The Northern Kaszuby. The sea side in the Kashubian version.

From Hel through Wladyslawowo till Bialogora. From Puck through Wejherowo till Sierakowice. The Northern Kaszuby along with the Landscape Seaside Park, it is a region which has a lot to offer. Opened to the Baltic Sea, friendly with Gdansk Bay, full of seaside landscapes and green hill. The Northern Kaszuby is one of the most popular touristic destination in Poland. Each year there are thousands of tourists coming here.

There is no reason to be surprised. The access to the sea it is a great advantage of the Northern Kaszuby. The touristic, as well as historical, architectural and cultural advantage  too.

The Hel Peninsula

The Hel Peninsula is unique in a European scale. Surrounded by the Baltic Sea and the Baltic Bay in the narrowest point, between Chalupy and Kuznica it is only 150 m wide! It is 34 km long and is curved at the end, looking like a scythe, Hel Peninsula is  a very divisive area when nature is concerned. There are pine forests, sand dunes and headlands here. Ornithologists appreciate different bird species flying over the peninsula and the biologists investigate the porpoises and the seals in the area.

The Hel Peninsula, Fot: Pomorskie.travel

Hel Peninsula is a currently is a tourist attraction for those who like sunbathing, water sports and cycling. Big hotel and gastronomy facilities invites the tourists, as well as the clean beaches of Jastarnia or Jurata, Wladyslawowo, Karwia or Jastrzebia Gora. We can also find old wooden fishermen huts there – who were leaving, heading to the sea at the dawn. The lighthouses were showing them the way. The most famous is the one in Rozewie and the most beautiful in Stilo, near Sasin. Despite the fact, the fisherman boats are now more modern, we can still see the old fishing boat, called “Pomeranka” in the Fishing Museum in Hel. We shall find boats all along the sea shore. Form Wladyslawowo through the charming Jastrzebia Gora, where You can see the cliff, Karwia, till Debki, Piasnica and Bialogora.

  Beach near to Choczewo, Fot: UG Choczewo

Visiting the Nothern Kashuby we cannot miss Puck. It is a charming small town with the market square and the pier, from which there is a wonderful view to the , so called “Little sea”, as Kashubians called the Baltic Bay. Close by there is a Pomeranian Cistercian Trail and many small villages with typical local architecture . Most of the houses are typical wooden black and white constructions. Near the roads there are small chapels and road crosses, passing them we should stop and cross oneself.

Wejherowo and around

When talking about the spiritual issues, it is also worth going to the sanctuary in Swarzewo and the calvary in Wejherowo. “The Kashubian Jerusalem”, this is how people call the third oldest calvary in Poland. This place is visited by thousands of people every year.

The Northern Kashuby, it is also Zarnowiec with the Benedictine Abbey. Historians stress, that is it this region where sisterhoods (along with the Norbertine, also  Benedictine), in medieval age times developed the tradition of kashubian embroidery. If You prefer legends You should visit Gniewino, with their big Stolems, the giants, who love Kashubian bread with lard.

 Calvary in Wejherowo Fot. Pomorskie.travel

The Northern Kashuby, those are also castles and mansions situated deeper in the region. Visiting the are You should definitely stop at Krokowa Castle, where duke von Krockow lived, Palace in Ciekocinko, where along with the great restaurant You will also find a stud farm, Wieniawa Palace in Rekowo or a mansion in Salino.

The Northern Kashuby, called “Norda” is a region which fascinate not only during summer time. Kashubian people invite during the Fall or Winter time, when there are less tourists, the landscapes, looking the same but with a different shape and the Kashubian food a  bit heavier and more tasty. 

Discover attractions in the Northen Kashuby

When you visiting Kashuby, it's worth visiting the Tricity, historical Gdansk, modernist Gdynia and spa in Sopot.

Wejherowo

Wejherowo

     One of the most beautiful Pomeranian towns, founded by Jakub Wejher, the Starost of Malbork, in the mid 17th Century. It became famous owing to the beautifully-located calvary church on the hills, named the Kashubian Jerusalem by the Pomeranians. Wejherowo itself gained the name of the Spiritual Capital of Kashubia, visited by large number of pilgrims.
The crucifix is the town's most valuable historic complex, and probably one of the most valuable in Pomerania. Founded by Jakub Wejher in the mid-17th Century, as an act of gratitude for the miraculous rescue during the war expedition in Russia. In 1643, he founded the first church in Wejherowska Wola, the Holy Trinity church, and then he brought in the Franciscans and built a monastery for them. The Holy Trinity church was then thoroughly rebuilt in the 18th Century, but the monastic church of St. Anne remained in its unchanged form. The rich interiors mainly date back to the 18th Century. The most valuable element is the painting of the Virgin Mary of Wejherowo (Matka Boska Wejherowska), by the famous 17th Century Pomeranian painter, Andrzej Stech. In 1999, the painting was coronated by the Pope John Paul II. In the church's dungeons, there is a small Franciscan museum, with the tomb of Jakub Wejher and his family, and his memorabilia.


The heart of the town is the beautiful market square, Wejher Square (plac Wejhera), where the monumental parish church of the Holy Trinity was built in 1755 inon the site of the first church founded by Wejher. The late Baroque altars and church panel are the most interesting parts of the interior. Once a year there is a theatrical play in the collegiate church, where the Bible is read in the Kashubian language. It is read by Danuta Stenka, a famous actress from Kashubia. In the square there is also a town hall from 1908, unique in its architecture, with the room of Wejherowo Tradition and History, with maquettes of the town and the calvary church. In the tower, there is also a bell which dates back to the times of the town's founder, and, in the central part of the square, there is a statue of the Jakub Wejher himself. Wejherów Old Town, although quite small, is one of the most beautiful in the whole of Pomerania. Clean tenements and alleys give it a unique atmosphere. The Kashubian character of the town is emphasised by the Kashubian Alphabet Trail, marked in the town's streets with granite boards.


The place of recreation, for residents and tourists alike, is Majkowski Park, where there is the monumental Palace of Przebendowscy and Keyserlingkowie. Currently, there is a Museum of Kashubian and Pomeranian Literature and Music, with interesting exhibits of Kashubian literary heritage.


Wejherowo is also rich in natural attractions. The location of the town is unique, as it is situated in the Reda-Łeba Pre-Valley (pradolina Redy- Łeby), surrounded with forested hills. The picturesque Reda River intersects the town, ideal for canoeing. In the South, there is the Tricity Landscape Park (Trójmiejski Park Krajobrazowy), with numerous pedestrian trails (i.e. red Wejherowo trail-czerwony szlak Wejherowski). In the North, there is Puszcza Darżlubska (the Darżlubska Wilderness). This kind of environment promotes bicycle and horse tourism. There are also Nordic-Walking trails in the town and its neighbourhood.