Kołobrzeg is a small city in the north-west of Poland, on the Baltic sea. The fishing town of 50,000 people is a popular tourist resort for Poles, with long stretches of beaches.
The most notable landmark in Kołobrzeg in the lighthouse at the entrance to the harbour. Despite the town's size, there is a lot to do, with miles of paths along the coast and the surrounding forests, as well as a Modern Art Gallery and the Museum of Polish Arms. The town is also well known as a spa resort.
- 1 Solidarity Szczecin–Goleniów Airport (SZZ IATA). 95km southwest of Kołobrzeg.
- 2 Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport (Polish: Port Lotniczy Gdańsk im. Lecha Wałęsy GDN IATA). 230km east of Kołobrzeg.
The 3 Kołobrzeg Railway Station is pretty well connected, with direct trains from Szczecin (on the border with Germany; 3 hours), Gdańsk (4 hours), Warsaw (7,5 hours), Poznań (4 hours) and Kraków (9 hours).
- 1 Braunschweigs Palace (Pałac Brunszwickich), Armii Krajowej 13.
- 2 Basilica, Mariacka 5, ☏ .
- Ratuszowy Square.
- 3 Fuse Tower (Baszta Lontowa), Stanisława Dubois 20. One of the two surviving medieval towers in Kołobrzeg. The Fuse Tower is the only object of the medieval defense system of the city, which has survived in its entirety to this day.
- 4 Więzienna Tower. Just like the Fuse Tower, Więzienna Tower is a surviving medieval defence tower in Kołobrzeg. The tower was built in the 14th century. It was part of the northern section of the gothic city walls. In the Middle Ages, it served as a prison. People were held there awaiting trial or execution of the sentence. Only a small part of the tower still stands today.
- 5 Museum 6D, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. Tours in the museum are available in Polish, English and Russian. 20zł regular, 15zł reduced.
- 6 Museum of Polish Arms (Muzeum Oręża Polskiego), ul. Armii Krajowej 13, ☏ .
- 8 Oldest oak in Poland. South of Bagicz, some 4 kilometres (2 miles) from Kołobrzeg, this over 800-year-old oak tree stands in the large forest east of Kołobrzeg. Dated in the year 2000 as the oldest oak in Poland, it was named Bolesław to commemorate the king Boleslaus the Brave. A storm in 2016 managed to make the oak tree fall down. It is still lying there and surrounded by protection wires to protect it from any vandalism. As of 2022, the oldest still standing oak tree in Poland is Jan Kazimierz in the village of Bąkowo in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivodeship.
Kołobrzeg is a popular seaside resort town so there are plenty of hotels and rental apartments to choose from. Prices may be very high during the high season (July-August) and it may be difficult to find last minute accommodation during the summer.
On the mainland:
- West Pomeranian capital Szczecin
- Sea resort and medieval towns of Kamień Pomorski, Koszalin and Stargard Szczeciński
- Slowiński National Park with the highest dunes in Europe
- Seaside resorts of Ustka, Łeba, Rowy, Mielno and Darłowo.
On the island Wolin:
- Woliński National Park
- Seaside resort Międzyzdroje with ferries to Usedom and the 93-meter high cliff of Gosań and Kawcza Góra Mountain closeby
- Game reserve of Wisents
- Sea resorts and port Świnoujście and Dziwnów
- Medieval town of Wolin