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The quay is central and has some small fish cafes

Frombork is a small fishing village in Warmia-Masuria in Poland. It was part of Prussia, and later Germany, and was known by its German name Frauenburg from the Middle Ages until 1945.

Nicolaus Copernicus

Though not born in Frombork, renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus did his most important work while living here until his death in 1543.

Get in


By plane


The nearest useful international airport is in Gdańsk [1][dead link]. Kaliningrad could also be a consideration for those with a Russian visa.

By car


From Gdańsk, take route E77 to Elbląg and than head north along the south coast of the Vistula Bay by road 503.

By train


The town's station last saw a train in 2006. However Braniewo, 10 km away near the Kaliningrad border, and Elbląg are on the functioning rail network [2].

By bus


Local buses running between Elbląg (7-11 zł) and Braniewo (5-8 zł) pass through Frombork.


Get around


The town of Frombork is extremely small so no transport is needed. You can get anywhere on foot.


Another view from the quay. Town, sea and countryside all mingle here
  • 1 Bishops’ Palace, Katedralna 8. Tu-Su: 9:00—16:00. The main building of the Nicholas Copernicus Museum in Frombork. 6 zł normal ticket, 4 zł reduced ticket.
  • 2 Belfry, Krasickiego 6. Daily 9:30—17:00. The largest building on the Cathedral Hill. It burned down in 1945 but got rebuilt in 1972-1973. The belfry also houses the Foucault’s pendulum – the only instrument in Poland to observe the rotary motion of the Earth. A viewing platform 70 m above the sea level gives visitors the opportunity to observe the landscapes of Frombork’s surroundings. 8 zł normal ticket, 5 zł reduced ticket.
  • Hospital of the Holy Ghost. Tu-Su: 9:30—17:00. 6 zł normal ticket, 4 zł reduced ticket.
  • 3 Cathedral. Tu-Sa: 10:00—15:00. Su: 12:10—15:00. Expanded opening hours from the end of April until the end of September. The Gothic cathedral was built between 1329 and 1388. Since that time it has experienced a few minor expansions. 8 zł normal ticket, 5 zł reduced ticket and 4 zł for children.
  • Vistula Lagoon




  • 1 Biedronka Supermarket, Adama Mickiewicza 3, +48 800 080 010. M-Sa: 7:00-21:00. Su: 9:00-20:00. The largest supermarket in town with low prices.







There is a hotel, though perhaps more characterful (and less expensive) are the many guesthouses scattered throughout the town.

Go next


Gdańsk Bay:

  • Pomeranian metropol Gdańsk with a beautiful old town and the biggest Gothic brick church worldwide
  • sea resort Sopot with the longest European pier
  • sea resort and port Gdynia with the biggest Baltic port
  • sea resort Puck

Vistula Bay:

  • medieval town of Elbląg
  • sea resort Kadyny with one of the best European studs

Kashubian Coast:

On the Hel Peninsula:

On the Vistula Peninsula:

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