Kujawy i Pomorze

Whoever wishes to explore the beauty of the Kujawy and Pomorze, he will never regret it. The region has got all this – enormous forests, enchanting lakes, clean rivers, renowned spas, traditional villages and historical buildings that are worth seeing. It is an ideal place for recuperation, mushroom picking, hunting, water sports and horse riding. It is a precious place, as you can “touch the gothic” and see the place, where Nicolaus Copernicus, a great astronomer was born. You can also find out for yourself, how people used to live 700 years B.C. Leaving Toruń, you will not only take good memories with you, but a traditional ginger-bread and a jar of plum jam from the Lower Vistula Valley as well.

Bydgoszcz, with its 660 years history, is the largest city in the region and the one famous for its musical circles and perfectly preserved Art Nouveau architecture. The great music and Art Nouveau are two specialties of the city on the Brda River.

Toruń, a city, which was granted city rights 800 years ago, is a pearl of gothic and a place, where you can touch the magic of the past hidden in the bricks and stones. The Medieval Town of Toruń was listed among UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage sites and it is considered as one of the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval architecture complexes in Poland.

Chełmno is a city founded in the Middle Ages and the one that preserved a medieval town plan established in the 13th century. It still has got a lot of gothic buildings such as churches, defensive walls, towers and a specific beautiful Renaissance town hall.

Ciechocinek, a town located in the Vistula River Valley, is one of the most beautiful Polish spa resorts in Poland. Its strong points include hot brine deposits, graduation towers with steaming brine creating an exceptional microclimate, eclectic spa resort architecture dating back to the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries as well as a wonderful atmosphere of a garden town. You can rest here and take care of your health and beauty. The city offers a wide range of hotels, spas, rehabilitation and treatment centres as well as restaurants and cultural centres.

In a small village of Biskupin in Pałuki there is a world famous archeological reserve dating back to Lusation culture period. What has attracted explorers and tourists for several dozen years are well-preserved remains of very advanced technological structures as old as 2700 years, when there used to be a settlement or, strictly speaking, a fortified town, on a marshy island on Lake of Biskupin.

In the Kujawy and Pomorze there are a lot of places of wild nature, including, most of all, Bory Tucholskie, the second largest forest in Poland. There are thousands of acres of forests and grasslands intersected with clean waters and balmy air. In numerous spots, Bory Tucholskie preserved remains of a primeval impassable forest. The most precious backwoods are protected creating natural reserves and landscape parks.

In the beautiful Brodnickie lakes you can find more than 100 large lakes, forests, picturesque hills, clean air and peace. The lakes abound in pike, tench, eel, bream, perch, roach and crucian and you can even find carp, pike perch and vendace here. There are still a lot of untrodden paths and places, where friendly natives treat tourists as eagerly awaited guests.

Regional Information
Area sq.km: 17,972 
Population: 2,090,000 
Member since: 2011
Recipes: 29
Business members: 77