In terms of tourism, the area around Słupsk is one of the most interesting regions in Poland. Both Słupsk – a seven-hundred-year-old town, and other fascinating sites, combined with the vicinity of the sea, make it an increasingly-common popular destination for tourists.
Słupsk lies a short distance from the sea, and the sit on which it was founded is a crossing of the Słupia with an ancient route going from west to east along the the Baltic Sea coast. The town, population one hundred thousand, nurtures its historic sites, and especially the local Castle of the Dukes. It also makes every effort to foster local culinary traditions, and to be a significant cultural hub. It hosts music and theatre festivals and artistes’ meetings, and it has its own fair and sporting events. Having at its disposal the largest collection of Witkacy’s work in the world, the oldest operating lift in Europe, and a leaning tower, the Capital of the Słupsk Land has a good reason to advertise itself with the slogan, “Słupsk – more than you think”.
The Capital is matched by the entire region. Its greatest attractions (besides the beautiful Baltic beaches) are the shifting sands near Łeba, called “the Pomeranian desert” and the Checkered-House Land – the area of characteristic rural architecture connected with the Slovincian culture, once inhabiting this place. No less great are the water courses and hydrotechnical monuments of the Słupsk Land. Cutting through stunning landscapes and areas of protected nature, the canoe trails deliver not only experience of invigorating contact with nature, but also to learning about many interesting solutions used in water management and ways to obtain renewable energy from the force of the flowing river waters.
The Słupsk land is a place of diversity, as well as activities, culture, and water tourism. Its untouched nature and well-preserved historic buildings, great beaches and wonderful local cuisine make it the dream holiday destination .
This bond, despite all the changes brought about by the last two centuries, is still close, making Ustka become a seaside resort and a lido for Słupsk area. Ustka is located on the both banks of the Słupia River. The names of both Słupsk and Ustka, which used to be called "Słupioujście", come from the river. The location gave Ustka the status of a port and fishing centre. It also fostered numerous takeovers of Ustka during military conflicts among the neighbouring countries.
The beach comprising two slightly differing parts is the biggest attraction of contemporary Ustka. The eastern part, located near the centre of the city, has a rich beach infrastructure and gastronomic and entertainment facilities. The western beach, located a bit further from the town centre, is popular among fans of more natural sunbathing. Ustka is also a health resort where rheumathological and cardiological illnesses, traumas, airways and nervous-system conditions aretreated. It is facilitated by the local microclimate, salt springs and healing muds that can be found in the area.
When visiting Ustka, you should also see the remains of fishing settlements and local buildings from the turn of the 20th Century, two historical churches and a lighthouse. On the eastern breakwater you should also definitely visit the Ustka Mermaid, who is looking into the sea with longing in her eyes.
The largest exhibition of Witkacy's works is in ... Slupsk!
How does a lighthouse work? "We are here so that this lantern never goes out"
The Słowiński National Park
The Checkered-House Land
Miastko Charming, Colorful, Active
Słupsk, Ustka, Łeba i okolice dla dzieci
The Papal Canoe Trail
Dawny świat w bursztynie zaklęty
The Castle of the Pomeranian Dukes
Fortyfikacje w Ustce
The beaches of Ustka
Słynny pięściarz mieszkał na Ziemi Miasteckiej
Swołowo wyróżnione w konkursie Komisji Europejskiej. „Unikalny obszar kulturowy Pomorza”
The hydroelectric power plants on the Słupia and the Łupawa