Kolobrzeg (Polonia) - Pearl of the baltic

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Kolobrzeg (Polonia) - Pearl of the baltic
Once famous for its trade and production of
precious salt, the town as a member of
Hanza has been attracting guests with its
amazing treatment qualities. Local fossils
such as saline and mud as well as the
unusual microclimate containing
large amounts of iodine
and sea aerosol are
really valuable
for the resort.
Being the sunniest spot
In Poland, Kolobrzeg is
regarded as one of the
most optimistic places in
the country. The sun
shines over eight hours a
day in May, June and
September.
During the summer
season the town is
visited by over 360
thousand tourists the
half of which are
foreigners,
mainly
Germans.
The town, located
on both banks of
the river Parsęta,
has a population of
approx 46 000.
In
season
its
population increases
to 120 000. Tourism
and the health resort
activity is the main
profile of the city.
There’s no time for
boredom In „The Baltic
Pearl”, as the city was
named by before-the-war
tourists.
The town is full
of tourist and
bicycle router.
Cyclists
are
recommended
to try one magic thing
which is the route leading
through the Eastern EkoPark.
Those
who
love
beach walks will enjoy
11
km
of
the
picturesque
coast.
Should
they
encounter a stormy
weather, the visitors
might
be
lucky
enough to bring the
shatters of amber
home.
Fish gourmets especially
those who like fishing for
themselves can choose
between sea fishing and
river fishing for salmon
and trout in the currents
of the Parsęta River.
There are 71 accomodation
facilities including hotels,
sanatories, holiday campsites
and guest houses offering
10 458 beds for the visitors.
There were
over 191
thousand
visitors in
2005 with
almost 70
thousand
foreigners
among them.
Come to Kołobrzeg for health
and leisure as holidays here
are all year long.
Here every season has many
colors and charm.
Thanks to natural treatment facilities are indispensable,
however, these can be provided. What never works is
“imitating nature”.
Various medical disorders such as blood circulation,
locomotive organs, secretory organs, metabolism disorders
or allergies are treated in local sanatoria.
Kołobrzeg uses not only talassotherapy (Climatic wellness in
towns by the sea), but also balneotherapy (treatment with baths:
consists of natural water baths as well as baths in mineral water;
baths with gases and mud baths) as well, as thanks to brine of
concentration 5-6% as well as high quality mud deposits.
Kołobrzeg brine is chlorineiodine mineral water containing in its
natural form numerous precious micronutrients. Irreplaceable in
biotherapy it is
undrinkable due to its
salty taste. However,
other natural mineral
water: Jantar tastes
delicious
and
quenches thirst. Peat
bath is natural, not
dehydrated peat, rich
in iron sulphur and
iodine
compounds
and substances of
hormone properties.
Mud bathe compresses –
specific areas are covered
with
mud
bathe
of
temperature 45°C. it is
effective with the same
illnesses as mud bathe,
however, applied locally.
Mud bathe in temperature 40 42°C is applied in a bath tube
using minced mud bathe,
mixed with water and heated
up. It is particulary effective in
motor system diseases, chronic
illnesses of joints, postinjury
conditions and operations on
motor organs, gynecological
illnesses.
After taking in SPA new strengths
you will surely be charmed to see
the Kolobrzeg forest with the
oldest in Poland, 800 years old
oak tree called “Boleslaw”.
The town takes pride in its
Spa
Park,
seaside
promenade and the beach.
Preserved local historical objects,
particularly the jewel of local
architecture,
namely
the
concathedral basilica from the
13th c, provide evidence to the
great but stormy history of
Kołobrzeg.
More places of interest
The Assumption
Concathedral Basilica
(collegiate church) in
Kołobrzeg.
The church is the pride and landmark of
Kołobrzeg. According to researchers works
on construction of the church started in 1270
and finished about 1500. it was erected as a
five-nave hall-type building with a discrete
chancel and a massive tower topped with
three cupolas. In 1945 it was ruined and
burnt out. The present restored building is
the most wonderful jewel of architecture, the
focal point for Kołobrzeg.
Its interiors hold
many
invaluable
historical objects.
Calling it a museum
of Gothic art would
by no means be an
overestimation as it
holds, e. g.:
•A seven-branch bronze candelabra
from 1327,
•A bronze baptismal font from 1355,
•“The Schlieffens’ Crown” chandelier
made in 1523,
•Stalls for the chapter made about 1340,
•Late-Gothic altars from about 1500.
The altars are in the form of triptychs
consisting of a central and two side
panels.
Old town. The present
city centre, the area
formerly located within
the city walls. The
preserved relics include
the grid of the former
Gothic town, i. e. a
rectangular square with
diverging
from
it
intersecting streets. The
new Old Town is referred to as the new heart Kołobrzeg but it
should be noted that, though impressive and really beautiful,
its houses do not look as in
the past. The wonderful
burgher houses have been
restored in a variety of
styles
reflecting
the
imagination and artistry of
local architects.
Town hall. Located at the heart of
the town. Built in 1829 – 1832 on
the site of the Gothic town hall,
designed by well-know architect
Karol Frydeyk Schinkel. The NeoGothic building resembles a
medieval castle as the designer
wanted to refer to the military
history of the city.
Powder tower at Dubois Street. Built in the 14th – 15th c.
The only completely preserved relic of the medieval
fortification system. Four-storey with richly decorated walls.
At present houses a branch of the Polish Tourist CountryLovers’ Society.
Burgher house at E. Gierczak 5
Street. In the 15th c. Kołobrzeg
was already built of brick what
points to the wealth of its
citizens
at
that
time.
Unfortunately, only one Gothic
burgher house has been
preserved. It dates to the 15th
c. and us an example of a
medieval
urban
residential
building. It used to be a
burgher’s house. On the ground
floor there was a large hall and
a shop, on the first floor –
residential quarters, higher
storeys were used as stores.
Museum of the Polish
army collects and shows
arms
and
military
equipment.
The
exhibition is arranged in
accordance
with
historical periods. The
most valued exhibits
include uniforms from
the time of WWI and WWII,
a collection of cannonballs,
unique
specimens
of
weapons from different
periods. The museum in
Kołobrzeg
is
counted
among the most popular in
Poland (with the greats
number of visitors).
Lighthouse. Its characteristic silhouette towers above the port.
Built in 1945, according to a unique design, on the upper plane of
the 18th-century fort. The lighthouse is 26 m tall, and its light is
placed at the height of 36,5 m over the
water surface. The range of the light is
16 nautical miles 9 i. e. 29,6 km). climb
up 109 steps to reach the viewing gallery
and admire views of the sea, the seaside
park, the town and its surroundings.
Port and its attractions. The port in
Kołobrzeg is used for a variety of
purposes what even adds to its
attractiveness. The commercial part
is a home port for the majority of
ships of the Polish Baltic Fleet but
one may see here ships under
various flags. It also functions as a
fishing port, thus a tourist may bay
here fresh fish at fishing boats just
returned from the sea.
The Navy Port is a place where
one may see numerous men-ofwar, hear the bells or boarding
whistles. One on the ships has
functioned as a museum ever
since it was withdrawn from
operation. Pleasure boats moor at
the passenger wharf where all
romantic cruises start. On the way
back one may see all docks and
ports.
Remember to visit
the
marina
in
Kołobrzeg (Yacht
Port). Its wharves
are at the historical
Fort Morast. One
may
see
here
yachts from all
over the world. In
the fort there is a
stylish
tavern
furnished
to
resemble a pirates’
colony. Days of the Sea are one of
events held in Kołobrzeg and including
e. g. “Silver Bell Regatta” participed by
international amateur and professional
crews. The sight of yachts sailing past
the pier is indeed impressive.
You should see also:
Monument to Poland’s
wedding to the sea, Statue
of a nurse, memorial of the
Kołobrzeg
Bishopric
Millennium, War cemetery,
fortifications and much
more…
Tired of sightseeing or
sunbathing? Find relax
and entertainment at
the seaside concert
bowl, amphitheatre, art
gallery or museum.
The leisure offer is
made
even
more
promising thanks to
opportunities provided by the
sport
and
concert
hall
“Milenium” encompassing also
a complex of swimming pools
“Milenium SPA”.
You can find here also many
possibility of organizing the
conferences
and
scientific
meetings.
The Town Sports and Recreation
Centre offers the following facilities:
•Sport and assembly
hall MILENIUM with
1300 spectators seats
•3 gyms sport hall
•Football pitch
•Small
HOTEL
MILENIUM
offering
single, twin and three
beded rooms with en –
suite bathrooms and
telephones
•Catering services
•Multi-media conference room for people
•Aquapark Milenium
•Vitality center
We offer rest, good fun, relaxion, keeping fit.
And all one place.
Municipality of Kołobrzeg
ul. Ratuszowa 13
78-100 Kołobrzeg
tel.+48 94 355 15 00
fax +48 94 352 37 69
www.kolobrzeg.pl

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