Kołobrzeg is one of the most popular towns by the Polish seaside. Many tourists from Poland and abroad come here every year. Undoubtedly, one of the biggest attractions of this city is its seaside location. But what to do when the weather is bad? Here is a list of attractions worth seeing in Kołobrzeg.
The pier is located in the Health Resort District (Dzielnica Uzdrowiskowa), next to the Baltic sanatorium. The first bridge, which was the beginning of today's pier, was built in 1881. The structure was wooden, and at its end there was a marina for sailing ships. Unfortunately, this facility was destroyed during World War II. In 1971, a new pier was opened. Its structure is 220 meters long and 9 meters wide. At the end there is a marina for cruise lines. In 2014, the property was renovated. It resulted, among other things, in impressive, colorful light illuminations.
The light of the Kołobrzeg lighthouse was flashed for the first time in 1666. It was lighted periodically, only at the time of the planned arrival of the ships. 200 years later, the light from the lighthouse is on for good. A Fresnel lamp for rapeseed oil was then used. In 1899, the light of the lighthouse was raised with a brick tower. The lighthouse was completely destroyed during World War II, but was quickly rebuilt. Currently, its tower is 26 meters high, and its top offers a panoramic view of the Baltic Sea and the port.
The museum has existed since 1963 and is located in the historic Braunschweig Palace and in the building at 5 Gierczak Street. The collections include cannon barrels, medieval weapons, such as blunt, cutting, throwing, fire and cutting weapons. You can admire exhibits related to the fight at sea from the 17th century - ship's compass, anchors, weapons of Swedish, Polish, Eastern and Western European origin. The largest collection of uniforms in Poland is also exhibited here. The exhibition also includes replicas of tanks, armored vehicles and airplanes.
The port is sheltered by two breakwaters and has 5 pools. The largest one is the fishing pool. The port in Kołobrzeg is known for the largest cod catch in Poland. There is also a yacht swimming pool which is a wonderful place for walks. Cultural events are also often held here. Cruise ships also depart from the port for trips to the sea and Bornholm, among others.
The church dates back to the 14th century and represents the Gothic style. Due to numerous war damages, not many monuments have survived. The most valuable elements are: a seven-branched candlestick from 1327, a baptismal font from 1355, three wooden altars from the 15th and 16th centuries, a relief "The Last Supper". On site you can also admire numerous paintings and crucifixes. An additional advantage is also the possibility of entering the church tower and admiring the panorama of the city.
The Town Hall was built in 1829-32 by design of Karol Schinkler. This neo-Gothic building resembles a medieval fortified castle. In addition, it is decorated with turrets, and in the center there is the coat of arms of Poland and Kołobrzeg. Among the pillars of the building there is a 16th-century pillory, called the Adebar Column, at the head of which there is a mask known from the legends about the Kołobrzeg mayor.
The monument is located in the Żeromski Park on the Jan Szymanowski Boulevard and commemorates Poland's wedding to the sea on March 18, 1945. The first act of wedding took place on February 10 and 11, 1920 in Puck. Later on in March 1945 in Kołobrzeg and Mrzeżyno.