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About Wałbrzych

Wałbrzych was an important regional centre throughout its history, specializing in clothmaking, and enjoyed the most growth after itself and the surrounding areas developed large-scale coal mining. Other industries followed, including most prominently pottery. Wałbrzych suffered relatively little destruction in the Second World War and, apart from the city itself, it can boast a number of historic building and attractions in its immediate surroundings, like the magnificent Książ castle or the spa town of Szczawno-Zdrój. By today, however, the region is quite economically depressed due to the fall of its traditional industries.