Prior to WWII there were fortified barracks and a training centre. The WWII war prisoners were brought here to work on manufacturing of explosives, V1 and V2 rockets and aircraft parts.
During 50´s and 60´s former barracks housed Turow power plant builders. The psychiatric hospital is situated here these days.
Worth seeing is the 17th century church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. A medieval reconciliation cross is to be found in the cemetery wall.