TRANSPORT

KATOWICE

  • KATOWICE – GDYNIA.
    TRAIN (PKP) IS THE BEST. THE CAR COMES OUT SIMILARLY (INCLUDING FUEL PRICES AND MOTORWAY TOLLS), BUT DRIVING IS MUCH LONGER, NOT TO MENTION LATER PROBLEMS WITH PARKING. RAIL IN OUR CASE IS A 33% CHEAPER (DISCOUNT FOR SENIORS) AND ONLY, THEREFORE, THE RIDE IS PROFITABLE. RIDE PLEASANT AND HASSLE-FREE (6 HOURS 25 min.). THE SECOND-CLASS TICKET PRICE @ 132.30 PLN INCLUDES ONE BEVERAGE. SURPRISES LACK OF WI-FI IN THIS CLASS. THERE IS A RESTAURANT WAGON. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GO THERE TO EAT SOMETHING. FOOD CAN BE ORDERED. THE WAITER WILL BRING IT.
  • KATOWICE – CRACOW BY CAR – THE MOST CONVENIENT AND MOST EXPENSIVE MEDIUM. THE GREATEST ADVANTAGE OF COURSE IS FULL INDEPENDENCE. IN ADDITION TO THE COST OF FUEL (ABOUT 80 km) YOU HAVE TO PAY THE FEE: MOTORWAY (20 PLN) AND PARKING (FROM 3 PLN + / HOUR). BUT NOTE: FOR 4 PEOPLE THE COSTS WILL NOT BE AS LOW AS THE BUS RIDE, BUT WILL NOT BE FAR FROM IT … IF YOU ADD TO THAT THE COSTS OF MOST FUEL-EFFICIENT CAR AND YOU WILL PARK SOMEWHERE FOR NOTHING, THEN GO FOR IT (GO BY CAR) …
  • KATOWICE – CRACOW BY BUS – THE BUS STATION KATOWICE, PIOTRA SKARGI ST (BY THE “SUPERSAM”) – THE CRACOW BUS STATION ON THE REARS OF THE PKP RAILWAY STATION. TRAVELLING TO CRACOW IS STOPPING EARLIER AT THREE STOPS ON DEMAND: ROUNDABOUT OF THE VICTIMS OF KATYN (RONDO OFIAR KATYNIA), AGH STUDENT’S VILLAGE AND CZARNOWIEJSKA ST BY THE MAIN AGH LIBRARY.FOR THOSE WHO TRAVEL FROM KRAKOW TO KATOWICE THERE ARE ONLY TWO POSSIBILITIES: THE BUS STATION NEXT TO THE KRAKOW MAIN RAILWAY STATION OR THE MODLNICZKA (LEROY MERLIN). THIS ROUTE SUPPORTS SEVERAL LINES. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND UNIBUS AND INTER – THE TWO COLLABORATING COMPANIES. THESE TWO CARRIERS TRAVEL FROM TUESDAY TO THURSDAY EVERY 20 MINUTES, AND ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND MONDAY EVERY 15 MINUTES. TRAVEL TIME – DEPENDING ON STOPS – BETWEEN 55 AND 70 min. FIRST COURSE AT 5:30 a.m.; LAST 9:30 p.m. TICKET PRICE 14 PLN, REDUCED 12. WHEN YOU BUY A RETURN TICKET YOU SAVE 3 PLN (OVER 10%). AT NIGHT YOU CAN TAKE THE INFOBUS, LEO EXPRESS (STOPS AT THE BALICE AIRPORT) AND POLSKI BUS. I CONSIDER THE TRIP BY BUS TO BE OPTIMAL. ESPECIALLY IF WE HAVE SOME FLEXIBLE HOURS AND WE CONSIDERING THE CONVENIENCE AND PRICE.
  • KATOWICE – CRACOW BY PKP (POLISH STATE RAILWAYS) KATOWICE MAIN RAILWAY STATION KRAKOW MAIN TRAIN STATION. DEPARTURES ABOUT ONCE EVERY 90 MINUTES. FIRST APPROX. 3:00 a.m., THE LAST ONE FROM KATOWICE AROUND THE 8:00 p.m. ONLY 9 CONNECTIONS A DAY. PRICE OF FULL FARE TICKET 24 PLN. TRIP LENGTH OF AT LEAST 130 min. ? IS IT POSSIBLE TO COVER THIS DISTANCE WORSE? I AM DOUBTING … I STRONGLY DISCOURAGE ?
  • KATOWICE – MALBORK.
    BY CAR 502 km, 5 HOURS. FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW THE ROUTE: PRACTICALLY ALL THE TIME YOU ARE DRIVING E 75 – DUAL CARRIAGEWAY ON LAWS OF THE MOTORWAY, AND A1 – AMBER HIGHWAY. AT PRESENT, 120 km OF A1 (FROM THE NOWA WIES TO SWAROZYN) IS PAYABLE. IN MY OPINION TO MUCH, BECAUSE 25 PLN. AFTER LEAVING THE HIGHWAY IN SWAROZYN, YOU STILL HAVE 25 km AHEAD OF YOU. ABOUT HALFWAY – ON THE RIGHT DRIVING TOWARDS MALBORK – THERE IS A LPG (ONLY) STATION – THE CHEAPEST ONE ON THE WHOLE ROUTE FROM SILESIA. IF YOU USE LPG, FILL IN THE TANK HERE, BECAUSE SOMETIMES THE OWNER CLOSES THE STATION AT A STRANGE TIME.
502 km / 5 h.

CRACOW

ATTENTION: IN BALICE – ON CRACOW AIRPORT – YOU MAY HAVE PROBLEMS ACCEPTING THE ELECTRONIC INDIAN VISA. IN OUR CASE, THIS CONCERNED THE CHECK-IN COUNTER CREW OF THE KLM. AT THE CHECK-IN, OUR DOCUMENTS CONFIRMING THE POSSESSION OF VISAS WERE REGARDED INSUFFICIENT, AS THEY DID NOT HAVE ANY PHOTOGRAPHS OR BAR CODE. THE SCRAMBLE LASTED OVER 120 MINUTES. OUR NERVOUSNESS REACHED THE ZENITH. FOR HOW LONG CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW INDIAN VISA GETS DONE? FINALLY COMES THE MESSAGE: WE CAN FLY.

THE WORST THING HAPPENED AFTER OUR RETURN. WE WOULD LIKE TO PROTECT TRAVELLERS FROM SIMILAR TO OUR ADVENTURES DURING THE FLIGHT – READ HERE. WHEN WE WANTED TO PASS ON OUR REMARKS CONCERNING THE PROBLEM OF INDIAN VISAS TO THE KLM PERSONNEL, WE WERE TREATED LIKE MUCK. NOBODY COULD (OR DID NOT WANT TO) POINT OUT THE PLACE THAT USUALLY COLLECTS THIS TYPE OF INFO. BAD LUCK. WE WILL HAVE TO ARRANGE IT IN WRITING … APPARENTLY KLM DOESN’T GIVES A FUCK ABOUT ANY COMPENSATION THAT WILL HAVE TO BE PAID TO PASSENGERS WHO WERE NOT LET ON THE PLANE. REMEMBER – FIGHT TO THE END. ): ): ): ):
PS: IN AMSTERDAM AND BANGALORE, THIS SAME VISA PRINTS DID NOT TRIGGER ANY REACTIONS. PASSPORT CLEARANCE IN INDIA LASTED LESS THAN 10 MINUTES.

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TRICITY

SKM COMMUTER TRAIN – THE FASTEST AND THE BEST LINK IN THE TRI-CITY. TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED IN A NUMBER OF WAYS.  IN: CHECKOUT, VENDING MACHINE, FIRST TRAIN CAR OR INTERNET VIA SKYCASH APPLICATION. DO NOT FORGET THAT WHEN YOU ARE 60, YOU PAY MUCH LESS.

THE TICKET PRICE FOR THE SKM TRAIN RUNNING IN THE TRI-CITY DEPENDS ON THE LENGTH OF THE ROUTE. THERE ARE VARIOUS DISCOUNTS: FOR STUDENTS, DISABLES, PENSIONERS, FOR THE ELDERLY. THERE ARE ALSO ONE OR TWO-DAY TICKETS. WHEN YOU BUYING A TICKET, YOU SHOULD CHECK WHETHER THERE IS ANY DISCOUNT APPLYING. THE TICKET IS BEING VALIDATED IN THE TICKET PUNCH BEFORE THE ENTRANCE TO THE TRAIN. YOU CAN ALSO ALWAYS BUY A TICKET FROM THE CONDUCTOR IN THE FIRST TRAIN CAR OR VIA THE SKYCASH APP.

BUYING A SENIOR TICKET IN THE VENDING MACHINE AT THE TRAIN STATION IS A WASTE OF TIME. THE MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE A DISCOUNT OPTION FOR THE SENIOR CITIZENS. OTHER, SIMILAR TICKETS CANNOT BE USED WITHOUT PROPER ID. DO NOT GET TIRED. BUY IT FROM THE CONDUCTOR.

  • GDANSK
    FROM THE GDANSK MAIN RAILWAY STATION TO THE MUSEUM OF II WW LOCATED IN THE FORMER SHIPYARD AREAS IT IS 1200 m.THE FERRY CONNECTING OF TWO WHARVES THE OLD TOWN – THE SHIP IS SAILING REGULARLY THERE AND BACK ACROSS THE CHANNEL.
  • GDYNIA
    ACCESS TO THE MUSEUM OF EMIGRATION – BY SKM TRAIN TO THE GDYNIA-STOCZNIA STOP LOCATED MORE THAN 2 km FROM THE MUSEUM BUILDING. THE WALK WILL TAKE c. 25 min. YOU CAN GET A BUS FROM THE GDYNIA CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION.GDYNIA-STOCZNIA
  • SOPOT
    THERE ARE ONLY A DOZEN LUGGAGE STORAGE LOCKERS AT THE TRAIN STATION. OFTEN ALL OF THEM OCCUPIED. IT IS SURPRISING THAT IN SUCH A TOURIST TOWN THERE ARE SO FEW CUPBOARDS.

ACCOMMODATION

UNLESS SPECIFIED OTHERWISE, PRICES APPLY TO DOUBLE ROOMS WITH AIR-CONDITIONING AND BATHROOM

 

MALBORK

  • VILLA OPTIMAL” IS ACTUALLY AN OPTIMAL PLACE FOR NOT VERY DEMANDING CUSTOMERS, WILLING TO PAY A RATHER HIGH PRICE FOR THE NIGHT. THERE ARE SMALLER AND LARGER APARTMENTS, CLEAN AND FAIRLY FRESH LOOKING.
    THE DOWNSIDE OF OUR APARTMENT – APART FROM THE INADEQUATE PRICE – WAS THE LACK OF A REASONABLE WARDROBE IN WHICH ONE COULD HANG THINGS ON HANGERS; TOWEL HANGERS IN THE BATHROOM PLACED VERY FAR FROM THE SHOWER CABIN, AND NO ROOM THERE FOR SHAMPOOS, SOAPS, SPONGES, etc.
    PROS: IS A FAIRLY LARGE FREE PARKING FOR CUSTOMERS, A GARDEN WITH A TRAMPOLINE FOR CHILDREN, THE PROXIMITY OF A LARGE DISCOUNT STORE “NETTO”, SILENCE AND THE VERY COMMUNICATIVE, OBLIGING OWNER.
    THE OBJECT IS CONSTANTLY MODERNIZED AND THERE IS A CHANCE TO BRINGING IT TO A STATE THAT IMPROVES THE VALUE FOR MONEY.
    WE BOOKED THIS DISTANT AT THE c. 1500 m FROM THE CASTLE ACCOMMODATION A FEW MONTHS EARLIER. MALBORK ATTRACTS CROWDS DURING THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS, SO ONE HAD TO PROTECT YOURSELF. ALL THE MORE SO BECAUSE WE PLANNED THE STAY ON THE DAYS IN WHICH THERE ARE HISTORICAL STAGINGS NAMED “THE SIEGE OF MALBORK“.
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MIEDZYGORZE (WÖLFELSGRUND)

THEY HAVE A LOT OF BETTER AND WORSE NIGHT SHELTERS HERE. TWO OF THEM I GOT TO KNOW QUITE WELL. BOTH ARE STYLISH VILLAS FROM THE LATE 19TH CENTURY.

  • GUESTHOUSE “SARENKA” – MORE CENTRALLY LOCATED, OFFERS ACCOMMODATION IN VERY SIMPLY EQUIPPED, EN SUITE ROOMS. HERE A MODERNIZATION WOULD BE USEFUL. BEDS OK. CLEAN. VERY POOR TV SIGNAL PRACTICALLY DOES NOT ALLOW YOU TO WATCH PROGRAMS. WE DID NOT TRY MEALS FROM THE HOTEL’S RESTAURANT. UNLESS “A MEAL” WE WILL CALL A STRONG SMELL OF COOKING, SPREADING OVER A THREE-STOREY BUILDING. IT WAS THE BIGGEST FAULT OF THIS PLACE. IN OUR OPINION, THE PRICE IS A BIT TOO HIGH.
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  • VILLA PEPINA” – RECENTLY RESTORED BEAUTIFUL VILLA FULL OF CHARACTER. BIG ROOMS, SOME HAVE A BALCONY. COMFORTABLE BEDS. CLEAN. GOT BILLIARD ROOM, THE LIBRARY. GREAT, VERY SUBSTANTIAL BREAKFAST @ 20 PLN. GOOD SERVICE. HIGH PRICES, BUT ALSO UNUSUAL CONDITIONS.
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NIESULOWICE (BARYCZ VALLEY)

  • THE HOTEL AND RESTAURANT AT “W STARYM MŁYNIE” (IN THE OLD MILL). LOCATED ABOUT 5 km FROM MILICZ, THE “IN THE OLD MILL” INN INCLUDES 9 ROOMS WITH BATHROOMS AND A SMALL RESTAURANT.QUITE SPACIOUS, BASIC EQUIPPED ROOMS OFFER REASONABLE COMFORT FOR SHORT-TERM TRAVELLERS. THOSE WHO STAY LONGER MAY COMPLAIN ABOUT THE LACK OF LARGER PLACES PRETENDING WARDROBES. EVERYTHING IS CLEAN AND NEW. THE ONLY WEAK POINT IN OUR ROOM WAS THE LACK OF A TRASH CAN – BUT WE HAD A BASKET IN THE BATHROOM. CREAKING FLOORS ABOVE SOME ROOMS ON THE THIRD FLOOR MAY SLIGHTLY ANNOY THOSE MORE SENSITIVE. IF THIS BOTHERS YOU, BOOK YOURSELF SLEEPING ON IV FLOOR.THE CAR PARK IS LARGE ENOUGH TO ACCOMMODATE ALL GUESTS. THE ENTIRE HOTEL STAFF WORKED HARD ALL THE TIME TO PROVIDE GUESTS WITH THE COMFORT OF REST.BREAKFAST – ADDED – OR NOT – TO THE ROOM BILL, IS RELIABLE. YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM: CHEF’S TOAST, SCRAMBLED EGGS AND SAUSAGES (HOT DISHES). BESIDES: YELLOW CHEESE, COTTAGE CHEESE, CRACOW STYLE SAUSAGE (?), HAM, BRAWN (LOCAL PRODUCT – HURRY UP! IT GOES OFF QUICKLY). MUESLI AND OTHER SUCH INVENTIONS, WILL PLEASE MANY PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT THE LINE. THERE ARE ALSO A FEW FRUITS – WE TASTED THE WATERMELON. TO DRINK: COFFEE, TEA, JUICE, MILK, WATER. BREAKFAST SERVED AT THE CUSTOMER’S CONVENIENCE.IN THE HOTEL RESTAURANT EVERYONE WILL FIND SOMETHING FOR THEMSELVES. THERE IS A LOT OF CARP HERE, HOWEVER THERE ARE OTHER FISHES TOO. IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE BONY WATER CREATURES, YOU HAVE A CHOICE OF PORK CHOP (NO BONE), FEW DIFFERENT KINDS OF MEAT, PASTA, SOUP. GOOD FOOD – WE WERE HERE A FEW DAYS AND TRIED EVERYTHING, INCLUDING THOSE SOLD IN JARS – LOCAL CARP IN ASPIC WITH VINEGAR AND FISH BALLS.CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT WITHIN A RADIUS OF SEVERAL KILOMETRES IT IS DIFFICULT TO FIND SOMETHING INTERESTING TO EAT, THE RESTAURANT KITCHEN IS BREAKING RECORDS OF POPULARITY. THIS ADDITIONALLY SPEAK IN FAVOUR OF CHOOSING THIS PLACE AS A STARTING BASE.
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OLSZANICA (BIESZCZADY)

  • THE „PALACYK BIESA” („PALACE OF THE FIEND”) IN OLSZANICA HAS 7 HA OF LAND AROUND. THIS IS A SMALL PALACE FROM 1905 LOCATED NOT FAR FROM THE ROAD, BUT SEPARATED FROM IT BY A MOAT-POND WITH AN ISLAND. SEVERAL CLOSE BY BUILDINGS – PRESUMABLY OLD COURT BUILDINGS – FUNCTION TODAY AS A HOTEL. A HUGE POND AND MOAT SEPARATE THE PALACE AND THE SURROUNDING IT PARK FROM THE REST OF THE PROPERTY. FARTHER MEADOWS ARE STRETCHING OUT AND, AMONG THEM SHEPHERD’S HUT WHETHER EVEN TWO, SERVING AMONG OTHERS AS THE PLACE FOR SLEEPING IN BAG FOR UP TWO 20 PEOPLE EACH.
    THERE IS ALSO A SWIMMING POOL, GARDEN CHESS, A TENNIS COURT AND SOME PLAYGROUNDS.
    THE PROPERTY ORGANIZES WEDDINGS AND OTHER EVENTS OF THIS KIND. I UNDERSTAND THAT THE HOTEL IS PUBLIC, ALTHOUGH IT ALLEGEDLY HAS SOME CONNECTIONS WITH THE DEFENCE MINISTRY.
    PRICE FOR A DOUBLE ROOM WITH BREAKFAST IN THE „SAN” RESORT (FORMER COURT BUILDINGS) – 160 PLN. THEY SAY THEY ALWAYS HAVE AT LEAST 100 GUESTS. THE BREAKFAST WAS FANTASTIC. IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO FIND A BETTER ONE …
160 PLN ★★★ 🙂

 

WORTH SEEING

BARYCZ VALLEY

 

  • BORDER BOOM GATE IN BARANOWICE.
    ONCE A BORDER OF TWO STRUGGLING STATES, TODAY AN INTERESTING CURIOSITY. THAT’S HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE EVERYWHERE! A 15-min. TRAVEL BREAK WILL DO WELL TO EVERYONE. DRIVE OVER IF YOU ARE NEARBY.
15 min. ???
  • CZESZYCE – DE SAS VINEYARD
    THE BOUTIQUE VINEYARD PRODUCES SELECTION OF WINES FROM 7 VINE VARIETIES: GEWÜRZTRAMINER, RIESLING, SOLARIS, REGENT, PINOT NOIR, PINOT GRIS, DORNFELDER. PRODUCTION IS BASED ON ECOLOGICAL METHODS. THE COMPANY SUPPLIES PRODUCTS TO MANY RESTAURANTS IN THE COUNTRY. THE LOCAL CIDER ENJOYS GREAT POPULARITY.
    APART FROM MANUFACTURING WINE AND CIDER, THE VINEYARD ALSO DEALS IN AGRITOURISM, OFFERING A 7-ROOM COTTAGE FOR THE GUESTS. IN ADDITION, THERE ARE ORGANIZED ALL KINDS OF WINE-CONNECTED EVENTS: TASTINGS, COURSES, EXHIBITIONS, CONCERTS … WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.
60 min. + ★★?
  • OLD MILL (WINDMILL) IN DUCHOWO FROM 1671.WELL VISIBLE FROM THE ROAD OBJECT, IS DEFINITELY WORTH A VISIT. IN FRONT OF THE ENTRANCE THERE IS A SMALL MONUMENT OF THE INHABITANTS OF THIS AND ANOTHER VILLAGE WHO DIED DURING THE FIRST WAR. NEXT TO IT IS A RECENTLY BUILT BUILDING HOUSING A SMALL CHAMBER TYPE MUSEUM, WHERE YOU WILL FIND A LOT OF EXHIBITS RELATED TO AGRARIAN PRODUCTION IN THIS AREA. THERE IS ALSO A PLAYGROUND FOR CHILDREN. THE MILL ITSELF ONE CAN VISITING WITH THE GUIDE EXPLAINING THE WAY THE WINDMILL WORKS AND DESCRIBING ITS HISTORY. ADMISSION FREE. IT’S WORTH SPENDING HERE 30 MINUTES + HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
30 min. + 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
  • THE NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY IN KROSNICE – WIERZCHOWICE
    THE JOURNEY  AROUND THE PARK TAKES 25 MINUTES. THE WHOLE IS AVERAGE ATTRACTIVE, HOWEVER THE CHILDREN WILL BE DELIGHTED. IN MY OPINION THE MOST INTERESTING IS THE PREPARATION OF A STEAM LOCOMOTIVE FOR DRIVING.
    DO NOT FORGET THE PENSIONER’S ID CARD. IT ENTITLES YOU TO 30% DISCOUNT. A 25-MINUTE CIRCLE RIDE IS AVAILABLE FROM FRIDAY TO MONDAY INCLUSIVE. ON FRIDAY AND MONDAY THERE IS ONLY ONE RIDE AT 1 p.m. A DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE IS PULLING RAILROAD CARS. ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, THE ROUTE OVERCOMES THE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE PULLING THE WAGONS. DEPARTURES HOURLY BETWEEN 11 a.m. AND 6 p.m.
    NOTE: IF YOU ARE A LARGE GROUP, THEN IT IS WISEST TO DIVIDE IT INTO AT LEAST TWO PARTS, USING THE TRAIN AT TWO DIFFERENT DEPARTING TIMES. ACTING IN THIS WAY, THE SECOND GROUP WILL USE A 25% DISCOUNT, THAT WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE FIRST GROUP BUYING TICKETS SOLD WHILE DRIVING.
40 min. 🙂
  • MILICZ
    SEE THE CHURCH OF St. ANDRZEJ BOBOLA; HUGE, 50 ha PARK AROUND THE ANCIENT CLASSICAL PALACE OF THE MALTZAN FAMILY, CURRENTLY OCCUPIED BY THE FOREST TECHNICAL SCHOOL AND THE RUINS OF A MEDIEVAL STRONGHOLD.BUILT BETWEEN 1709 AND 1714, THE LUTHERAN CHURCH – WHAT IS EASY TO GET TO KNOW – WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE STATE IN 1945 AND IMMEDIATELY HANDED OVER TO THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. CURRENTLY IS REFURBISHING FROM OUTSIDE. WATCHING TAKES UP TO 15 MINUTES.IT IS WORTH TAKING A WALK DOWN A ALLEY SURROUNDED BY A ROW OF CENTURIES-OLD TREES OF THIS ENGLISH-STYLE PARK. IT RUNS BETWEEN MLYNOWKA AND BARYCZ RIVER, STRETCHING FROM THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE PARK, GUARDED BY A STONE LION LYING ON THE PLINTH. ARRIVING AT THE PLACE WHERE ON THE LEFT GROWS A HUGE TREE AND HAVING TURNED RIGHT, ONE WILL REACH THE BARYCZ RIVERSIDE OVERGROWN WITH GREENERY. CHOOSING THIS ROUTE ONE WILL GO FOR SOME TIME BY THE ALEJE PIASTOW, ALONG THE BACK FACADE OF THE PALACE. IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE FRONT OF THIS HUGE BUILDING AND THE REMAINS OF A MEDIEVAL FORTIFICATION, YOU HAVE TO TURN RIGHT BEFORE, OR JUST BEHIND THE AFOREMENTIONED LION. IT’S WORTH SPENDING 60 MINUTES PLUS TO SEE THIS COMPLEX. THE TIME NEEDED DEPENDS ON HOW LONG ONE WANT TO WALK THROUGH THE PARK AVENUES AND HUGE NUMBER OF GRAVEL PATHS. THE WHOLE ON AVERAGE INTERESTING, BUT FANS OF NATURE WILL BE DELIGHTED.ONE CAN ALSO COME TO THE MILICZ MARKET FOR A MOMENT. QUITE NICE, ALTHOUGH A FEW POST-WAR RATHER UGLY BUILDINGS DISFIGURE HIM. THE RESIDENTS’ ACTIVITY DOES NOT MAKE IMPRESSIVE.
2 h. 🙂 🙂 🙂
  • OBSERVATION POINT OF THE BIRD’S LIFE ON THE EDGE OF NIEZGODA POND IN THE VILLAGE OF ZGODA.
    FOR LOVERS OF BIRD WATCHING, A LARGE WOODEN HUT WAS BUILT IN THE REEDS BED. COOL. WE WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF A HOT DAY AND DID NOT NOTICE MANY FLYING ONES. I THINK WE SHOULD TO BE HERE MUCH EARLIER. BUT THEN I AM USUALLY STILL SLEEPING … ?
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  • CHURCH OF St. CHARLES BORROMEO IN RADZIADZ – A BAROQUE CHURCH FROM 1735 IS JUST IN THE PROCESS OF RENOVATION. INTERESTING THE BUILDING ITSELF, AND SEVERAL GRAVESTONES ON THE LEFT FROM THE ENTRANCE TO THE PROPERTY.
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  • RUDA MILICKA – FORESTER’S LODGE (19th CENTURY)
    FORMER FORESTER’S LODGE OF MALTZAN FAMILY FROM THE SECOND HALF OF THE 19th CENTURY. FOR ME, DEFINITELY UNINTERESTING. IT TAKES 10 MINUTES TO WATCH – INCLUDING PARKING. IN MY OPINION WASTE OF TIME.
10 min. 🙁
  • MILICZ PONDS
    A HUGE NUMBER (OVER 300) OF FISH PONDS LYING IN THE LARGE EXTENSIONS OF THE BARYCZ VALLEY, NEAR MILICZ AND ZMIGROD, COVERS AN AREA OF APPROXIMATELY 77 km². MANY OF THEM ALONG WITH THE INFRASTRUCTURE HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED – OVERGROWN, WITH NO PROPER FLOW OF WATER DUE TO LACK OF MAINTENANCE OF CHANNELS, WEIRS AND CULVERTS. AS A COMPLEX, HOWEVER, IT STILL CONSTITUTES A UNIQUE TECHNICAL MONUMENT. PONDS WERE FOUNDED BY THE CISTERCIANS IN THE 13th CENTURY. CURRENTLY, FISH-PONDS ARE THE LARGEST CARP BREEDING CENTER IN EUROPE AND THE LARGEST NATURE RESERVE IN POLAND. IN 1963, A WATERFOWL AND MARSH RESERVE WAS ESTABLISHED HERE. 276 SPECIES LIVE HERE (INCLUDING: CRANE, MUTE SWAN, GREYLAG GOOSE, LESSER SPOTTED EAGLE, WHITE-TAILED EAGLE, RED KITE AND OTHERS). LISTED ON LIVING LAKES LIST.
60 min. + ????
  • HATZFELD PALACE IN ZMIGROD – A PALACE AND PARK COMPLEX. A GOTHIC RESIDENTIAL TOWER AND THE FACADE OF THE BAROQUE PALACE.ACTUALLY, NOT THE PALACE, BUT THE REMAINS OF IT. THE SOVIETS, PASSING HERE HAD PLUNDERED WHAT THEY COULD, AND BURNED THE REST. CURRENTLY, THE TOUR INCLUDES LOOKING INTO THE MEDIEVAL TOWER AND A WALK AROUND THE CONTOURS OF THE PALACE. TODAY THE FACADE IS THE MOST INTERESTING PART OF THE EXHIBITION. ALL THIS TAKES 15 MINUTES.                                                                                          ONE DEFINITELY HAVE TO SPEND MORE TIME ON THE PARK SURROUNDING THE RUINS. SPACIOUS, BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED AND WELL-MANAGED PLACE ATTRACTS LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE. SECLUDED PLACES, BENCHES, ALLEYS, PONDS, A FOUNTAIN AND QUITE WELL DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF INDIVIDUAL ELEMENTS OF FLORA, WILL PROBABLY APPEAL TO EVERYONE.
    ADMISSION FREE. IT IS WORTHWHILE STOPPING HERE BY AT LEAST FOR SEVERAL DOZEN MINUTES. A 60-MINUTE BREAK FROM EVERYDAY LIFE, NEEDED FOR VIEWING THE PALACE AND PARK COMPLEX SEEMS TO ME A MEGA COOL CHOICE. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
60 min. + ????

KATOWICE

  • MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF KATOWICE – THE PERMANENT EXHIBITION IS VERY GOOD HOWEVER DOES NOT KNOCK DOWN. FROM TIME TO TIME THERE ARE INTERESTING EXHIBITIONS HERE
100 – 120 min. ???

MALBORK

  • MAGNIFICENT CASTLE. A LOT TO SEE. IT TAKES AT LEAST 4 HOURS TO CALMLY WATCH EVERYTHING. CROWDS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON. I RECOMMEND SIGHTSEEING WITH AN AUDIO GUIDE. AS I NOTED, GUIDED TOURS CAN BE VERY INTERESTING, BUT UNFORTUNATELY OFTEN EVEN A SUPERMAN HAS TO LIMIT THE TRANSMISSION OF KNOWLEDGE DUE TO THE RUSH. MYSELF I HEARD THE DESCRIPTION OF ONE OF THE CHAMBER (ROOMS BELONGING TO THE TREASURER) IN THE PERFORMANCE OF 3 GUIDES. A COLOSSAL DIFFERENCE !!!PARKING CLOSE TO THE CASTLE COSTS A FORTUNE. IT IS BETTER TO LEAVE THE CAR 500 M FROM THE CASTLE IN THE MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT. PREFERABLY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER. TICKETS BUY VIA THE INTERNET USING, FOR EXAMPLE, FREE WI-FI. YOU WILL SAVE A LOT OF TIME.
240 min. + ?????

MIEDZYGORZE

  • THIS BEAUTIFUL SETTLEMENT LOST AMONGST SUDETEN FOREST CORNERS IS PARALYSING WITH ONE’S CHARM. MOSTLY UNTOUCHED BY THE ARCHITECTS OF THE POLISH CROOKED COMMUNISM ERA, IT MOVED US TO THE BEGINNING OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. GREAT PLACE FOR A FEW DAYS GETAWAY.
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PRZESIEKA

  • PODGORNA WATERFALL – THE ABSOLUTE # 1 OF LOCAL CURIOSITIES. BEAUTIFUL PLACE. JUST BEFORE THE WATERFALL, THE WATER ACCUMULATES IN A LARGE RESERVOIR. THEN, GAINING MOMENTUM, NOT TOO WIDE AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR STREAM IS FALLING DOWN ABOUT 10 m, TO ANOTHER, THIS TIME TO THE MUCH LARGER WATER TANK. DESPITE THE FACT THAT WE ARE NOT UNDER THE NIAGARA, THE VIEW ENHANCED BY THE SOUND EFFECT IS BREATHTAKING IN TITS. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. THE SMALLER WALRUSES WILL FIND HERE A SPACE FOR BATHING. 🙂 PS: RIGHT NEXT TO, THOSE WHO LIKE CLIMBING, CAN ROMPING ON NEARLY VERTICAL SURFACES.
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  • A BIT FARTHER ONE WILL ENCOUNTER THE CASCADES OF MYIA, THE PODGORNA TRIBUTARY. COOL, ALTHOUGH THE WATER FALLS HERE LESS THAN AT THE ABOVE-MENTIONED WATERFALLS, ARE LOOKING VERY PICTURESQUE.
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  • WALLOON STONE – A FEW DIFFERENT SIZES OF GRANITE ROCKS HIGH OVER THE 2 m. AN OBJECT ALREADY APPEARING IN DESCRIPTIONS IN THE XV CENTURY IN THE WALLOON’ BOOKS AS AN IMPORTANT LANDMARK.
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  • THE JAPANESE GARDEN SIRUWIA DEFINITELY ATTRACTS TOURISTS. IT WAS VISIBLE EVEN NOW, AFTER THE SEASON.THE AREA OF 1.5 ha OCCUPIED BY IT LOOKS IMPRESSIVE. CHILDREN WILL BE DELIGHTED. PARENTS A LITTLE LESS, BECAUSE THE ENTRANCE, HOWEVER, COSTS A LOT. DISCOUNTS FOR RETIRED AND STUDENT ARE SYMBOLIC.ASSUMING THAT THESE TYPES OF TRIPS LAST SEVERAL HOURS, YOU NEED TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE ASSOCIATED ADDITIONAL COSTS. SOME DRINKS, SNACKS, ETC. IN THE GARDEN KIOSK, THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT DRINKS OF JAPANESE ORIGIN AT SLIGHTLY PROHIBITIVE PRICES. Eg. 250 mL OF COCA-COLA COSTS PLN 10, OR PLN 40 PER LITRE.
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TRICITY

  • GDANSK – MUSEUM OF THE II WW – BEST TO BUY TICKETS THROUGH THE INTERNET MUCH EARLIER. THE INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE VERY PRECISELY DETERMINES THE RECOMMENDED TIME OF VISIT TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE DIFFERENT HOURS OF ENTRY.
    ON TUESDAYS ONE WATCH THE MAIN EXHIBITION FREE OF CHARGE. FREE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLY AT TICKET OFFICES !!! KNOWING FAIRLY WELL THE TOPIC OF WORLD WAR II AND THE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL BACKGROUND THAT LED TO IT, I BARELY FIT IN TIME. THE BIRTH OF FASCISM, COMMUNISM AND ALL NATIONALIST MOVEMENTS IN EUROPE AND IN THE FAR EAST IS VERY PRECISELY AND METICULOUSLY DEPICTED.
    THIS INTRODUCTORY PART MAY UPSET SOME PEOPLE, BECAUSE SADLY, AFTER A DEEP ANALYSIS OF TODAY’S POLITICAL SITUATION IN POLAND, UNFORTUNATELY FATAL ASSOCIATIONS COME TO MIND. SIMILARLY TO THE EMIGRATION MUSEUM PREVIOUSLY VISITED, PHOTOS AND COPIES OF DOCUMENTS WERE USED HERE. ONE HAVE TO READ A LOT. NOT ENOUGH – FOR MY TASTE – THERE ARE EXHIBITS AND DIORAMAS. BUT THOSE THAT ARE, MAKE AN IMPRESSION. ESPECIALLY SIZE-WISE.
    THE CONCEPT OF THIS DISPLAY REMINDS ME OF THE SIMILAR EXHIBITION SEEN IN CAEN, FRANCE. THE FRENCH ONE WAS ABOUT LANDI NG IN NORMANDY. THIS ONE IS ABOUT II WW. WE CAN BE PROUD. DEFINITELY A MUST-SEE. I WOULD RECOMMEND. 4 HOURS OF SIGHTSEEING IS ACCORDING TO ME THE ABSOLUTE MINIMUM. COST: NORMAL 23 PLN, CONCESSIONAL 16 PLN.
16 – 23 PLN 240 min. + ?????
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  • GDYNIA – EMIGRATION MUSEUM – VERY INTERESTING. IT IS LOCATED IN THE HUGE HALL OF THE FORMER PASSENGER SEA TERMINAL. THERE’S A LOT OF READING AND WATCHING PHOTOS HERE. A LOT OF VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS. THE EXHIBITION ON THE CAUSES OF EMIGRATION FROM THE PRE-WAR PERIOD IS PARTICULARLY INTERESTING. FASCINATING STORIES OF EMIGRANT FAMILIES. CAUSES OF EMIGRATION, THE WAYS THEY WENT, PHOTOS, LETTERS. DESCRIPTIONS ARE VERY INTERESTING. MAYBE THE LAST PERIOD IN WHICH EMIGRATION TOOK PLACE IS THE LEAST INTERESTING, BUT IT DOES NOT CHANGE THE ENTIRE EXHIBITION. TICKETS FOR SENIORS COST PLN 6. THE PERMANENT EXHIBITION REQUIRES ABOUT 150 MINUTES OF ADVANCED SIGHTSEEING.
6 PLN + 150 min. ?????
  • GDYNIA ORLOWO – PIER
    THE BEACH IS WIDE AND PRETTY. THERE ARE NO WILD CROWDS TO BE FOUND IN SOPOT.
  • SUCHANEK BENCH – ANTONI SUCHANEK IS SITTING ON A SEASIDE SQUARE WITH A PALETTE OF PAINTINGS IN HIS HAND. POLISH MARINE PAINTER.
60 min. ???
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TRZCINICA

  • CARPATHIAN TROY – THE BIG OPEN-AIR MUSEUM WITH RECONSTRUCTED BUILDING ELEMENTS. CONSISTS OF SEVERAL PARTS. ONE, COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT, LIES AT LEVEL ZERO. THE REST STAND ON A FAIRLY HIGH HILL AND IN MY OPINION IS NOT AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE USING WHEELCHAIRS. IT IS POSSIBLE TO GO UP THE HILL WITH A PRAM. HOWEVER AT THE END, ALL THE WAYS CONNECTING THE WHOLE HAVE STAIRS. THE PROBLEM IS ALSO THE LACK OF A LIFT IN A WELL-LOCATED 30 METER OBSERVATION TOWER.
    FROM THE HUGE PARKING LOT, WE ENTER THE ADMINISTRATION AND SERVICE BUILDING. THERE ARE CASH REGISTERS, TOILETS, POORLY STOCKED SHOP, CINEMA AND PERMANENT EXHIBITION. THERE IS A RESTAURANT ON THE FIRST FLOOR. AND THERE IS A LIFT !!!
    THE DISPLAYED HISTORICAL-BIOGRAPHICAL FILM LASTS 30 min. ON AVERAGE INTERESTING FROM THE ARTISTIC PAGE, INFORMATIONALLY IS VERY GOOD.
    THE PERMANENT EXHIBITION WILL INTEREST THE YOUNGEST. A FEW SHOWCASES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LARGE HALL HOUSE A LOT OF OBJECTS FOUND DURING EXCAVATION. MANY DIORAMAS DEPICTING FULL-PLASTIC AND FULL-SIZE GENRE SCENES ARE PLACED UNDER THE WALLS. THERE IS REALLY A LOT OF THEM. THEY ARE WELL DONE AND IT IS WORTH SPENDING HERE 30 min.
    VISITING OF THE WHOLE COMPLEX TOOK US 240 MINUTES. COST OF THE SENIOR CITIZEN SIGHTSEEING – PLN 13
    I RATE THIS PLACE FOR 8.5 POINTS ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 10. FROM MY POINT OF VIEW THE BIGGEST DISADVANTAGES IS THE LACK OF ADAPTATION OF THE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM FOR THE DISABLED.
13 PLN + 240 + min. ?????

FOOD

GDYNIA

  • ORLOWSKA TAVERN – INSIDE: THE RESTAURANT, FISH SHOP AND CAFE WITH ROOF TERRACE. FISHING BOATS DOCK NEXT TO IT. VERY COOL.

MALBORK

  • DURING THE SUMMER, THE NUMBER OF PLACES SERVING FOOD IN THE VICINITY OF THE CASTLE IS HUGE. WHILE WALKING AROUND WE SAW MANY INTERESTING LOOKING DISHES. UNFORTUNATELY, I AM NOT ABLE TO WRITE ABOUT MOST DINERS NOTHING MORE, THAT THEY LOOKED GOOD. DURING OUR STAY, JUST BEFORE THE ENTRANCE TO THE CASTLE STOOD A DOZEN FOOD TRUCKS, EXPANDING THE CULINARY OFFER.  A SO-CALLED “FOOD TRUCK’S TASTE FESTIVAL” WAS JUST GOING ON HERE.
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  • RESTAURANT “U FLISAKA” ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE CASTLE, ON THE BANK OF THE NAREW RIVER. THE CHOICE HERE SEEMED LARGER AND MORE INTERESTING TO US THAN IN OTHER PLACES. IN ADDITION TO THE KNUCKLE, BIGOS OR GRILLED SAUSAGES – SERVED EVERYWHERE STANDARDS, ONE CAN GET HERE FISH SERVED IN A NUMBER OF WAYS, CEPELINAIS (SOLD OUT IN A FLASH) AND VARIOUS LETTUCES. WE TOOK AN INTERESTING-LOOKING PORK KNUCKLE. WAS GOOD, BUT WITHOUT MADNESS. AS FOR ME –  TOO FLAT TASTE. I WILL NOT TRY THE SECOND TIME. THE “RAFTER’S” BEER COSTS A FEW PERCENT MORE THAN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER. BUT THEY SERVE WINE !!! ON AVERAGE, DINNER PER PERSON COST PLN 40.
40 PLN / pp. ??
  • FOOD TRUCK THE “POSZARPANI” COMPANY – A BAGEL WITH JERKY DUCK MEAT, RED ONION JAM, ROASTED CHEDDAR, PEAR AND FENUGREEK, AND SPICED UP BY NAGA JOLOKIA – UNTIL RECENTLY, CALLED THE HOTTEST PEPPERS IN THE WORLD (OVER ONE MILLION UNITS ON THE SCOVILLE’S SCALE). I HAD TO SIGN A STATEMENT RELEASING THE DRIVING KITCHEN FROM LIABILITY FOR POSSIBLE DAMAGE IN MY BODY. I ALMOST MISSED, BEING EATEN ALL THE WAY THROUGH, BY THIS PAPRIKA …
28 PLN ?????

MIEDZYGORZE

  • RESTAURANT AT „ALPEJSKI DWOR” (ALPINE MANOR HOUSE). WE WERE BIG, OVER 30 PEOPLE GROUP IN LOW SEASON. WE ATE THE ORDERED EARLIER DINNER. TO CHOOSE FROM WE HAD: GRILLED SMOKED EWE’S MILK CHEESE MADE IN THE TATRA MOUNTAINS ON LETTUCE SALAD, BEEF CARPACCIO, PORK TENDERLOIN, PIKEPERCH ON LETTUCE SALAD AND CHICKEN SOUP OR PUMPKIN CREAM. FOR DESSERT APPLE PIE. TO DRINK TWO TYPES OF CZECH BEER, ITALIAN RED VINE AND SOFT DRINKS. ALL THE DISHES WERE REALLY GOOD. PERSONALLY I ATE THE FRIED PIKEPERCH ON LETTUCE SALAD, SIPPING IT WITH BEER. THEY ALSO HAVE GOOD WINES AND GOOD ESPRESSO FROM THE COFFEE MACHINE. VALUE FOR MONEY VERY GOOD. YOU CAN PAY BY CREDIT CARD. WE RECOMMEND
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NIESULOWICE

 

  • IN THE HOTEL “W STARYM MŁYNIE” (IN THE OLD MILL) RESTAURANT EVERYONE WILL FIND SOMETHING FOR THEMSELVES. THERE IS A LOT OF CARP HERE, HOWEVER THERE ARE OTHER FISHES TOO. IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE BONY WATER CREATURES, YOU HAVE A CHOICE OF PORK CHOP (NO BONE), FEW DIFFERENT KINDS OF MEAT, PASTA, SOUP. GOOD FOOD – WE WERE HERE A FEW DAYS AND TRIED EVERYTHING, INCLUDING THOSE SOLD IN JARS – LOCAL CARP IN ASPIC WITH VINEGAR AND FISH BALLS.CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT WITHIN A RADIUS OF SEVERAL KILOMETRES IT IS DIFFICULT TO FIND SOMETHING INTERESTING TO EAT, THE RESTAURANT KITCHEN IS BREAKING RECORDS OF POPULARITY. THIS ADDITIONALLY SPEAK IN FAVOUR OF CHOOSING THIS PLACE AS A STARTING BASE.
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PRZESIEKA

  • HOTEL PALACE STANISZOW (HOTEL SCHLOSS STONSDORF)BEAUTIFUL PALACE IN WONDERFUL SURROUNDINGS. LOCATED IN ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PARKS IN THE LOWER SILESIA REGION. CLOSE BY IS THE KARKONOSZE NATIONAL PARK, ALL THE TIME PRESERVING THE LOCAL FLORA AND FAUNA. GUESTS CAN SPEND THEIR TIME HERE HIKING, BIKING, SKIING, GOLFING etc.APART FROM THE PALACE, ONE CAN SEE THE FORMER COURT BUILDINGS ADAPTED FOR TOURIST AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND A LARGE PALACE PARK.DESIGNED BY JOSEPH LENNE PARK IN STANISZÓW WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PARK DESIGNED IN ENGLISH STYLE IN LOWER SILESIA. THANKS TO NUMEROUS GROUPS OF ROCKS, RICHNESS AND DIVERSITY OF TREES AND WONDERFUL VIEWS THE PARK IS AN EXAMPLE OF A PERFECT AND HARMONIC FUSION OF NATURAL LANDSCAPE CONDITIONS WITH A HUMAN FANTASY.
    A LARGE PART OF THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE PALACE IS OCCUPYING BY A RESTAURANT. A FEW INTERESTINGLY DECORATED INTERIORS CREATE SEPARATE DINING ROOMS, ALLOWING YOU TO DINE IN A UNIQUE SETTING. WHAT’S MORE, DURING THE SUMMER YOU CAN ALSO ENJOY FOOD OR A GLASS OF WINE IN THE OPEN AIR. EATING IN THE FRESH AIR ENRICHES THE SOUND OF GREENERY AND WATER COMING FROM THE ENGLISH STYLE PALACE PARK.
    THE RESTAURANT LOOKS OK, ALTHOUGH IT WOULD DEFINITELY BE NICE TO REFRESH IT. ESPECIALLY FLOORS AT THIS LEVEL OF THE BUILDING REQUIRE SOME ATTENTION.
    UNFORTUNATELY, DURING OUR VISIT, IT WAS A BIT WORSE WITH FOOD AND SERVICE. WE ORDERED A TOTAL OF OVER TEN DISHES IN TOTAL. WE HAD NO OBJECTIONS TO THE VAST MAJORITY. BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED, EYE-CATCHING DISHES TASTED GOOD. UNLUCKILY, TWO OF THE SERVED FOOD HAVE HAD PROBLEMS. ONE – MONKFISH WITH TRUFFLE SAUCE SERVED WITHOUT THE TITLE TRUFFLES. DUE TO A MISTAKE IN THE KITCHEN, TWO MAIN COMPONENTS CREATING THE TASTE OF THE WHOLE DISH WENT MISSING. THE SECOND FAKE DISH WAS GRILLED VEGETABLES. THE EGGPLANT THEY SERVED WAS HALF RAW.
    THE WORST, HOWEVER, WAS THE LACK OF THE WAITER PROFESSIONALISM, WHO UNNECESSARILY WAS TRYING TO PROTECT THE KITCHEN. HE DID NOT SUCCEED. TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, HE TRIED TO DOWNPLAY THE ERRORS OF THE KITCHEN’S STAFF, SUGGESTING OUR CUISINE MASTER CHEF IGNORANCE… WHAT A PITY.
    IN TOTAL, THE FOOD WE RATED QUITE WELL, BUT THE PRICE-QUALITY RATIO IS NOT IMPRESSIVE. THE SMALL DISCOUNT WE GOT DUE TO THE KITCHEN MISTAKES AND WAITER IGNORANCE WAS DEFINITELY THE NICE GESTURE, HOWEVER … WE WILL NOT COME BACK HERE …
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SOPOT

  • ONE WILL FIND A REASONABLY PRICED FISH & CHIPS SHOP ON THE MONCIAK. JUST NEXT TO THE HUGE „MOLO” (PIER) SIGN, ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ARCADE (GOING FROM THE STATION) IS THE BEST FISH & CHIPS SHOP ON MONCIAK. HERE YOU CAN ALSO GET SOME SALADS, CHIPS, BEER AND EVEN A GLASS OF WINE. PRETTY GOOD CHOICE. ACCEPTABLE PRICES – COD FISH @ 8.50 PLN, TURBOT @ 7.50 PLN, HALIBUT @ 9.50 PLN – 100 gr. A MEAL FOR TWO PEOPLE (2 × FISH + 2 X SALAD + 2 X SLIGHTLY ALCOHOLIC DRINK) COST 79.76 PLN.
79,76 PLN / 2 p ???
  • GRAND HOTEL – ON THE BEACH IN FRONT OF THE ICONIC GRAND THERE ARE BARS, LARGE TABLES WITH CHAIRS, SOFAS AND UMBRELLAS. IT LOOKS FANTASTIC. THE VIEW FROM HERE IS MAGNIFICENT. DELICIOUS SERVICE. A WIDE RANGE OF BREAKFAST SETS.
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60 PLN / pp. ???
  • ALEJA WOJSKA POLSKIEGO RUNNING ALONG THE BEACH. FISH & CHIPS PRICES STARTING FROM PLN 7.50 TO PLN 11.50 FOR 100 gr.
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  • THE RAILWAY STATION IN SOPOT HAS A VERY GOOD CATERING ZONE. ONE CAN GET SANDWICHES, PASTRIES, BREAD, PANCAKES, HAMBURGERS AND ITALIAN DISHES IN THE OUTSIDE PASSAGE. THERE IS ALSO A SERIOUSLY LOOKING RESTAURANT, WHERE ONLY SEAFOOD IS SERVED. THEY HAVE THREE TYPES OF FRENCH OYSTERS, SHRIMPS, MUSSELS. BARRAGE PRICES. THE CHEAPEST ONE OYSTER – PLN 17.
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  • AFTER THE MIDNIGHT, ALMOST ALL PREMISES ON MONCIAK ARE GETTING CLOSE. THE SOCIAL LIFE MOVES TO NIGHT CLUBS.

UHERCE

  • URSA MAIOR BREWERY

    IT TEMPTS ALL PASSERS-BY. EVEN IN THE MORNING, SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE ALREADY SITTING UNDER THE UMBRELLAS IN THIS WILDERNESS. THE CAR PARK IS EMPTY. IT’S JUST A SEMBLANCE. APPARENTLY WHEN IT RAINS, THE TRAFFIC HERE IS SUCH BIG THAT THE BOSSES HAVE TO DELEGATE SOMEONE TO DRIVE THE PARKING TRAFFIC.

    THE BREWERY, OF COURSE, SERVES SOME DISHES. ONE CAN EATS AND DRINKS INSIDE, LOOKING AT A BREWING HOUSE THROUGH A HUGE GLASS WALL, OR ON THE WORKS OF VARIOUS ARTISTS HANGING ON THE WALLS. DRINKING AND EATING OUTSIDE IS POSSIBLE, TOO.

    THERE IS A SHOP ON THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING. NOT ONLY WITH  BEER. YOU WILL FIND HERE A WHOLE LOT OF MORE OR LESS INTERESTING THINGS RELATED TO THIS YOUNG LABEL. THE CHOICE OF BOUTIQUE BEERS IS CONSIDERABLE. THE PRICES ARE HIGH. THE CHEAPEST 0.5 l BOTTLE IS AN EXPENSE OF 10 PLN. AN INTERESTING GLASS FOR DRINKING BEER COSTS PLN 32; FRIDGE MAGNETS FROM 5 TO 20 PLN. YOU CAN BUY ALL THIS ON THE NET. THE OWNERS DID A GOOD JOB. A BREWERY RUNS VERY WELL AND DEFINITELY WORTH A VISIT. WE RECOMMEND

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TIPS

SOPOT

SAMPLE PRICES

  • PKP II CLASS TICKET WITH 33% DISCOUNT FOR SENIORS KATOWICE – GDYNIA ORLOWO 132.30 PLN
  • SOPOT (Bohaterow Monte Cassino Street) A MEAL FOR TWO PEOPLE (2 × FISH + 2 X SALAD + 2 X SLIGHTLY ALCOHOLIC DRINK) COST 79.76 PLN.