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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Polish Pomerania

You will be shocked how beautiful it is!

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Pomerania is one of the regions of Northern Poland. Placed near the Baltic Sea, stays one of the most popular regions among the Polish and international tourists. Pomerania offers beautiful landscapes, incredible history, and delicious food. the main cities of the region are Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia, called Trójmiasto (Three-city). We could explain the reasons why you should visit Pomerania for hours, but here is the list of a few fascinating arguments:

1. Castles of the Teutonic Order

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In the Medieval times, a huge part of Pomerania belonged to the famous Teutonic Order. The knights dressed in the white clothes decorated with the black cross built many smaller and bigger castles. Not all of them are located in this region, but you can travel between them easily. It would take you a few days to visit all of them, but they are worth it! Although some of them are already a ruin, it is still worthy of visiting them. the most important is Malbork, the main castle of the Teutonic Order.

2. Beautiful beaches

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No matter if you are in Gdańsk, Sopot, Gdynia, the bay is amazing, Moreover, the area in the northern part of the region has an access to the Baltic Sea. The beaches in Poland are mostly sandy, but in Gdynia is a marvelous and unique stony beach, where not only humans are very welcome, but also dogs. The climate in Poland doesn’t allow to enjoy the sun for an entire year, so the months since May until the middle of September are usually known as the „beach time” in Poland.

3. Over 1000 years old city of Gdańsk

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The beauty of the old town is breathtaking. The city was created before 997, but the 1000th anniversary was celebrated in 1997. Although the city was ruined in 1945, it stays one of the pearls of the European architecture. It consists a unique Old Town built in the style more characteristic of the cities of Germany. One of the most incredible constructions of the Old Town is St Mary’s church, the basilica built in the medieval. It is the largest medieval made of bricks gothic church of the world.

4. Exploration of the history of World War II

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If you are interested in the history of the World War II, you should definitely visit this area. TheWorld War II began on September 1, 1939, on Westerplatte near Gdańsk. Now the peninsula belongs to the city and says a place of memory about the times that brought the greatest destruction to Europe. Close to Gdańsk is located the concentration camp Stuthoff, which is not as large as Auschwitz, but also carries many tragic stories. History of Pomerania is full of cruel stories about the times of war.

5. Kurgans in Odry

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Pomerania offers a few archeological sites full of pre-Christian construction. Some of them belong to Neolith. Odry is one of the most impressive places that every tourist should visit. It is the home of at least 600 Neolithic burials. According to the Michał Pawleta from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań: „Agreement on their dating was never reached. At the beginning of 20th century, some archaeologists linked them to the Neolithic monumental religion and therefore they date back to the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC, others claimed that they are connected with the Wielbark culture of the 1st to 3rd century AD. Nowadays, as already mentioned, archaeologists unanimously agree that they date back to the period of Roman influence. Moreover, there was also no agreement as to the ethnic identity of their builders. Polish archaeologist Józef Kostrzewski claimed in the 1930s that they were Slavic cemeteries from the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, and later used by the Goths.”. In the 1940s it became a popular place among the Nazi occult practitioners.

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