The Northern Kaszuby. The sea side in the Kashubian version.

From Hel through Wladyslawowo till Bialogora. From Puck through Wejherowo till Sierakowice. The Northern Kaszuby along with the Landscape Seaside Park, it is a region which has a lot to offer. Opened to the Baltic Sea, friendly with Gdansk Bay, full of seaside landscapes and green hill. The Northern Kaszuby is one of the most popular touristic destination in Poland. Each year there are thousands of tourists coming here.

There is no reason to be surprised. The access to the sea it is a great advantage of the Northern Kaszuby. The touristic, as well as historical, architectural and cultural advantage  too.

The Hel Peninsula

The Hel Peninsula is unique in a European scale. Surrounded by the Baltic Sea and the Baltic Bay in the narrowest point, between Chalupy and Kuznica it is only 150 m wide! It is 34 km long and is curved at the end, looking like a scythe, Hel Peninsula is  a very divisive area when nature is concerned. There are pine forests, sand dunes and headlands here. Ornithologists appreciate different bird species flying over the peninsula and the biologists investigate the porpoises and the seals in the area.

The Hel Peninsula, Fot: Pomorskie.travel

Hel Peninsula is a currently is a tourist attraction for those who like sunbathing, water sports and cycling. Big hotel and gastronomy facilities invites the tourists, as well as the clean beaches of Jastarnia or Jurata, Wladyslawowo, Karwia or Jastrzebia Gora. We can also find old wooden fishermen huts there – who were leaving, heading to the sea at the dawn. The lighthouses were showing them the way. The most famous is the one in Rozewie and the most beautiful in Stilo, near Sasin. Despite the fact, the fisherman boats are now more modern, we can still see the old fishing boat, called “Pomeranka” in the Fishing Museum in Hel. We shall find boats all along the sea shore. Form Wladyslawowo through the charming Jastrzebia Gora, where You can see the cliff, Karwia, till Debki, Piasnica and Bialogora.

  Beach near to Choczewo, Fot: UG Choczewo

Visiting the Nothern Kashuby we cannot miss Puck. It is a charming small town with the market square and the pier, from which there is a wonderful view to the , so called “Little sea”, as Kashubians called the Baltic Bay. Close by there is a Pomeranian Cistercian Trail and many small villages with typical local architecture . Most of the houses are typical wooden black and white constructions. Near the roads there are small chapels and road crosses, passing them we should stop and cross oneself.

Wejherowo and around

When talking about the spiritual issues, it is also worth going to the sanctuary in Swarzewo and the calvary in Wejherowo. “The Kashubian Jerusalem”, this is how people call the third oldest calvary in Poland. This place is visited by thousands of people every year.

The Northern Kashuby, it is also Zarnowiec with the Benedictine Abbey. Historians stress, that is it this region where sisterhoods (along with the Norbertine, also  Benedictine), in medieval age times developed the tradition of kashubian embroidery. If You prefer legends You should visit Gniewino, with their big Stolems, the giants, who love Kashubian bread with lard.

 Calvary in Wejherowo Fot. Pomorskie.travel

The Northern Kashuby, those are also castles and mansions situated deeper in the region. Visiting the are You should definitely stop at Krokowa Castle, where duke von Krockow lived, Palace in Ciekocinko, where along with the great restaurant You will also find a stud farm, Wieniawa Palace in Rekowo or a mansion in Salino.

The Northern Kashuby, called “Norda” is a region which fascinate not only during summer time. Kashubian people invite during the Fall or Winter time, when there are less tourists, the landscapes, looking the same but with a different shape and the Kashubian food a  bit heavier and more tasty. 

Discover attractions in the Northen Kashuby

When you visiting Kashuby, it's worth visiting the Tricity, historical Gdansk, modernist Gdynia and spa in Sopot.

Puck

Puck

     In the old Puck, as early as in the primeval Puck, in the early Middle Ages, there was a fishing and trading harbour. For long ages it was an important maritime centre of the 1st Republic of Poland. Today, this little town is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Northern Kashubia.
An ideal location and a rich history promote the development of Puck as a touristically-important town of Pomerania. The Bay of Puck offers various water sports - sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and a well-developed infrastructure, like a windsurfing base and a sailing harbour, increase Puck's popularity among the enthusiasts of these sports. During the whole season there are numerous sailing events, organised by the Sea Scout Centre (Harcerski Ośrodek Morski), with its headquarters near the harbour.


There is also a small fishing harbour in the neighbourhood, where a symbolic wedding pole is located in remembrance of Poland's Wedding to the Sea, carried out by Gen. Haller on 10 February 1920, with a proud bust of the "Blue General". The fishing harbour is also a perfect vantage point onto the bay and a monumental Gothic parish church overlooking the harbour.


The parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul, from the 14th-15th Century, is the town's most valuable historic building. The interior is beautifully decorated, with the 18th-Century main altar and the chapel of Wejherowie. Each year, for the church fair of St. Peter and St. Paul, all the Kashubians from the Hel Peninsula come here. This event, called the Sea Pilgrimage of the Fishermen, is very popular among tourists, who come to Puck to take part in these celebrations.


Apart from the harbour and the marina, the most important place in Puck is the market square. In recent years, carefully renovated, it is considered to be the town's showpiece. In the square there is a Neo-Gothic Town Hall and tenements from the 18th-19th Centuries. In the square's eastern frontage, the so-called Middle-Class Tenement (Kamienica Mieszczańska) there is a Museum of Puck Region, with exhibitions illustrating the history of Puck. Nearby, on Wałowa Street, in a historic hospital, there is the museum's ethnographic department, and on Zamkowa Street there are remains of the Teutonic Castle of that time.


The neighbourhood of Puck encourages active tourism. Apart from the water sports, there are perfect conditions for bicycle and walking. There is a popular bicycle trail from Puck to the Hel Peninsula, and pedestrian trails- the blue trail along the bay into Wejherowo, the black trail to Krokowa through Darżlubska Wilderness and the yellow one to Swarzewo.