©

Wielun trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Build your own package
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Europe  /  Poland  /  Central Poland  /  Lodz Province  /  Wielun

Wielun

3.9
Wieluń is a city in central Poland with 22,973 inhabitants . Situated in the Łódź Voivodeship, it was previously in Sieradz Voivodeship . Wieluń has a long and rich history. In the past, it used to be one of the most important urban locations of the Kingdom of Poland, and the capital of the Land of Wieluń . Several Polish kings and notables visited the town, but following the catastrophic Swedish invasion of Poland, Wieluń declined and never regained its status. In September 1939, during the Invasion of Poland, it was bombed by the Luftwaffe. The Bombing of Wieluń is considered to be first bombing in Europe in this war. It killed an estimated 1,300 civilians, injured hundreds more and destroyed 90 percent of the town centre.Wieluń is an important road junction, the town also has a sports club WKS Wieluń, established in 1957 after a merger of two earlier clubs. In the past, WKS Wieluń had several departments, such as track and field, basketball, table tennis, handball and association football. Currently, the only remaining department is football.Origin of the nameWieluń was first mentioned in a 1282 document as Velun . The exact origin of the name has not been explained. Historians claim that either it comes from a Slavic word "vel", or from a given name Wielisław. Jan Długosz wrote that Wieluń was located in the area abundant with water, which may mean that the former theory is correct.
Wielun is in Lodz Province. Customize your holiday with our Poland tour builder site to create an adventure that suits you.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Wielun

3.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Wielun

3.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
2.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 30​min

Recently planned trips to Wielun

View more plans