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Szczawnica coat of arms
Szczawnica (Poland)
Basic data
State : Poland
Voivodeship : Lesser Poland
Powiat : Nowy Targ
Gmina : Szczawnica
Area : 32.9  km²
Geographic location : 49 ° 26 ′  N , 20 ° 29 ′  E Coordinates: 49 ° 25 ′ 30 ″  N , 20 ° 29 ′ 0 ″  E
Residents :
Postal code : 34-460
License plate : KNT
Economy and Transport
Next international airport : Krakow-Balice

Szczawnica in the hills of the Beskydy Sandets .

Szczawnica is a health resort in the powiat Nowotarski in southern Poland with about 6000 inhabitants.


Szczawnica has been a well-known resort town since the middle of the 19th century. Because of the alkaline sorrel growing there ( Rumex acetosa , Polish Szczaw zwyczajny, which gives the place its name) and the favorable climatic conditions, many respiratory and digestive tract diseases are treated there. In 2005, the popular local spa, over 200 years old, was officially returned to its pre-war owners, the Count Stadnicki family, by the Polish government. Its last private owner was Count Adam Stadnicki, whose grandson Andrzej Mańkowski is the founder of the new Uzdrowiskowe Museum in the center of Szczawnica. The museum intends to present more than 350 different exhibits related to local therapeutics, archival materials, drawings, blueprints, old photographs, postcards and books.

Szczawnica has many ski trails and ski slopes. The longest slope near Palenica, at two kilometers, is accessed by a four-seater chairlift with a capacity of 2,200 people per hour. It is operated by a government agency.

local community

The urban and rural community ( gmina miejsko-wiejska ) includes the town of Szczawnica, the districts of Jaworki and Szlachtowa with a Schulzenamt . Other localities in the municipality are Biała Woda and Czarna Woda.


The Palenica ski area , which is part of the TatrySki ski pass association , is located in the municipality .


Szczawnica has partnerships with several European cities and municipalities:

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Szczawnica  - collection of images, videos and audio files

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Miasta partnerskie. Retrieved May 11, 2012 (Polish).