The Pomorskie Voivodship is characterized by its unique natural virtues. Its variety of landscapes, wealth of nature and historic heritage make the Pomeranian Region one of the four most popular tourist regions in Poland. Gdańsk, after Kraków, is the most frequently visited place during the summer season, with the largest number of young tourists. Gdynia has become the centre of international maritime tourism. In 2004 more than 4 mln tourists came to the province, including 700, 000 guests from abroad.
Gdańsk’s Pomerania was, for centuries, a meeting place for different nations, traditions and cultures. The region has made a lasting impact on the map of Europe, particularly in August 1980 when „Solidarity” was born. This makes the area even more interesting.
The Pomorskie Voivodship has a well-developed tourist infrastructure, which is second in the country in terms of accommodation facilities, and actually has the highest number of campsites. Lovers of nature can stay in bed & breakfasts, and for those who enjoy active leisure, 2,500 km of marked footpaths, local and European cycling routes and a variety of bridle pathways are offered.
The region’s many seaside holiday resorts and forest and lake lodgings offer not only leisure but also the use of spa centres, which promote energy and health. Various high-class hotels and pension-hotels offer excellently prepared auditoriums with multimedia facilities, fulfilling the needs of congress and conference tourism. Additionally, the number of artistic, musical and festival events, on European and even international levels, will fulfil the expectations and tastes of even the most demanding art connoisseurs.
The symbol of this region has, for centuries, been “drops of the sun” – pieces of amber. There is no better place to find them and perhaps even to believe in their healing properties.