CZPL IV/143/25-IV/144
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Jan S. Krogh's Geosite: Czechia - Poland Boundary Points IV/143/25 – IV/144 (Kopaczów, Poland – Oldrzychów na Granicach, Czechia)

The Kopaczów Bridge with border marker IV/146 on the northern river bank side.

Kopaczów (German Oberullersdorf, Czech Kopačov) - a village in south-western Poland, Lower Silesia, in the county Zgorzelec, in the municipality Bogatynia, about 5 miles west of Żytawy. Creates a de facto one body with the Czech village of Oldrzychów na Granicach, which is formally part of Gródka nad Nysą. The boundary between them is partly determined by the Lubota Brook and partly it runs along the main street of the village, by the locals called the "neutralką".

The division of historical Ullersdorf reaches the sixteenth century, when the northern part (today's Kopaczów) belonged to the state of Frędlant, while the southern belonged to Grafensteiń. In 1635 the Upper Lusatia, which includes the northern part (the southern part was in the Czech Republic), was by the Austrian Emperor Ferdinand II as an expression of gratitude for the conclusion of peace given to Saxony. Despite this village over the next centuries, functioned as a unit, the actual breakdown occurred only with the regulation of the Austrian-Prussian War (in 1815, part of Saxony became part of Prussia) in 1849. This division is maintained despite changes in governments from 1945 (when Kopaczów joined Poland).

The population of the two parts are formed by post-war migrants, as the indigenous German population was displaced after World War II. Furthermore, the name Kopaczów - as opposed to Oldrzychowa - was artificially given the same period and has nothing to do with historical sound of Ullersdorf / Vlrici villa.

Close up of border marker IV/146.

The expedition is kindly asked to leave the area by Czech ralley organizers. On the southern river bank we observed middle marker IV/144/1.  From left: Peter, Hans Peter, Steen, Udo and Jesper.

Ortophoto over the area. Poland in north and Czechia in south. This border area in the left side of the photo, but the shared street is to the right.

The points were visited by the IBRG's April 2012 ENBE Expedition.

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This page was first time made on 18 May 2012. This page was last time updated 19/05/12 .