Wieleń ' is a town in Czarnków-Trzcianka County
Czarnków-Trzcianka County
Czarnków-Trzcianka County is a unit of territorial administration and local government in Greater Poland Voivodeship, west-central Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is the town of Czarnków,...

, Greater Poland Voivodeship
Greater Poland Voivodeship
Wielkopolska Voivodeship , or Greater Poland Voivodeship, is a voivodeship, or province, in west-central Poland. It was created on 1 January 1999 out of the former Poznań, Kalisz, Konin, Piła and Leszno Voivodeships, pursuant to the Polish local government reforms adopted in 1998...

, Poland
Poland , officially the Republic of Poland , is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north...

. It is situated on the river Noteć
Noteć is a river in central Poland with a length of 388 km and a basin area of 17,330 km². It is a tributary of the Warta river and lies completely within Poland....

. Zbigniew Stochaj is the mayor of the city since 2001.

Historical monuments

  • St Michaels Archangle and the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Parish Church (1632)
  • St Roch Parish church (1930)
  • Bismarck Tower
    Bismarck tower
    Bismarck Towers are a unique genre of German monument, built to honour the ex-chancellor of Prussia, Otto von Bismarck. A total of 240 of these towers were built between German unification and the National Socialist takeover, i.e. between 1869 and 1934...

  • Sapieha Palace


  • Ludwig Ehrlich (born 1813 here), Protestant clergy (de)
  • Moritz Lazarus
    Moritz Lazarus
    Moritz Lazarus , born at Filehne, in the Prussian province of Posen, was a German philosopher, psychologist, and a vocal opponent of the anti-Semitism of his time.- Life and education :...

     (born 1824 here - 1903), Jewish philosopher
  • Aron Freimann (born 1871 here - 1948), Jewish bibliographer, historian (de)
  • Paul Holthoff (born 1897 here), politician (NSDAP) (de)
  • Günter Nobel (born 1913 here), resistance (de)
  • Martin Joseph, rabbi (de)
  • Gustav Robert von Maltzahn (de)
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Kritzinger
    Friedrich Wilhelm Kritzinger
    Dr. Friedrich Wilhelm Kritzinger was a German official and state secretary in the Reich Chancellery during the period of National Socialism...

     (born at Grünfier ) (de)
  • Joseph S. Manasse
    Joseph S. Manasse
    Joseph S. Manasse was an early settler of San Diego, California.Manasse was born 1831 in Filehne, Prussia and came to San Diego in 1853 with his brother Heyman and cousin Moses....

  • Louis Waldenburg
    Louis Waldenburg
    Louis Waldenburg was a German physician.Waldenburg was born in Filehne, Posen. He graduated from the University of Berlin . After a postgraduate course at Heidelberg he established himself in Berlin as a specialist in diseases of the chest and throat. From 1864 to 1868 he was joint editor with H...

  • Hermann Wilhelm Ebel
    Hermann Wilhelm Ebel
    Hermann Wilhelm Ebel was a German philologist.Ebel was born in Berlin. He displayed in his early years a remarkable capacity for the study of languages, and at the same time a passionate fondness for music and poetry....

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