Monuments to famous people and events, scenes of battles, skirmishes, and freedom fights, and also the world’s only Museum of the National Anthem – in Będomin.

The Szpęgawski Forest


83-200 Szpęgawsk

The trees that grow in this forest bore silent witness to a tragedy which unfolded here early into World War II.

The Szpęgawski Forest was the last earthly sight afforded to the 7 thousand residents of Kociewie and the neighbouring lands, who were murdered here by the Nazis. Most of the victims came from the Polish intelligentsia - they were social and political activists - but the murdered also included mentally-ill patients from the nearby asylum in Kocborowo.