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Józef Steelworks in Samsonów

Samsonów is a tiny little village with rich industrial traditions. Their first big furnace was built in 1598. As the years passed, in 1818, on the initiative of a Catholic priest, philosopher, geologist, writer, poet, translator and statesman, Stanisław Staszic, a large multi-furnace plant was built here whose driving force was water from the Bobrza River, piped into the plant through a culvert.

The Samsonów Steelworks (Huta Józef w Samsonowie) had been working until 1866 when a great fire destroyed everything. The central part of the ruins hides a large furnace, with a loading tower, from which the furnace used to be filled up with the feed. Remains of the halls are the former modelling lab, drying room, foundry and enamelling plant.

Photo: Andrzej Paszkowski

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Distance from the hotel: about 17 km

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