History of Klodzko

Situated in the historical border zone between the Bohemian and Polish kingdoms, Kłodzko sits on the ancient northern and central European trade routes. Since its foundation in the 10th century, Kłodzko has changed hands a number of times by various kingdoms, empires and states. In the early Middle Ages, the Polish and Bohemian kingdoms vied for control over the town, resulting in a number of handovers, invasions and sacks during this period. The arrival German Augustinian monks beginning in 1376 began a slow Germanization of Kłodzko, resulting with the town's Slavic influence waning by the 15th century. Kłodzko