Mon Plaisir Tower

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The Mon Plaisir Tower (in Polish: Wieża "Mon Plaisir") was established in the village of Pobiedna to the north-west of Świeradów-Zdrój. It was built in the years 1803-4 for the scientist Adolf Traugott, Count von Gersdorff, a graduate of Leipzig University. The tower served as an astronomical observatory and his workroom. In 1850 the tower was renovated and has functioned since then as an inn and a hotel. In 1886 the name Mon Plaisir was changed to Kaiser-Wilhelm Tower. Following the Second World War it fell gradually into ruin, and today of the beautiful tower and inn only fragments of wall remain.