The town is situated by the River Nysa Szalona, in the middle part of Lower Silesia, on Jawor Plain, part of Chojnowska Wysoczyzna. It is a typically rural land. The town derived its name from a maple tree (Acer pseudoplatanus). It is found in Poland in, among others, Sudety Mountains. The colonization of this terrain goes back 5000 years before Christ.
The name Old Jawor indicates Slavonic settlement in the early Middle Ages, nowadays a part of the town. The earliest the town was mentioned was in a document issued by the office of prince Bolesław Rogatka in 1242.
The Churche of Peace in Jawor, the largest timber-framed religious building in Europe, were built in the former Silesia in the mid-17th century, amid the religious strife that followed the Peace of Westphalia. Constrained by the physical and political conditions, the Churche of Peace bear testimony to the quest for religious freedom and are a rare expression of Lutheran ideology in an idiom generally associated with the Catholic Church.
The colonization of this terrain goes back 5000 years before Christ. The name Old Jawor indicates Slavonic settlement in the early Middle Ages, nowadays a part of the town. The earliest the town was mentioned was in a document issued by the office of prince Bolesław Rogatka in 1242. Valentine, a parson from Jawor is named as a witness. The town was founded in the 13th century.
The urban form it assumed at that time was preserved till contemporary times. A document from 1300 marked with a municipal seal names the first mayor, Walter, a red man (a craftsman dealing in skin dyeing). Being one of the biggest towns in this part of Silesia, it became the capital of princedom founded by prince Henry V the Fat in 1274. Piast rule and later Czech subprefects was marked by economic development and granted economic charters.
Jawor was surrounded by defense walls with four entry gates. In 1510-1538 a second ring of fortifications was built, quite modern for that time, adapted to firearms. A water conduit was built by the municipal government in the same century. It conduced water to a well in the town square. In 1542, a new bridge was built over Nysa Szalona, on the way to Piotrowice. The 16th century saw great religious disputes.
The man who initiated it was Samuel Frenzel, a priest giving sermons in the spirit of Martin Luther in the Church of St Martin from 1527. New faith quickly found its followers among the townsmen. The development of the town was curtailed by the Thirty Years War (1618-1648).
From 1626 the town had been frequently conquered by imperial soldiers, Saxon and Swedish soldiers. Each conquer ended with contributions imposed on the inhabitants and plunder. The Peace of Westphalia Treaty signed in 1648 ended the adversities. Life slowly returned to normal. After four years of persuasions the protestants from Jawor were given the emperor’s permission to build the Church of Peace, which was raised in 1654-1655. In 1656-1665 the castle was rebuilt on the initiative of Otton von Nostitz. The state of streets was improved. Crafts guilds developed. In 1683, Johann Oeckel founded the first printing house.
Silesian Wars disrupted the peaceful period in the town’s history – the capital of the princedom. The wars raged mainly between Prussia and Austria and ended with the annex of Silesia to Prussia in 1742. As a result of conducted administrative reforms the town was degraded to a county town. In the 19th century the town flourished as a county town. Its development was prompted by the fact that a railway link from Jaworzyna Śląska to Legnica was opened and the next year to Marciszów and Malczyce.
An array of small factories were founded. Horse carriages became the town’s export product and in the 20th century kitchen ranges and gas cookers. On the tables found itself Jawor sausage and gingerbread which was baked in local bakeries from at least half of the 18th century. Year 1945 saw the breakthrough in the town’s history. During Potsdam conference it was convened that Silesia was to be part of Poland. On 28 April came here plenipotentiary of Polish government, Ryszard Czarnecki, accompanied by group of 16 people. Their task was to seize the town from the Russians and create Polish administration. Józef Bartosiewicz became the first mayor of the town.
Mainly the inhabitants of the southern part of the II Republic of Poland came to Jawor, nevertheless, the influx was also from other regions of our country. The 70s saw a boom in investment. Former Silsesian Soap Factory was developed and Jawor Household Chemistry Factory “Pollena” emerged. In 1973-1976 Smithy Factory and Agricultural Machines Factory were built. A housing estate “Piastowskie” was created and works started on other housing estates, such as “Metalowiec” and “Przyrzecze”.
PSB Mrówka is a modern self-service store in the home and garden sector. First shops were founded in 2002 and currently 250 stores of PSB Mrówka are opertional. Their aim is to supplement the current offer of PSB depot with new assortment bought mainly by retail customers straight from the store's shelves.
The stores offer a broad range products needed for renovation, equipping and maintaining of house, garden and premises. Mrówka is currently the most numerous retail network in the home and garden sector in Poland.
Mineral water "Jaworowy Zdrój" producer of mineral water drawn directly from the st. Jadwiga's spring in Jawor
The producer of mineral water Jaworowy Zdrój draws it directly from st. Jadwiga's spring situated in ecologically pure region of Kaczawskie Platau. The tradition of miraculous properties of water drawn from st. Jadwiga's spring goes back to medieval times.
According to the oldest recordes, princess Jadwiga, the mother of prince Henryk the pious, who was killed by Tatars in 1241 in the battle of Legnica, was spending the night near the town. In the place of her stay a waterspring sprang that was later named after her.
Mineral water Jaworowy Zdrój contains ideal proportions of the most important minerals, crucial for the proper functioning of the body. Eight essential minerals have been pu together by nature in proportions ideally resambling the one present in human body.Website
The company was founded in 1953 under the name "Officina Meccanica Braghieri Camillo" took place where high precision mechanical work for the largest Italian companies, then in 1978 it was transformed into CMB Motori Italia of Braghieri Camillo (Costruzione Motori Braghieri). This decision to transform the kind of work, oriented exclusively on its own product: study / design and production, was born by the great ability and passion of "Dad Camillo" that modeller-competitor in the highest competition of the times, sick of engines that use did not stand up to the stress of a race devised a 90 square head with an elastic band.
The appearance in the competition C.M.B. 90 caused a sensation, performance, and especially the reliability of the product made it the eyes of all an excellent product, as never seen before, and here began the real engine production. Soon the C.M.B. 90 became the engine most used by modelers in the marine sector all over Europe, and then be inserted on the world market. Supported by his son Mauro, too passionate of marine modeling, participated in major national and international competitions and victories were not long in coming:
From 1978 to the present day CMB Engines Italy has collected a substantial showcase of prizes – Italian Championships – European Championships - World Championships – International races – Trophies – winning the best podiums, won a sufficient number to lose the bill, won by Braghieri Camillo, Braghieri Mauro or customers were increasing year by year as the fame of the engine grew... Jokingly we define
“The Ferrari of marine modeling”Website
From the very beggining of our activity we concentrate on remote controled models becouse for us, just like for our customers, they are our passion. We build, test, repair and develope them and in free time we search for the latest, most efficient solutions.Website