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    The Polish Eiffel Tower: Gliwice Radio Station

    Gliwice Radio Station, affectionately dubbed the “Silesian Eiffel Tower” by locals, stands tall as a symbol of technological prowess and architectural marvel.

    Constructed in 1935, this 117-meter-high wooden structure holds the distinction of being Europe’s tallest wooden construction, captivating visitors with its elegance and historical significance. The towering silhouette of Gliwice Radio Station evokes comparisons to the iconic Eiffel Tower.

    On March 15, 2017, the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, included the Gliwice Radio Station on the list of Historical Monuments.

    The radio station in Gliwice remains a place of great importance in Polish history, having been the site of the so-called Gleiwitz incident on August 31, 1939 - a top-secret false flag operation of the German secret services intended to create the appearance of Polish aggression against the German outpost.

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