Camping and Caravanning in Wielkopolska

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Camping and Caravanning in Wielkopolska
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
ISBN 978-83-61454-21-2
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Key to symbols
Poland
Location. Borders. The Republic of Poland is situated in
Central Europe. It borders on Germany (facing the west), the
Czech Republic and Slovakia (the south), Lithuania and
Byelorussia (the east) as well as Russia, the Kaliningrad
District and the Baltic Sea (the north).
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Open air museum
Church
Area. Population. Language. Poland occupies the area of
312,7 thousand km2 and inhabited by over 38 million people.
The official language is Polish.
Palace, Castle, Mansion
Sanctuary
The Capital. Cities. the Administrative Division. Warsaw
is the capital of Poland. Łódź, Kraków, Wrocław, Poznań or
Gdańsk are among the biggest cities in the country. As for
the administrative division, Poland is divided into 16
provinces.
Wooden architecture
Landscape park
Topographic Profile. The Environment. Poland is a
country with a rich and diversified topographic profile. Most
of the area (the Coast and the central part in particular) is
dominated by lowlands. In the north, at the seaside, one may
spot wide, sandy beaches. As for the north-western regions
such as the Pomorskie, Mazurskie and Wielkopolskie Lake
Districts, they are famous for beautiful landscapes abounding
in picturesque lakes and hills. The south of Poland, on the
other hand, has the typical features of highlands, with chains
of mountains, namely the Sudeten and the Carpathian
Mountains. While characterizing the Polish environment one
should also mention forests, well developed river net as well
as rich flora and fauna. The most beautiful regions have been
given the status of nature reserves and landscape parks.
Other attractions
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The Wielkopolska Province
Location. Wielkopolska Province is located in the basin of
Warta river, in the central part of Wielkopolsko-Kujawska
Lowland. Simultaneously, it is situated on the crossroads of
the main European East-West track leading from Berlin to
Moskow (via Poznań, Konin and Warsaw) and the track
from Prague towards the north (via Wrocław, Leszno,
Poznań). As a result, the province has very favourable
transportation connections with other European countries as
well as the rest of the world.
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Area. The province occupies the area of 29 826 km2, which
is 9,5% of the Polish territory.
Poznań
Warszawa
The Capital. The capital of the province is Poznań, a city
with population of 600 000 people. Due to its economic,
commercial, scientific, cultural and tourist significance, the
city is considered the centre of western Poland. Also, Poznań
has its own airport (Ławica airport) performing both national
and international functions.
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Wielkopolska Tourist Organization
www.wotwielkopolska.pl
Zbigniew Szmidt
BTS Biuro Tłumaczeń i Szkoleń
www.btspoznan.eu
Pietruska & Mierkiewicz Sp. z o.o.
www.topmapa.pl
Studio Graficzne CITYVISITOR
www.cityvisitor.pl
Serigraf
www.serigraf.pl
Photos on the cover:
Zbigniew Szmidt (a camp site)
The Międzychód Municipal
and Commune Office
(kayaking trip down the Warta river)
The Municipal and Commune Office
of Murowana Goślina (a bonfire)
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Important Cities: Gniezno, Kalisz, Konin, Leszno, Ostrów
Wielkopolski, Piła.
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Population. Wielkopolska is inhabited (approximately) by
3,4 million people, which is 8,7% of the whole population of
Poland.
Camping and Caravanning
in Wielkopolska
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PHOTO: THE LESZNO-REGION TOURIST ORGANIZATION ARCHIVE
The Polish Federation of Camping and Caravanning (PFCC),
a social organization for tourists and campsite owners, involves
itself in promoting the idea of camping. For example, the
Federation aims to raise the quality of service and the standards of equipment through the "Mister Camping" contest. It
also cooperates with camping clubs and organizes rallies of
campers and caravanners, both Polish and foreign. Camping
enthusiasts who want to get a discount and be sure that they get
a place at a chosen campsite can obtain the FICC Camping
Pass from the Polish Federation. It is issued by the International Federation of Camping and Caravanning (FICC) based in
Brussels, and distributed by national organizations. Find out
more at www.pfcc.eu.
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We would like to invite you to the best campsites in
Wielkopolska. It is worth noting that campsites are fenced
areas with a reception service, allowing you to stay in tents,
caravans, trailers, motor-homes or in chalets. Campsites are
equipped with sanitary kitchen and leisure facilities. The
current categorization of campsites differentiates them
distinctly from hotels and tent sites, and campsites scoring four
stars can boast the highest quality of service.
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It is summer at last. A season of holidays and days off work.
Caravanning for a rest, we go to destinations with water and
forests. And the Region of Wielkopolska (Greater Poland) is
perfect for this. Its prehistoric glacier has left some moraine
hills which have been cut through by ancient river valleys and
stretches of lakes. It is here that the largest holiday resorts have
emerged. But not all of us enjoy our holidays in the hustle and
bustle of tourist resorts. More and more of us prefer quieter
and calmer places, such as campsites. The advantages of
camping are more moderate prices and, most notably, its proximity to nature. Staying at a campsite also gives us the chance to
keep active, as there are many sailing and canoeing centres. The
closeness of woods encourages taking walks along tourist trails
and mushrooming. And the vibrant folk culture of some areas
of Wielkopolska enables taking part in folk festivities and
regional celebrations. Traditionally, our campsites are visited by
foreign tourists, which allows them to get to know our culture,
historical monuments and curiosities of nature.
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POZNAŃ
Campsite No. 155 „MALTA”
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61-036 Poznań
ul. Krańcowa 98
tel. 061 8 76 62 03
fax 061 876 62 83, 061 876 62 83
The campsite is located at Malta Lake (70ha), an artificial
lake on the Cybinka River, almost in the centre of
Poznań. The Malta Campsite has four stars, the highest
grade in its service category. The high level of service
has been acknowledged by receiving the "Mister
Camping" titles awarded by the Polish Federation of
Camping and Caravanning since 1997.
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Malta is famous for having one of the best regatta tracks
in Europe. Around the lake there are some recreation
and leisure facilities including an artificial ski slope with
ski lifts, a summer toboggan run of 530m, tennis courts,
and a mini golf course. You can also rent rollerblades,
mountain bikes, ecobikes (four- and three-wheeled) and
Nordic walking poles. There is also a Summer Cinema
playing new films and a unique Malta Music Scene on the
Water. In winter there is also a roofed skating rink.
Nearby is the Wielkopolska Zoo, which can be accessed
via the "Maltanka" Park Railway, a 600mm wide and
3,850m long railway line. On top of that, there are
restaurants and fast food outlets, which makes it a
favourite leisure destination for Poznań citizens.
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offering space for 60 tents
40 pitches for caravans with electricity
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called ‘Plus’, some of which have
kitchen annexes, bathrooms, satellite
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five chalets are adapted to the needs
of the disabled
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all the chalets have heating
a three-star Hotel Malta
a restaurant
2 conference halls
audio and video room
a multimedia room of 300 sq m
bathrooms with showers
a kitchen
a laundry room
a day room
a bike rental
MALTA
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[email protected]
www.campingmalta.poznan.pl
Poznań
The ‘Maltanka’ Park Railway
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MARGONIN | The Chodzież district
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open from 15.05 to 15.09
offering 50 pitches for tents
30 pitches for caravans with electricity
connection available
36 terraced chalets for 2 to 5 guests,
including or not including a toilet,
with a small kitchen annexe
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bathrooms
catering outlets
supervised beach
a water sports equipment rental
fishing opportunities
MARGONIN
In Margonin's surroundings you can see some grand
glacial rocks. One of them is called an "Enchanted Inn"
(Zaklęta Karczma). It is 13m in circumference and lies in a
field near Próchnowo. Another one of fanciful shape is
called the "Enchanted Coach" (Zaczarowana Karoca), is
7.5m in circumference and lies on the edge of Atanazyn.
A few interesting legends about the blocks' origin are
connected with them.
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If you are interested in history, you should visit a small
town called Gołańcz, with an interesting Gothic castle
of the Pałuk family at Smolary Lake. Also worth a visit is
the former Gothic Observantine Church of Our Lady
of the Angels.
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Poznań
The campsite is located at Margonin Lake (215ha), in
a holiday complex 700m away from the town centre. It
neighbours the "Margonin" Hotel and a sports field. In
Margonin, near the Old Market, there is an interesting
baroque Church (St. Adalbert’s), which dates from the
18th c. On the way to Gołańcz, you can see a former
estate called Margonińska Wieś with its neo-Gothic
palace dating from the middle of the 19th c. It is famous
for hosting Józef Wybicki, the author of the Polish
national anthem. Nowadays it houses the Witold Łuczkiewicz Forest Centre. In the palace, there is the Józef
Wybicki Remembrance Room and a mini museum,
which was the Tradition's Room of the former
Wojczyński Forest Schools. On both sides of the road
there is the most impressive tree avenue in Wielkopolska. Planted in 1765, it is 1.5km long and made up of
huge lime trees reaching up to 620cm in circumference.
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ul. Powstańców 61
mobile: 608 297 065
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www.motelmargonin.pl
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Campsite No. 205 Margonin
The palace in Margonin
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LUBASZ | The Czarnków-Trzcianka district
Campsite No. 214
LUBASZ GOWiGK
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The campsite is part of the Communal Centre for
Leisure and Public Utilities (GOWiGK) in Lubasz. The
campsite is located at Duże Lake (42ha) on the so called
Krasna Góra hill on the edge of a range of moraine hills.
Lubasz is a large communal village situated on the way
from Wronki to Czarnków. It is famous for its baroque
Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary from
the middle 18th c. with its miraculous painting inside, and
also being a place of many pilgrimages. The village also
houses a classical palace located in an enormous scenic
park – well worth seeing.
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The church in Lubasz
The surroundings of Lubasz feature a diverse landscape
sometimes called the Czarnków Switzerland. The edge
of the valley falling steeply towards the Noteć River cut
by ravines and gorges brings into sight many picturesque
views. Plenty of charm characterizes the hills of nearby
Goraj's and its surroundings, wooded with beech and
oak. It is also the location of a neo-Renaissance castle of
the Hochbergs from the early 19th c., which is currently
housing the Forest Schools Complex (Zespół Szkół
Leśnych). The nearby town of Czarnków, located on the
slopes of moraine hills and in the Noteć River valley, is
among the most beautifully situated towns in Wielkopolska. The Góra Krzyżowa Mountain overlooking the
town gives you the opportunity to admire the vast
panorama of the town and valley. The most precious
monument of Czarnków is a Gothic Church of Mary
Magdalene from the 16th c. with gilder paintings and the
Czarnkowski family gravestones.
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www.gowigk.cil.pl
64-720 Lubasz, ul. Kościelna 4
tel. /fax 067 55 60 70
The Goraj castle
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150 pitches at the campsite
120 pitches for caravans with
electricity connection available
50 beds in various types of chalets
with a bathroom and a kitchen
washing facilities
a canteen
a cafe
a convenience store
an "Orlik" sports fields complex
a water sports rental
a water slide
a sandy beach
fishing opportunities
LUBASZ
Poznań
NOWY DĘBIEC | The Kościan district
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Campsite No. 4
Nowy Dębiec „Niedźwiedź”
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The campsite is part of the "Niedźwiedź" hotel and
restaurant complex located 200m off the banks of
Wonieskie Lake (777ha). Nowy Dębiec is an attractive
holiday resort away from main traffic routes, surrounded
by woods and housing a few holiday centres. There are
sandy beaches, water sports equipment rentals, other
sports equipment rentals and tennis courts.
100 pitches for tents
40 pitches for caravans with electricity
connection available
a sports field
a playground
fishing opportunities
the camping is located next to the
Niedźwiedź Hotel and Restaurant (28
accommodation places)
NOWY DĘBIEC
The palace in Racot
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Lubiń and Cichowo are slightly further away. In Lubiń,
on one of the hills towers a Benedictine abbey founded
in the 11th c. It is said that Gallus Anonymus, the first
Polish chronicler, was an abbot there. The neighbouring
Cichowo has become a charming open-air film museum
since Soplica's manor was moved there from the film set
of "Pan Tadeusz", the adaptation of the Polish national
epic by Adam Mickiewicz. On the way to Cichowo, you
can try driving an old trolley-car on a closed railway line
in Bieżyń.
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Poznań
Wonieskie Lake, almost 13km in length and surrounded
by woods, is a venue for attractive walking and biking
trails. The lake was created between 1974 and 1983 by
damming up a small river called Samica Osieczyńska,
flowing through 5 lakes. Nearby, in the Gryżyna village
there are ruins of the Gothic Church of St. Martin from
the 13th c. It is a defensive construction with walls of
fieldstones. Not far away are the manors and palaces of
Turew, Choryń and Kopaszewo, the latter being where
Adam Mickiewicz (one of the greatest Polish poets)
stayed in Wielkopolska. The palace in Racot, owned in
the past by William, Prince of Orange, later the King of
the Netherlands , was a residence of the President of the
Republic of Poland in the inter-war period . Nowadays it
houses the largest horse stud farm in Europe.
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64-005 Racot, Nowy Dębiec 60
tel./fax 065 513 00 95
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[email protected]
www.hotel-niedzwiedz.pl
The Krzywiń Draisine Railway
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BOSZKOWO | The Leszno distirct
„SABA” Campsite, Boszkowo
VIVIII
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64-140 Włoszakowice
ul. Dominicka 42
mobile: 697 224 944
The campsite is located at the so called Pudełkowo, on
the southern bank of Dominickie Lake (344 ha) in
Boszkowo. It is one of the largest holiday centres in
Wielkopolska with a full accommodation and restaurant
base and most of all it is a popular water tourism centre
within the Przemęcki Landscape Park.
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In the campsite's vicinity there are supervised beaches,
water sports equipment rentals, restaurants and shops.
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www.boszkowo1.plv.pl
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150 pitches for tents
15 pitches for caravans with electricity
connection available
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guests, without toilets
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bathroom facilities
a day room
a playground
fishing opportunities
Poznań
BOSZKOWO
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BOSZKOWO | The Leszno district
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„SADYBA IV”
Campsite, Boszkowo
64-140 Włoszakowice, ul. Turystyczna 7
mobile: 603 611 928
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The campsite is located on the northern bank of
Dominickie Lake, on the road to Przemęt. In the
campsite's vicinity there are large company holiday centres,
sailing centres, restaurants and shops.
36 beds in wooden chalets for 6
guests, with toilets and kitchen
annexes
100 pitches for caravans with
electricity connection available
bathroom facilities
a playground
a sports field
a sandy beach
fishing opportunities
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You can also see folk art in nearby Górsko. In a tourist
farm, there is the Sculpture Gallery of the Birds of the
Przemęcki Landscape Park, created by Marian Murek.
Here, 300 sculpted, wooden birds are exhibited on two
floors, all of natural height and colour, and all living in the
Przemęcki Landscape Park. Visiting is accompanied by
natural bird songs. Mr Murek also created of low relief
illustrating the books of "Pan Tadeusz", the Polish national
epic by Adam Mickiewicz. In summer, Mr Murek
organizes the International Open-Air Sculpture Workshop
with European sculptors.
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Poznań
BOSZKOWO
The main advantage of Boszkowo is its magnificent
location among wooded moraine hills and lakes. Sailing
enthusiasts are attracted by the vast Dominickie Lake, and
canoeists have one of the most popular trails in Poland, the
Lily-of-the-Valley Canoe Trail (Konwaliowy Szlak Kajakowy) leading along a closed circle of 37km. The lakes are
connected with streams and canals of a slight gradient,
which enables canoeing the Trail both directions. The
beginning and the end of the Trail are in Wieleń. Nearby
there is the large communal village of Włoszakowice, with
the original baroque hunting palace of the Sułkowski family, built in the mid 18th c. on an artificial island. Build on the
plan of a triangle, the palace houses a large event hall and
currently also the Communal Office and a community
centre. Music lovers should visit nearby Bukowiec Górny, a
folk artwork centre with regional groups and bagpipe
bands as well as folk sculptors, embroiderers and smiths.
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[email protected]
www .sadyba-boszkowo.info
The ‘Water lily’ (Konwaliowy) Kayak Trail
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SIERAKÓW | The Międzychód district
Campsite No. 109 Sieraków
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64-410 Sieraków
ul. Poznańska 28
tel. 061 295 28 68
fax 061 295 25 88
The Camping in Sieraków is located near (200m)
Jaroszewskie Lake (92ha) and about 2km away from the
centre of town, also situated within the Sieraków
Landscape Park. At Jaroszewskie Lake there is a large
complex of holiday venues.
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Sieraków is a small town boasting precious monuments.
A Renaissance Observantine Church of Our Lady of
the Immaculate Conception from the early 17th c.
houses valuable furnishings: Renaissance choir stalls and
benches, a monumental main altar with the painting of
The Descent from the Cross by Rubens. In the
reconstructed wing of the Opaliński's castle there is a
crypt dating from the 16th c. with a mausoleum with 5
sarcophagi of the former owners. Currently, the building
houses the Opaliński Castle Museum which presents the
history of the family and the nature of the Sieraków
Landscape Park.
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22 chalets of BRDA type for 5 guests
19 chalets of CARO type for 4 guests
8 chalets for 4 guests
40 pitches for caravans with electricity
connection
bathroom facilities
a shared kitchen
a day room
a playground
mountain bikes
a place for a bonfire and barbecue
Also close by are:
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a supervised bathing beach
a water sports equipment rental
fishing opportunities
an indoor swimming pool
SIERAKÓW
Poznań
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SIERAKÓW | The Międzychód district
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[email protected]
www.arenda.sierakow.pl
64-410 Sieraków. ul. Grobia 62
tel./fax 061 295 25 53, mobile: 603 595 683
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The centre is located on the way to Kwilcz at
Jaroszewskie Lake and has its own access to the Lake.
The neighbouring ENERGO-TOUR Conference and
Holiday Centre offers a drinks bar, restaurant, sauna,
billiards, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts.
23 beds in brick and mortar chalets
for 3 to 6 guests, with kitchen,
bathrooms, and TV
a place for a bonfire
a volleyball court
water sports equipment
a car park
fishing opportunities
SIERAKÓW
Poznań
In Sieraków there are the historical buildings of the
resident Stud Herd consisting of classical stables and
coach houses. So you can ride horses there as well as
seeing some historical carriages.
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The Sieraków Landscape Park is an area of a varied
postglacial land with moraine hills and numerous lakes.
A dense network of tourist trails enables you to reach the
most interesting places in the Park. There are a few
nature reserves. One of them, "Beeches at Lutomskie
Lake" (Buki nad Jeziorem Lutomskim) is just behind the
campsite fence. The best way to get to know the Park is
to visit the Nature Education Centre (Ośrodek Edukacji
Przyrodniczej) located in an old manor house in Chalin at
Śremskie Lake. On the other side of the Warta River,
there are the vast areas of Puszcza Notecka (the Noteć
forest), which is well-known for its abundance of
mushrooms.
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Campsite, Sieraków
A herd of stallions in Sieraków
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The Centre for Nature Education in Chalin
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MIERZYN | The Międzychód district
Campsite No. 108 Mierzyn
„Pod Brzozami”
VIVIII
64-400 Międzychód, Mierzyn
tel. 095 748 15 24, 095 748 15 23, fax 095 748 15 25
[email protected]
www.mierzyn.cil.pl
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The campsite is located on the way from Międzychód to
Drezdenko, in a wooded area, in the centre of a vast
(21ha) "Mierzyn-Ustronie" Holiday Centre which
belongs to the Międzychód Centre of Sports, Tourism
and Recreation at Mierzyńskie Lake (48ha). The Centre
offers an open sports and leisure base including: a
supervised beach, water sports equipment rental, shops,
restaurants and bars. Among the recreation events
organized by the Centre are beach volleyball tournaments (Grand Prix Mierzyn), beach ball tournaments as
well as contests in swimming and water sports. A huge
attraction is the Strong Man Tournament. On the nearby
shooting range you can also have a go at shooting.
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70 pitches for tents
16 pitches for caravans
a shared kitchen
bathroom facilities
a day room
a sports field
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MIERZYN
The campsite is a good base for trips to visit
neighbouring Międzychód, located next to the Warta
River and Miejskie Lake. The town has an untypical
urban layout consisting of three former urban
formations. From the old buildings, of particular
interest is Rynkowa Street, with a group of houses
standing with their gable walls towards the street;
currently very rare. In the vicinity of the church there is
one of Międzychód's tourist attractions: an artesian
water spring containing a considerable amount of
hydrogen sulfide and available from a communal pump.
Mierzyn is located within Puszcza Notecka (the Noteć
forest), which allows for organizing various walks along
wood trails and picking the abundant mushrooms there.
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
Międzychód, Rynkowa street
PHOTO: THE MIĘDZYCHÓD CENTRE FOR SPORT AND RECREATION ARCHIVE
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Zbąszyń fortress at Błędno Lake (742ha), also known as
Zbąszyńskie Lake, and is 400m away from the town
centre. Zbąszyń is an old castellan fortified town with
a partly intact fortress of the Dutch type with a Renaissance entrance gate from the turn of the 16th c. Near
the Market Square there is a baroque Church of the
Assumption of the Virgin Mary from the mid 18th c.
with valuable interior elements. e.g. gravestones of the
Garczyński family, who were the former owners of the
town. An interesting example of monumental architecture is the railway station originating from the interwar period. At that time, Zbąszyń was a border station.
In the centre, on the Obra River, there is a unique monument to John Paul II which shows Karol Wojtyła sitting
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a water sports equipment rental
bikes
a beach
fishing opportunities
ZBĄSZYŃ
Poznań
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
The town surroundings are perfect for tourism,
especially for water sports. The Obra River flows
through a chain of lakes (e.g.: Wielkowiejskie,
Chobienickie, Zbąszyńskie, Lutol, Wielkie) and forms a
popular canoeing route. Another curiosity of the region
is the unique folklore connected with a musical
instrument called the kozioł, which is a type of bagpipe.
The instrument inspired the creation of the Region of
Kozioł (Region Kozła), an economic and tourist
association of 7 neighbouring communes. In the Market
Square in Zbąszyń you can see a charming kozioł player,
albeit made of bronze.
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
64-360 Zbąszyń, ul. Garczyńskich 5a
tel. 068 38 69 407 fax 068 38 68 050, mobile: 785 617 176
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
[email protected]
www.centrumsportu-zbaszyn.pl
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
The statue of a Polish bagpipe player in Zbąszyń
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PHOTO: THE GOŁUCHÓW CENTRE FOR SPORT AND TOURISM ARCHIVE
GOŁUCHÓW | The Pleszew district
Campsite No. 106 Gołuchów
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63-322 Gołuchów
ul. Leśna 1
tel./fax 062 761 8281, 062 76 15 177
mobile: 606 662 954
PHOTO: THE COMMUNE OFFICE IN GOŁUCHÓW ARCHIVE
The campsite in Gołuchów is part of the Gołuchów
Tourism and Sports Centre (GOTiS) at Zalew Gołuchowski Lake (51ha), which was created by damming up
the Ciemna river. Next to its school, there are the
Centre’s sports and leisure facilities with a court for
volleyball and beach ball, a football stadium, tennis
courts, a school gym and playgrounds.
PHOTO: THE COMMUNE OFFICE IN GOŁUCHÓW ARCHIVE
Gołuchów is a popular Polish tourist and holiday centre.
The castle houses a branch of the National Museum in
Poznan. The Renaissance castle of the Leszczyński family, rebuilt by Izabela Działyńska in the 19th c, refers in
its style to the French castles at the Loire River. It houses
an exhibition of historical interiors as well as a collection
of ancient Greek vessels - the so called Gołuchów vases.
Around the castle and along the Ciemna River there is
the largest arboretum in Poland, 162 hectares in size,
with domestic and foreign trees. Among them there are a
dozen unique specimens and a few hundred other types
trees. The park is looked after by the Forest Culture
Centre (Ośrodek Kultury Leśnej), which is a special unit of
the State Forest’s national range. The Centre protects
Polish forestry heritage by running the Forestry
Museum (Muzeum Leśnictwa) and the Exemplary Animal
Pen (Pokazowa Zagroda Zwierząt). Currently, you can see
wisent and fallow deer there, as well as wild boar and
konik (a small, Polish semi-wild horse).
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
The biggest rock in the Wielkopolska region
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Near the campsite, in the Jedlicki Woods, 2km from the
centre of Gołuchów, there is the largest erratict (glacial
rock) in Wielkopolska, called the Stone of St. Jadwiga or
St. Kinga and connected with numerous legends. It is a
grey Scandinavian granite of 22m in circumference and
3.5m in height.
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bathroom facilities
a day room
catering
a sports field
a sandy beach
a supervised bathing beach
a water sports equipment rental
food and drink outlets
fishing opportunities
Poznań
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KÓRNIK | The Poznań district
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a playground
sports fields
a place for a bonfire and barbecue
an unsupervised bathing beach
a marina
fishing opportunities
KÓRNIK
The castle in Kórnik
PHOTO: WOT ARCHIVE
Motorized tourists can go on a trip along the popular
Kórnik Route (Szlak Kórnicki) leading through Kórnik,
Bnin, Rogalin, Puszczykowo, the Wielkopolska National
Park and Szreniawa to Poznań. For those who prefer
walking trips and having contact with nature, there is the
Bobrowy Szlak nature and education trail (with three
levels of difficulty) leading from nearby Świątniki to
Czmoniec. A popular tourist trail (red) of Mieczysław
Orłowicz leads from Kórnik (there is a plaque dedicated
to Orłowicz on the town hall) to Zaniemyśl along the
valley of the lakes near Kórnik and Zaniemyśl. Those
who like big cities can go 20km by road to Poznań.
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
Poznań
The campsite is situated on the premises of the Sports
and Recreation Centre (OSiR) in Kórnik, on the so called
Błonia at Kórnickie Lake (82ha). Nearby, there is a sports
stadium and the Nestor Motel. The town centre is 500m
away and you can reach it from the main street leading to
the market square. In its centre there is a nice town hall
with a rooster at the top, which is the symbol of the town.
At noon you can hear the cock crowing and the bugle call
of Kórnik. Attractions of Kórnik are widely known and
they are worth devoting some time to. At the market
square there is the so called Eye of the Needle (Igielne
ucho), which is a passageway leading to a Jewish synagogue
ruined during World War II. From the campsite you can
go by the "Anna Maria” ship to the castle on the other
side of the lake. The neo-Gothic castle houses a museum
with rich collections, as well as the Polish Academy of
Sciences Library in Kórnik, and is surrounded by an
arboretum of the Institute of Dendrology of the Polish
Academy of Sciences (PAN). The ship's marina is next to
a large car park on the so called Prowent (a former manor
farm) where the Polish poet Wisława Szymborska
(a Nobel laureate) was born, and there is a plaque on a
building there informing us of this.
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
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tel/fax 061 817 01 83
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
[email protected]
www.reges.home.pl/kornik.htm
Rogalin Oaks
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
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BARANOWO | The Poznań district
Campsite No. 30
„Turist Camp” Baranowo
250
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
Because the campsite is near Poznań, it is a good base for
sightseeing trips to the city. One way of getting to know
the city is by walking the increasingly popular Kings and
Emperors Route (Trakt Królewsko-Cesarski). It leads
from the royal residence of the former kings Mieszko I
and Bolesław Chrobry on the Ostrów Tumski island
through the Góra Przemysła hill with the royal castle.
Poznań was also visited by the Emperor Otto III, the
current patron of united Europe, on his way to the
famous Congress of Gniezno in 1000ad. Another
emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte, stayed four times in the
former Jesuit College. For the German emperor William
II a monumental castle was built which currently houses
the "Zamek" Cultural Centre. On the basis of the
cultural values of the city, the route touches upon four
themes: history, monuments of architecture, culture and
the tradition of Wielkopolska, underlining their
uniqueness across Poland. It is impossible to cover the
whole Route during one day as it encompasses over 60
attractions.
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
PHOTO: WOT ARCHIVE
The Imperial Castle in Poznań
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[email protected]
www.camping30.webon.pl
62-081 Przeźmierowo, Baranowo
tel. 061 814 28 12 mobile: 502 049 002 fax 061 814 27 28
The Campsite is located in a wooded area, on a high bank
of the Kierskie Lake (286ha), one of larger sailing
centres in Poland. It is situated on the way from Poznań
to Szamotuły, 12km away from Poznań city centre. The
campsite was given an award in the Mister Camping
contest.
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
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21 chalets for 5 guests, with a kitchen
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a shared kitchen
washing facilities
a playground for children
a volleyball and handball court
a billiards room
a cafe and restaurant
a supervised bathing beach 500m
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a water sports equipment rental
fishing areas
BARANOWO
Poznań
BOGUSZYN | The Środa Wielkopolska district
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BOGUSZYN
The campsite is very untypical by Polish standards. It is
located just outside Boguszyn village between Książ
Wielkopolski and Nowe Miasto nad Wartą. It is situated
in open country among farmland. The Campsite is
administrated by a Dutch family.
In the village, there survives the manor complex of the
Sczaniecki family from the mid 19th c., relating to the
romantic neo-Gothic style.
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
If you would like to go for a longer walk, then go to the
Warta River which flows here in a vast valley with numerous bends and old river beds. Nearby Książ Wielkopolski is a small town famous for the battle of the scythebearing peasant recruits (kosynierzy) during the Springtime of Nations of 1848. There are two mounds burying
the bodies of the insurrectionists. Going in the opposite
direction you will get to Chocicza, with an impressive
eclectic palace from the early 20th c. Going a bit further
you will reach Nowe Miasto nad Wartą, a small charming
town with a Gothic Church of the Holy Trinity with
valuable Renaissance polychrome. Just outside Nowe
Miasto is the Herman's Horse Farm (Folwark Konny
Hermanów) offering horseback riding courses.
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
Poznań
63-041 Boguszyn, ul. Słoneczna
mobile: 691 346 788
mobile: 723 306 597 (English/German/Dutch)
tel. the Netherlands: 0031 518 412 047
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
[email protected]
www.campingdekleinestad.nl
Campsite No. 249 „Małe Miasto”
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
The church in Nowe Miasto
PHOTO: P. FIGURSKI
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WĄGROWIEC | The Wągrowiec district
Campsite No. 224
„Jagiturcamp” Wągrowiec
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PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
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A former Cistercian monastery in Wągrowiec
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
The church in Tarnowo Pałuckie
The most important advantage of the town is its location
in the vicinity of 3 lakes: the Durowskie, Kobyleckie and
Rygielskie lakes. This means it’s perfect for leisure and
water sports. It is the seat of the "Wielspin" Rehabilitation
and Leisure Centre for the Disabled, which is one of the
most modern centres in Europe. A huge tourist attraction
is the unique cross of two rivers, the Wełna and Nielba,
and is one of a kind in Europe. Wągrowiec boasts important monuments: the Gothic Parish Church of St. James,
from the 16th c, with an untypical(unusual) bell tower and a
former, baroque Cistercian Monastery of the Assumption
of the Virgin Mary. The seat of the Regional Museum is
Opatówka, the former seat of Cistercian abbots.
In the close vicinity of Wągrowiec there are numerous
important monuments: in Tarnowo Pałuckie there is the
wooden Church of St. Nicholas with Renaissance polychrome, recognized as the oldest in Poland. A bit further,
near Łekno, the remains of the oldest Cistercian abbey in
Poland, founded in 1153, have been discovered. On the
way to Gniezno, on a wooded hill, there is a curious stone
tomb in the shape of a pyramid, housing Franciszek
Łakiński, who was a cavalry captain in Napoleon's army.
Further on, in Budziejewko, there is one of the largest
glacial rock in Poland, called the Stone of St. Adalbert
measuring 20.5m in circumference.
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www.turysta.org
62-100 Wągrowiec, ul. Kościuszki 59
tel. 067 262 77 43 mobile: 503 017 100 fax. 067 262 39 54
The campsite is situated in a wooded area in the centre of
the premises of the Sports and Recreation Centre (OSiR)
in Wągrowiec at Durowskie Lake (144 ha). The Centre
boasts one of the higher quality bases for sports and leisure in Wielkopolska which includes: a complex of sports
fields, swimming pools, a supervised beach, water sports
equipment rental, tennis courts, a sports hall, a gym, spas,
and a hotel with a restaurant.
PHOTO: THE COMMUNE OFFICE IN WĄGROWIEC ARCHIVE
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Poznań
WRZEŚNIA | The Września district
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WRZEŚNIA
Września is a vibrant town famous for the well-known
school strike of 1901 in which 118 children protested
against the compulsory learning of religion in German.
Currently, the former Catholic People's School (Katolicka
Szkoła Ludowa) houses the Regional Museum of the
Children of Września. Next to the Museum there is the
Gothic Parish Church of the Assumption of the Virgin
Mary and St. Stanislaw from the mid 15th c. with baroque
interiors. The Market Square in Września is also charming with its historical tenement houses and its neoGothic Town Hall. There is also a place commemorated
to the burning of four women in 1720 for doing magic.
Next to the campsite you can also see another town
monument - the wooden Church of the Holy Cross
from the 17th c.
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
The neighbourhood of the town abounds in interesting
monuments which you can see during short trips.
Especially interesting is the huge fortification in Grzybowo dating back to the early 10th c. It is the venue of the
International Rally of Slavic Warriors (Międzynarodowy
Zjazd Wojowników Słowiańskich) which involves fight
shows and presentations of craft. Also in Grzybowo
there is an untypical cemetery chapel mirroring the early
Romanesque Chapel of St. Felix and Adauctus, which is
built on the Wawel hill in Cracow. Other attractions can
be found in Czerniejewo and Miłosław, which boast
impressive palaces in vast parks.
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
Poznań
The campsite is situated on the Lipówka artificial lake
(22ha), created on the small river Wrześnica. At the lake
there is a beach, a restaurant and recreational area. The
campsite is part of the Września Sports and Recreation
Facilities. They also encompass the nearby complex of
swimming pools and the amphitheatre in the Park of the
Children of Września (Park Dzieci Wrzesińskich).
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
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tel. 061 437 00 45
mobile: 504 169 380 fax 061 436 05 52
PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT
[email protected]
www.wosr.wrzesnia.pl
Campsite No. 190 Września
The International Meeting of Slav Warriors
in Grzybowo
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Information
www.turystyka-wielkopolska.pl
www.wielkopolska.travel
www.turystyka-kulturowa-wlkp.pl
Polish Tourism
Organization centres
abroad
AUSTRIA
Polnisches Fremdenverkehrsamt
Lerchenfelder Strasse 2, A-1080 Wien
tel. (+43 1) 524 71 91 12, fax 524 71 91 20
[email protected]
BELGIUM
Office Polonais du Tourisme
Avenue de la Renaissance, 20, 1000 Brussels
tel. (+32 2) 740 06 20, fax 742 37 35
[email protected]
FRANCE
Office National Polonais de Tourisme
9,rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris
tel. (+33 1) 42 44 19 00, fax 42 97 52 25
[email protected]
Poznań
Gołuchów
Regional Tourist Information Centre
Stary Rynek 56/60, 61-772 Poznań
tel. 061 852 61 56, fax 061 855 33 79
e-mail: [email protected]
Tourist Information Point
Gołuchów Commune Office
ul. Lipowa 1, 63-322 Gołuchów
tel. 062 261 70 17, fax 062 761 70 82
e-mail: [email protected]
www.goluchow.pl
City Information Centre
ul. Ratajczaka 44, 61-816 Poznań
(entrance ul. 27 Grudnia)
tel. 061 851 96 45, 061 94 31
e-mail: [email protected]
www.cim.poznan.pl
Other locations:
- M1 Shopping Centre, ul. Szwajcarska 14
Poznańska bookshop stand, tel. 061 653 19 76
- Ławica Airport, ul. Bukowska 285
tel. 061 849 21 40
Kalisz
Tourist Information Centre
ul. Chodyńskiego 3 (entrance ul. Zamkowa)
62-800 Kalisz
tel./fax 062 598 27 31
e-mail: [email protected]
www.kalisz.pl
Information: www.city.poznan.pl
Leszno
Tourist Information Desk at the Poznań
Railway Station Glob-Tour FB
ul. Dworcowa 1
61-801 Poznań, tel. 061 866 06 67
Tourist Information
ul. Słowiańska 24, 64-100 Leszno
tel./fax 065 529 81 92
e-mail: [email protected]
www.leszno-region.pl
Tourism Service Office
Stary Rynek 90, 61-773 Poznań
tel. 061 852 18 39, 061 852 37 56
e-mail: [email protected]
www.bort.pl
Chodzież
Tourist Information Point
by the City Public Library in Chodzież
ul. Kościuszki 32, 64-800 Chodzież
tel. 067 381 81 38
www.chodziez.pl
Czarnków
Tourist Information Point
in Czarnków-Trzcianka District Office
ul. Rybaki 3, 64-700 Czarnków
tel./fax 067 255 20 88
e-mail: [email protected]
www.czarnkowsko-trzcianecki.pl
Gniezno
District Tourist Information Centre
ul. Rynek 14, 62-200 Gniezno
tel./fax 061 428 41 00
e-mail: [email protected]
www.powiat-gniezno.pl
Murowana Goślina
Commune Tourist Information Centre
Plac Powstańców Wielkopolskich 9
62-095 Murowana Goślina
tel. 061 811 88 48, 061 811 88 28
fax 061 812 22 44
e-mail: [email protected]
www.murowana-goslina.pl
Piła
District Tourist Information Point
Culture House in Piła – in the hall
plac Staszica 1, 64-920 Piła
tel. 067 210 94 86, fax 067 210 50 02
e-mail: [email protected]
www.powiat-pilski.intrux.pl
Śrem
Tourist Information Centre
ul. Kilińskiego 2, 63-100 Śrem
tel./fax 061 28 35 467
e-mail: [email protected]
www.biblioteka.srem.pl
Wolsztyn
Commune Tourist Information Centre
ul. Roberta Kocha 12a, 64-200 Wolsztyn
tel. 068 347 31 04
e-mail: [email protected]
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SPAIN
Oficina Nacional Polonais de Tourismo de Polonia
c/ Princesa 3 duplicado, local 1310, 28008 Madrid
tel. (+34) 91 541 48 08, fax 91 541 34 23
[email protected]
THE NETHERLANDS
Pools Informatiebureau voor Toerisme
Leidsestraat 64, 1017 PD Amsterdam
tel. (+31 20) 625 35 70, fax 623 09 29
[email protected]
JAPAN
Polish National Tourist Office
Keio Nishi Shinjuku Minami Bldg. 7F
3-4-4 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023
tel. (+81 3) 5908 3808, fax (+81 3) 5908 3809
[email protected]
GERMANY
Polnisches Fremdenverkehrsamt
Kurfürstendamm 71, 10709 Berlin
tel. (+49 30) 21 00 92 0, fax 21 00 92 14
[email protected]
USA
Polish National Tourist Office
5 Marine View Plaza, Hoboken, NJ-07030-5722
tel. (+1-201) 420 9910, fax 584 9153
[email protected]
RUSSIA
Predstawitelstwo Polskoj Touristiczeskoj Organizacji
ul. Zemlanoj Wal 66/20, ART BUILDING
109004 Moskwa
tel. (+7 495) 510 6210, fax 510 6211
[email protected]
SWEDEN
Polska Statens Turistbyra
Karlvägen 47
114 49 Stockholm
tel. (+46 8) 20 56 05, fax 21 04 65
[email protected]
HUNGARY
Lengyel Nemzeti Idegenforgalmi Kepviselet
Karoly krt. 11, 1075 Budapest
tel. (+36 1) 269 78 09, fax 269 78 10
[email protected]
GREAT BRITAIN
Polish National Tourist Office
Westgate House, West Gate, London W5 1YY
tel. (+44 0) 300 303 1812, 300 303 1813
fax (+44 0) 300 303 1814
[email protected]
ITALY
Ufficio Turistico Polacco
Via G.B. Martini, 6, 00198 Roma
tel. (+39 06) 482 70 60, fax 481 75 69
[email protected]
UKRAINE
Polski Ośrodek Informacji Turystycznej w Kijowie
Khreshchatyk 25, lok. 98, 01001 Kyiv
tel.: (+38 044) 278 67 28, fax: 278 66 70
[email protected]