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Chełmno - the convent garden and the Vistula valley

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The Convent ot Merciful Sisters in Chelmno/Kulm, settled picturesquely on the hill over the Vistula Valley, was founded about 1266. Several sculptures with religious characters and negotiable artistic qualities are placed across the hillside garden.

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