Folk bands, characteristic outfits, dazzling colours, the Kashubian language, traditions cultivated from generation to generation, and the unique lie of the land from the seashore through the lakes to the forest areas of the Pomeranian Region. This is what Kashubia is about!
The Tuchola Forest (Bory Tucholskie) is one of the largest forests in Poland, covering about 3 thousand sq. km, comprising mainly coniferous trees dominated by pine. The diversified lie of the land, with an abundant water network, makes its landscape particularly attractive. Some of the forests have been covered by legal protection and currently form the area of a national park.
Kociewie is a geographical and ethnographical region forming part of the East-Pomeranian Lake District, which has changed over the years many times. The present borders of Kociewie were determined on the basis of Kazimierz Nitsch’s linguistic research.
Powiśle covers land bordering on the Pomeranian and Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeships and is located on the right bank of the Lower Vistula valley. It is a region with a fascinating, though checkered, history, which had frequently changed its statehood affiliation, as can be seen today in the traces left on monuments.
The land that bears the name Żuławy is nearly completely flat, a feature without parallel in Poland. Driving through the delta area of the Queen of the Polish Rivers, the Vistula, we can admire the multi-coloured rectangular fields that stretch as far as the eye can see. Occasional willows, bending over canals, add variety to this landscape. What seems simple and monotonous, however, turns out to be a land that surprises the visitor with its dynamism and perfect marriage of man and nature. The agricultural character of Żuławy can be seen in villages located according to Teutonic plans, while the beautifully-situated Mennonite graveyards evoke the memory of the Dutch visitors that once came to this land.