Gdynia was created from the sea and dreams of the post-war generation of Poles, according to the words of Stefan Żeromski, the Polish writer of the times, “…a poem created in wood, stone, concrete and iron, an overwhelming drama depicting the taking from the sea of the forces of water, depth and power…”. Today it is a modern and dynamically-growing city with its modern development and economy open towards the sea.
In northern Gdynia, near its boundary with Sopot, there is the Orłowo district. Next to it there are the forests of Kępa Redłowska. Kępa, being a fragment of the moraine hills cut off from the rest of the moraines by the valleys of water streams, is a special place for at least two reasons. First, it is covered by thick, natural forest located almost in the very centre of a big urban agglomeration; and second, for over 60 years a natural reserve has been located there which protects the natural woods and the specific flora sustained there from ancient times. The forest meeting the sea creates a cliff which is beaten by the sea wavesl and being very steep and constantly washed by waters, it keeps moving back against the power of the sea. The ravine going back becomes more and more steep as it gets close to the highest part of the hill. So year by year the Orłowo cliff becomes more and more monumental.
Modernist Gdynia. How the city from the sea and dreams was built.
The Orłowo Cliff
The Urban Plan of the City Centre (Śródmieście)
Kamienna Góra in Gdynia
The Tall Ships Regatta
The Automotive Museum in Gdynia
The Gdynia Museum
Kościuszko Square and the Southern Pier
The Culinary Route
The Aquarium in Gdynia
Orłowo A Polish riviera
EXPERYMENT Science Centre in Gdynia
The Open`er Festival
The Gdynia Modernism Route