Arłamów

Arłamów 1, 38-700 Ustrzyki Dolne
49°35'30"N 22°37'45"E

Arłamów is an old, non-existent village in Ustrzyki Dolne commune. After the World War II between 1946 and 1947 all inhabitants were displaced, and buildings were destroyed. Arłamów became famous for the fact that in the years 1970-1990 together with neighboring villages entered to closed Holiday Centre of the Office of the Council of Ministers. The resort had the codename W-2. Forests and meadows area of 30,000 hectares was fenced with 120 km long fence, which is high and dense, animal passages were integrated in the fence but only to the inside. On the hill of former Arłamów a luxury as for these times hotel was built, together with auxiliary buildings were built. In addition, 4 pseudo-Tatra villas and an airport for government aircrafts were built in the nearby Trójca. In Trójca in 1973 the Arłamów State Breeding Centre was created, where pigs, cows and sheep were bred for the purposes of the Holiday Center. W-2 was the place where Edward Gierek was inviting friendly leaders of other countries among other, President of Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito, French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, the last shah of Iran Mohammad Rez Pahlawi and Belgian King Baldwin I Koburg. During the martial law period, Lech Wałęsa was interned here for 11 months. In 1991, Ustrzyki Dolne commune took over the hotel and in 1996 it sold the land to a private investor who built here a luxury 4-star hotel with perfectly developed sports infrastructure.

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