Świecko is a village located on the border between Germany and Poland. It was incorporated into the territory of Poland, as a result of the changes to the boundary lines that occurred after the end of the Second World War.
Świecko operated as a border crossing between Germany and Poland, until 2nd December, 2007. The border crossing was closed by force of the Schengen Agreement, i.e. a treaty that created Europe’s Schengen Area, in which internal border checks have been abolished, to a large extent.
The border crossing was created in 1962, as a road border crossing open to individual and freight traffic between the Polish People’s Republic and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany).
It was exactly that border crossing that ‘played’ in episode 19 of the legendary crime series ‘07 zgłoś się’ directed by Krzysztof Szmagier, filmed in 1987. A few years earlier, in 1980, Świecko was also used to play the border crossing between Germany and Poland, in the comedy ‘Miś / Teddy Bear’ directed by Stanisław Bareja. It is the famous scene when Ryszard Ochódzki and members of the ‘Tęcza’ Sports Club try and fail to get to Germany.