Pomorskie

A thousand blue lakes, a desert, verdant forests and rushing hill land rivers. Any adventure in the Pomorskie Voivodship along the Baltic coast usually starts in the Tricity, an unusual urban assembly of three towns: Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot.

Gdansk is bourgeois and solid, Gdynia is youthful and full of investment zeal, and Sopot, squeezed in between the two cities, is relaxed and liberal, as a health resort should be.

Foreign tourists love Sopot as much as they love Krakow – one reason being the high quality of its night life. They are drawn here not only by the mall, surrounded by cafés and restaurants, but also the longest pier in Europe. 516 meters of white painted wooden jetty thrust out into the Baltic sea like a wooden wedge.

There is also another jetty in the Pomorskie Voivodship, created by nature this time. Long and narrow, lashed by the wind, made of sand, the Hel Peninsula is one of the best windsurfing locations in Europe. It is a natural barrier separating Pucka Bay from the waters of the Baltic sea. As a result of this natural condition the bay is perfect for surfing, para-surfing and all the other popular water sports of today.

The western part of the coast is famous for the dunes in the Slowinski National Park. Blasted and molded by the wind, they are high and very brisk! Annually, they move about 10 meters, mercilessly enveloping and destroying everything in their way.

Resorts in the Pomorskie Voivodship, dotted along the seashore, provide thousands of attractions. You can go cod fishing here. Go crazy in go-karts. Go yachting. Try flying, pulled by a motorboat. Shoot your enemies with paint balls. Or make your way through swamps and bush lands – if you choose a ‘survival school’ adventure. Go for a rock in a boat. Or cultivate a bit of culture at the many concerts, cinemas, theatres, vernissages, galleries and so on.

The attractions of the Pomorskie Voivodship are not limited to the coast. Inland, called the Kaszuby Switzerland for the beauty of the undulating landscape, there is a land of lakes and woods waiting for the inquisitive visitor. The Kaszubian people living here speak their own language (throaty, hard, resembling German) and cultivate older customs. Such as taking snuff. Here it is legal.

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