name Santok is believed to derive from the word sątok which meant river confluence.
Xth century Santok was destroyed by fire and
after that rebuilt again as a powerful castle. In
the XIth century it was known as the "key and watchtower" of the Polish kingdom.
the centuries Santok was destroyed and rebuilt constantly, also it often
changed ownership. In 1465 it was included in Brandenburg,
didn't return to Polish control again until 1945, when Poland's borders
were shifted westward as a result of decisions taken at the
today consists mainly of one long narrow street. On the south bank of the
River Warta (Warthe) before and after the Second World War archeologists found
the remains of several castles. One from the IX century was surrounded by
stockade, another three were encircled by wood and earth embankments.
reach the second bank of the river one can use the traditional river ferry. Next to the
crossing there is the Santok Stronghold Museum, which was opened for the first
time in 1978. The museum is located in a 200 square meter building.
the museum there is a neogothic church from XIX century, right alongside
main street a timber-framed belfry built in 1764 is located. The belfry is a remnant
of an old church which was destroyed in
the XIX century because of the construction of the railway
connecting Gorzow with Poznan. Trains
still stop at the small railway station in the village. The
majority of houses in the village were built in the first part of XIX century.
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