Район Слупска является одним из наиболее интересных туристических регионов Польши. Не только сам Слупск - город  с семисотлетней историей,  также  другие интересные места,  но и  близость моря повлияло на то, что все большее количество туристов выбирают  Слупскую землю целью своих путешествий.

Слупск находится недалеко от моря, а место, где он был основан - это место пересечения реки Слупя с древним путём, ведущим с запада на восток вдоль южного берега Балтийского моря. Стотысячный город  проявляет огромную заботу о своих туристических достопримечательностях, главной из которых является  княжеский замок.  Город развивается  не только как центр  местных кулинарных традиций, а также  как культурный  центр,  является местом проведения музыкальных и театральных фестивалей, встреч артистов, имеет свою ярмарку  и проводит спортивные мероприятия. С крупнейшей в мире коллекцией произведений Виткация, самым старым работающим лифтом в Европе и кривой башней столица  Слупской земли справедливо продвигает лозунг: Слупск - больше, чем ты думаешь. 

Весь регион не уступает своей столице. Самыми крупными его достопримечательностями (кроме красивых пляжей Балтийского моря) являются движущиеся дюны в районе Леба, называемые "Поморской пустыней"  и «Край в клетку» -  район типичной сельской застройки, связанный с культурой словинцев, некогда проживавших в этом регионе.  Не менее значимыми являются водные маршруты и памятники гидротехники  Слупска. Байдарочные маршруты, которые проходят вдоль живописных сельских пейзажей, позволяют нам познакомиться с интересными решения в области управления водными ресурсами и получения энергии. И всё это благодаря  силе рек.

Слупская земля - это район разнообразных водов туризма : активного, культурного и водного. Это -  чистота и ухоженные памятники, это -  пляж и отличные блюда местной кухни. Это -  идеальное место для отдыха.


Tradition of the region, we visit Pomeranian open air museums

Pomerania is the place with a very rich culture and history as well as unique people. Kashubians, Kociewie people and Low Land people live here. We also have Powisle region, Tucholskie Forests and the Tricity, a big agglomeration. Driving around Pomerania it is worth visiting our open air museums, which bring the whole region history closer.

 

How people in Pomerania lived? The answer is simple. In many different ways. It depended, where the village was located. Low Land people were mainly farmers. Due to the very fertile soils most of people were working on farms. They grew wheat, vegetables. People who lived in the Northern part of the region, at the Baltic Sea used it and were mainly fisherman and most of their occupations were connected with the sea. Fisherman and craftsmen, who produced boats.

Deeper in the region, in Kashuby the main occupation was farming and fishing due to the good soils and a big number of lakes with many kind of fish and forests with berries and animals to hunt for.

Slavic Village Museum in Kluki, fot. pomorskie.travel

In old times this region was occupied by Pomerania people, big Slavic tribe. They lived in the area of nowadays Gdansk, Starogard Gdanski and Tczew. Anthropologist believe that Pomerania People are ancestors of contemporary Kashubians.

A farming life one hundred, two hundred or five hundred years ago was not easy. Pomerania people led rather simple lives. Having simple tools and clear house responsibilities, they spent their whole day on work.

Slavic Village Museum in Kluki

The former life in a fisherman village we can experience in Slavic Village Museum in Kluki. It is a part of the Middle Pomeranian Museum in Slupsk, where You have ten permanent exhibitions about the everyday life of those people, who were part of Kashubians. The most interesting are their houses and huts, where You can get inside. In the one hundred year old kitchen You can get warm soup or bake some waffles. There are many folk festivals, shows and workshops organised in Kluki.

Swołowo "Kraina w Kratę - The chequered patterned land", fot. M.Bieliński

Museum of Folk Culture of Pomerania in Swołowo

Near by there is a small but very popular village, Swolowo. It is situated in the centre of the region called “The chequered patterned land”, the area where wooden constructed housed dominate. There is Pomeranian Folk Culture Museum in Swolowo. It is worth getting inside the Albreht’s Farm, typical for XIX c. rich farmer’s house, with a house, an animal shed and a barn. It is worth coming to Swolowo in November during the traditional Pomeranian geese festival.

Slavic settlement in Sławutowo (Osada Sławutowo)

Near Puck, there is Slawutowo. It is an old Slavic settlement with more than 1000 years tradition. Wooden huts with straw roofs and old pottery and people dressed up from the epoque. The Slavic Settlement in Slawutowo shows colourful but primitive middle age times in fortified settlements.

The Slavic Settlement in Slawutowo, fot. Osada Sławutowo

The Owidz  settlement (Grodzisko Owidz)

We shall find similar settlement in Owidz where a reconstruction of XII household was made from the times of Polish king - Boleslaw Chrobry ! What We can find here are, the area for animals, the gate tower and so called “stolp”, so last defence tower.

Museum in Wdzydze 

In the Southern part of Kashuby You have to visit Ethnographical Kashubian Park in Wdzydze Kiszewskie, named after Teodora and Izydor Gulgowscy. It is spreads around 22 hectares, where we can really organise time travels. We can find windmills, churches, huts and old style workshops, smithy, schools building and even mansions there. We can visit 50 houses in total from Kashuby and Kociewie region. It is a wonderful experience for those who are interested in architecture which is 100, 200 or even 300 years old.

Owidz Settlement (Grodzisko Owidz), fot. pomorskie.travel

Visiting Pomerania region it is really worth to include open air museums into our program. This time travel for sure will be unforgettable.