Pomorskie attracts millions of tourists every year, not only from Poland, but also from abroad. Visitors are encouraged by historic cities, beautiful ports, natural landscapes, charming spaces, sandy beaches and a great accommodation and leisure base. Check why our region is an ideal place for families with children, lonely travellers and organized trips.
Bory Tucholskie for lovers of active leisure
One of the largest and most impressive forest complexes in Poland is Bory Tucholskie. This area was shaped by the last glaciation. The entire area of the Tuchola Forest is inhabited by various species of animals such as wolves, mute swans, grouse, beavers, deer and wild boars.
There are a lot of nature reserves in the area, for example Bagno Grzybna, Cisy along Czersk Stream. Bory Tucholskie is a great place for families for active recreation: walking, cycling, communing with nature, trips.
The Low Lands, also called Little Holland
The Low Lands is an area called “Little Holland”, due to its location with numerous depression points, as well as the presence of old windmills. The Low Lands has more in common with the Netherlands than it seems, because this Polish region was settled in the 16th century by the Mennonites, a community that was founded around 1539 in the Netherlands.
It was the Mennonites who were the first settlers in the Low Lands, who were able to transform the wetlands into a perfect place for crops. Today, “Little Holland” is known mainly for its peace, quiet and eye-catching nature. It is definitely a place worth visiting, because this area is not as popular among tourists as the Tri-City or Malbork Castle. That is why the Low Lands has its unique and charming atmosphere, full of tiny villages and towns, wild nature and wooden architecture.
Symbols of a bygone era in Szymbark
The Centre for Education and Regional Promotion in Szymbark, in Kashuby, is one of the interesting tourist attractions in Pomerania, which will appeal not only to adults, but also to children. You can find various objects here, such as an upside-down house, a Kashubian cottage, a rope park, a reconstruction of the TOW “Gryf Pomorski” bunker.
These objects are not related in a historical sense, but they represent important symbols. The upside down house is considered a metaphor of a bygone era, i.e. the times of the People’s Republic of Poland. The house was built of wood and its interiors are decorated in the style of socialism. This place symbolizes the time when everything was turned upside down and human life looked completely different than in the 21st century.
Stop in Kartuzy
One of the most interesting cities in Kashuby is Kartuzy. A characteristic feature of this city is the collegiate church in the shape of a coffin, built by the Carthusians, a Catholic order that came to Poland in the 13th century. The Carthusians greeted each other with the words “memento mori” (“remember death”) and led a very rigorous lifestyle. In addition to the collegiate church in the city, it is worth strolling through the streets and the market square, as well as to visit the church of St. Kazimierz, where there are stained glass windows.
A definitely important point during the trip is a visit to the Kashubian Museum, thanks to which you can get to know the Kashubian culture better. It is worth noting that many bicycle trails have been created in the area of Kartuzy, marked by variable mountainous and lowland terrain, which is why these regions are called “Kashuby Switzerland”.
The Hel Peninsula: combines monuments, nature and culture
The Hel Peninsula is surrounded by the Baltic Sea on one side and the Puck Bay on the other. It is there that the warmest water over the Polish sea is located. This region is not only home to great beaches, but also museums, picturesque towns and medieval churches. So there will be something for both nature lovers and education lovers.
In the town of Hel, there is a seal sanctuary, which is a great attraction not only for children, but also for adults. In Jurata you can go for romantic walks, and in Chalupy you can take advantage of windsurfing rentals. The entire Hel Peninsula is approximately 34 kilometres long, and most cities can be reached by train.
It is worth remembering that the Pomeranian Voivodeship is not only beaches and promenades. Throughout the voivodeship you can see charming towns and villages, take a walk in landscape parks, go to open-air museums and visit museums and educational centres.
What’s more, the well-developed transport network makes trips throughout the region a real pleasure. You can always use the bike rental and go for a ride along the beautiful nature trails. Pomorskie is a region of Poland where you can fall in love, which is why many tourists return to their favourite corners or look for undiscovered places.