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Coat of arms of the Gmmina Czersk
Czersk (Poland)
Basic data
State : Poland
Voivodeship : Pomerania
Powiat : Chojnicki
Gmina : Czersk
Area : 9.73  km²
Geographic location : 53 ° 48 '  N , 17 ° 59'  E Coordinates: 53 ° 47 '42 "  N , 17 ° 58' 33"  E
Residents : 9951 (December 31, 2016)
Postal code : 89-650
Telephone code : (+48) 52
License plate : GCH
Economy and Transport
Street : Gorzów Wielkopolski - Gdansk
Rail route : Tczew – Chojnice
Laskowice Pomorskie – Czersk

Czersk ( German Czersk , 1942–45 Heiderode ) is a town with almost 10,000 inhabitants in the powiat Chojnicki of the Pomeranian Voivodeship in Poland . Its area is 9.73  km² . It is the seat of the town-and-country municipality of the same name with more than 21,500 inhabitants. The city is located on the so-called Ostbahn .


The place was founded in the 14th century . In 1772 there were 186 inhabitants in the place, at the same time it lost its town charter, which it had received in 1386. In 1827 the street Berlin - Königsberg was opened. In 1873 a railway line was built near the village, the so-called Ostbahn (today the Tczew – Küstrin – Kietz border ). The synagogue was built in the 19th century. In 1920 Czersk became part of Poland on the basis of the Versailles Treaty . In 1921 the place already had 6,700 inhabitants. In 1926 Czersk got city rights again. The city was occupied by the Wehrmacht between 1939 and 1945 and has belonged to Poland again since the end of the Second World War . In 1939 around 8,500 people lived in Czersk, in 1945 there were only 6,500. The number is now close to 10,000. The city of Czersk has had a partnership with the German city of Boizenburg / Elbe since the early 1990s .

Before 1914 the artist Otto Linnemann from Frankfurt created extensive wall paintings for the Catholic Church, of which there are sketches and photos in the Linnemann archive.

local community

In addition to the city, the town-and-country municipality of Czersk includes 84 villages with over 21,500 inhabitants.


In the Czersk station, the Tczew – Küstrin-Kietz border crosses with the Laskowice Pomorskie – Bąk railway to the north, which is only used for goods traffic . In the east of the municipality, the Nowa Wieś Wielka – Gdynia railway runs with three stops that are no longer served.


Web links

Commons : Czersk  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files