of the main sources of oil for German army in this part of Nazi-controlled Poland.
Wow, a few famous Poles were born here: * Zygmunt Berling (1896-1980), Polish general, politician * Teresa Dzielska, Polish actress (pl) * Dorota Gawryluk (pl) * Jakub Kot, Polish skier * Maciej Kot (born 1991), Polish skier (pl) * Justyna Kowalczyk, Polish female cross country skier (pl) * Jan Krasicki (pl) * Katarzyna Zielińska, Polish actress (pl)