Kęszyca Leśna is a village around 9 kms (roughly 5 miles) south west of the town of Miedzyrzecz in Lubuskie in the west of Poland. Keszyca Lesna is located on a series of hills, alongside a clean lake and in the middle of the forest. The settlement was first established as an army barracks (Regenwuermerlager) in the 1930s by the German army who used Kęszyca Lesna as the headquarters for the work being done on the Ostwall (a complex system of fortified underground bunkers built to protect Germany's then Eastern border). Adolf Hitler himself visited Keszyca Lesna in 1935 to inspect the work being done on the Ostwall (east wall) fortifications. After the war when this part of Europe became part of Poland Keszyca Lesna was turned into a high security base for the Soviet Army. Since the Russians left in 1995 the whole complex has been steadily converted into an attractive summer holiday complex. For those interested in military history the area still bears interesting traces of its formal use. Today Keszyca Lesna is home to a large hotel, the Lubuskie Fire Museum, and has become a centre for fishing and water sports. Back to Międzyrzecz main page.
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Places to stay in and around Miedzyrzecz:
Places of Interest:
German Nazi Ostwall Fortifications
Old images of pre-war Meseritz
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