Słowiński National Park Museum of the Slovinian Village in Kluki The Łeba - the summer capital of Poland The Łeba - the summer capital of Poland Sand Dunes

Pomorskie Region

There are not many places in Poland like the Pomorskie Region. Its magic is created by the murmur of the waves of the Baltic Sea, the mysterious forests and woods with their hundreds of lakes and rivers, the beauty of the landscapes and the picturesque hills. The highest of them all is Wieżyca, standing guard above them. The capital of the region - Gdańsk - is a city with a thousand-year-long history, a mixture of events, dates, historic fi gures, climactic events, the cradle of Solidarity. Together with the picturesque Sopot and economically dynamic Gdynia, Gdańsk forms a unique conurbation called the Tricity. An essential element of the cultural identity of the Pomorskie Region is the indigenous population of Kaszubi, who remain faithful to their daily traditions and customs, as well as their southern neighbours, the Kociewiacy. It is this indigenous population of these areas which constitutes the soul of the region. The Kashubian folk culture has not allowed itself to be locked away in museums - quite the contrary, the region is full Kashubian embroidery, music, dance and pottery. The Pomorskie Region, however, is not simply the Three Cities and Kashubia. It is also the beautiful city of Słupsk - the capital of Central Pomorze - and the fertile Żuławy region - a land of windmills, arcaded houses, bascule bridges, river ports and Mennonite culture. There is also no lack of imposing medieval Teutonic castles - in Malbork, Gniew, Bytów, Kwidzyn, Lębork, Sztum and Człuchów.Within the region there are two national parks, nine landscape parks and dozens of nature reserves. The most valuable of the protected sites in the region is the Słowiński National Park, one of the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves, where you can see the only moving sand-dunes in Europe. There are also two sandbars: Mierzeja Helska and Mierzeja Wiślana. Both are full of sunny beaches, cafes, ports and harbours, as well as modern conference centres. Apart from the numerous monuments from the past there is also a very wealthy present: the colourful St Dominic’s Fair, the World Championships in Amber - trawling, Strawberry Harvesting, numerous regattas, festivals, concerts, and exhibitions. You will also fi nd excellent conditions here for active tourism: windsurfi ng, canoeing, cycling expeditions, nordic walking, kitesurfing, horse-riding, sea fi shing. Unforgettable memories will also remain after a balloon or light aeroplane flight. Lovers of a game of golf will enthuse about the two championship - class golf courses here. There is a broad accommodation and agrotourism base here-another of the trump cards of the region. And there are so many more of them!

Come and see for yourself!


More information: Pomorskie Region The Greatest Tourist Attractions (PDF, 7,8 MB)