Parachute Tower Katowice

Local nameWieża spadochronowa
LocationKatowice, Poland

Parachute Tower Katowice is a 50 metre tall lattice parachute tower built in 1937 for training parachute jumps. It was used in the first days of World War II by the 73rd infantry regiment as an observation tower.

The parachute Tower in Katowice is the only existing parachute tower in Poland.

It is known for a legend that during the first days of the German invasion of Poland Polish Boy and Girl Scouts shot German troops from it; that story has however been recently put into question and is now considered controversial.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parachute_Tower_Katowice

Address (Unnamed Road), Katowice 40, Poland

Coordinates 50°14'46.573" N 19°0'27.761" E

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