Kołobrzeg is more than just the sun, beach and harbour. If you are bored with sunbathing, walking in the harbour or when the weather plays a trick on you, we recommend taking a walk along the trails of the medieval Kołobrzeg residents.
When visiting the oldest parts of the city, it is worth remembering that in the spring of 1945 the battlefront swept across Kołobrzeg, as a result of which the city was destroyed in almost 90%. Therefore, wishing to learn about the old history of Kolobrzeg, you should visit a few surviving, but precious monuments. In the place of the Old Town a completely new district was created, refereed to by the local residents as the New Old Town. In this place, new buildings looking like well-kept, old tenement houses were erected between the real old town buildings.
Numerous elements and details borrowed from old architectural styles create a unique atmosphere of the Old Town. In the centre of the New Old Town there is a neo-Gothic town hall. There are no open spaces here. The compact design of buildings dominates the narrow streets of the New Old Town. The huge Gothic cathedral basilica towers over the entire area. This place, thanks to its unique atmosphere, reminds visitors of both the oldest and the most recent history of the city.
The specific microclimate, valuable raw materials (mud and brine), professional staff and a well-equipped treatment facilities have made us one of the most famous and valued health spas in Poland.
The location of the health spa in Kołobrzeg makes it the mildest climate in Poland, hence the smallest temperature amplitudes in the year, short winters with little snowfall. In summer, on the other hand, we can enjoy a large number of sunny days. However, holidays spent exclusively on sunbathing attract only a few.
Attractive holiday means first of all active recreation. Nowadays, the trend is towards health and spa trips. Thanks to a wide range of treatments, we will help you to cure ailments related to respiratory tract , locomotor system and cardiovascular diseases.
The Kołobrzeg lighthouse was first lit in 1666. Fire appeared there only when a ship was approaching the harbour. Since the city was particularly vulnerable to the attacks of sea robbers, a fortress was built at the mouth of Parsęta into the sea in order to defend the harbour. In 1899, next to the fortress in Kołobrzeg, a pilot station with a 25-metre-long lighthouse tower was built. The characteristic red light had then the range of around 8 nautical miles. In 1909, the Kołobrzeg lighthouse was rebuilt, which gave it a new massive silhouette. In March 1945, it was blown up by the retreating Germans. The lighthouse was re-erected at a new location on the platform of the old fort. Since the beach sand was used to prepare the mortar, the inner plaster of the tower now shows massive salt efflorescence. In 1981, a complete renovation was carried out, adapting the building to the needs of the numerous visitors.
It is worth mentioning that the Kołobrzeg lighthouse was featured in the coat of arms of the Kolberg family from Pomerania, who were granted nobility in the period of the Kingdom of Poland’s existence in 1829. The most famous Polish ethnographer, Oskar Kolberg, in spite of the Germans who believed he was of German origin, had his Slavic roots in Kołobrzeg, which was known in German as Kolberg.
The Kołobrzeg pier is a great attraction of the city. The first pier in Kołobrzeg was built in 1881 by the Coastal Palace and was 100 meters long. During World War II the pier and the palace were destroyed. The one we can walk on today was commissioned on 19 June 1971.
The Kołobrzeg pier is the longest reinforced concrete structure in Poland. The width
of today’s pier is 9 m and it is 220 m long. There are benches here on which you can relax and admire the nearby lighthouse. At the very end of the pier there is a small marina for cruise ships.
FORTIFICATIONS OF A FORTRESS
Kołobrzeg in the period between the seventeenth and the nineteenth century was a fortress-city, and at that time the largest fortifications were built. Kołobrzeg also played a defensive role during World War II.
Some of the fortifications have survived to this day – by the beach there are the walls of the Kamienny rampart from the thirties of the nineteenth century, while in General Henryk Dąbrowski Park you can see some parts of the fortress ditches from the eighteenth century.
On the edge of the city, by the road to Koszalin, a big signboard “Rides with military armoured vehicles” attracts big and small fans of the series “Four Tank-Men and a Dog”. Those interested in unconventional form of recreation and fun-lovers can take an unforgettable ride under the supervision of an instructor who watches over the safety of tank-men.
You may choose from the vehicles withdrawn from the army, such as: T55 tank (36 tons, 800 horsepower, 350 litres of oil per 100 km!!!), armoured cars, armoured transporters or a floating self-propelled transporter. However, you can only take a ride in a heavy equipment as a passenger. To complete your military adventure, you must try the real pea soup cooked in the military field kitchen and shoot with pneumatic gun at the shooting range. Afterwards, you may visit a military shop and buy a becoming helmet – a great souvenir or a perfect gift.
We hope that you will join the group of our Guests who love the Polish sea and visit our suites in Kołobrzeg every year.
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