THE HISTORY OF GNIEWOSZYCE
Historically, little is known about the village; its old German name was Gebersdorf. Most of the information we have comes from the descendants of people who lived here after World War II. In front of the owners’ house, there is a stone well with a stone embedded in it, engraved with the date 1852. The stone-brick barn with a wooden roof truss bears the inscription of the date 1868.
Judging by the quality and size of the buildings still standing, one can infer that this was once an active and vibrant agricultural place, considering the times of their construction. Like most towns and villages in the area, and the entire surrounding region, it was once prosperous and flourished due to agriculture and brown coal mining.
The area was settled but forgotten by the communist authorities after the war, leading to the migration of local residents and leaving villages like Gniewoszyce in the hands of no, or occasionally one or two owners. Fortunately, in recent years, Gniewoszyce has seen new owners of various properties who sought an oasis of peace and tranquility away from the chaos of urban areas. The new owners, through their investments, hope to restore the village to its former glory, and the process is slow but steady.
Gniewoszyce have about ten permanent residents. Every lost tourist can communicate here in Polish, of course, and also in English and German if necessary. The proximity to Park Mużakowski, the geotouristic trail of the former BABINIA mine with its viewing tower, lakes with unique and incredible colors, rivers available for kayaking trips, and countless cycling and hiking trails make this place unique in the country for those seeking a peaceful place to relax.