Ostrzeszów [ɔsˈtʂɛʂuf] (German: Schildberg, 1943-45: Schildberg im Wartheland) is a town in Poland, in Greater Poland Voivodeship. It is the capital of Ostrzeszów County. The population in 2006 was 14,536 inhabitants. The town is situated around 80 kilometres (50 miles) from Wrocław, 170 km (106 miles) from Katowice and 160 km (99 miles) from Poznań. Attractions in the town include the surrounding forests, an attractive town square, and the Norwegian POW Museum. One of Ostrzeszów's honorary citizens is Krzysztof Wielicki, who climbed all of the world's mountains of over 8,000 metres (26,247 feet) in height. Also, a young and popular guitarist, Adam Fulara was born in Ostrzeszów.
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