Akademia Morska w Gdyni

Gdynia Maritime University The University was founded in 1920. It is inseparably connected with the history of Gdynia and its maritime traditions. It is the largest state-owned maritime university in Poland and one of the largest in Europe. It trains future officers for the merchant fleet and highly qualified specialists in maritime economy. It has over 6,000 students at 4 different faculties: the Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Quality Science, the Faculty of Marine Electrical Engineering, the Faculty of Marine Engineering and the Faculty of Navigation. The University offers 7 courses and 42 specialities. It cooperates with significant maritime business institutions of the region.

Cewice

The Cewice Commune is situated in the Pomeranian province, in the southern part of the County of Lębork, 80 km from Gdynia, 100 km from Gdańsk and 55 km from Słupsk. It is a picturesque part of the Central Pomerania, surrounded by Baltic Sea and the Kashubian Landscape Park. The area of the Commune is crossed by 4 rivers. There are 18 lakes, 5 of which have more than 10 ha in surface. The Święte Lake is unique - it is one of the 160 Polish lobelia lakes. Forests are the treasure of the Commune - they constitute 61% of its area. It is the paradise for hunters and anglers. Active tourists may take various hiking, kayaking and cycling routes as well as the horseback riding route in Błękitna Kraina.

In 2011 the Commune had 7,501 inhabitants. Over 30% of its area are farms - there are 515 of them.

Choczewo

The Choczewo Commune is located on the Pobrzeże Kaszubskie (Kashubian Shore), in the County of Wejherowo. It is about 19,000 ha in surface. It consists of 31 villages. It has almost 6,000 inhabitants.

The 17 km - long coastline with wonderful beaches in Słajszewo, Lubiatowo and Sasino is the pride of the commune. The charming lakes full of fish - Choczewskie and Kopalińskie - also work like magnets for visitors. We can admire one of the most beautiful lighthouses of Poland. It is located on a high hill, covered in dwarf-pine.

However, the natural attractions are not all the Commune has to offer. One can encounter beautiful palaces and manor houses with vast parks at every turn. Today, there are luxurious hotels and guest houses as well as research centres in many of them. The lovers of history and old buildings can also admire three unique, historic churches.

Gdynia

Gdynia is a city in northern Poland, with the administrative rights of a county. It is located in the Pomeranian province, on the Baltic Sea coast. It is a part of the Tricity (together with Gdańsk and Sopot). It is one of the cities of the metropolis of Gdańsk. Its surface is 135 km2, while the number of its inhabitants is 250,000. Gdynia is a maritime port. It will also have an airport soon. The city, the Sailing Capital of Poland, has a modern marina which is at the disposal of owners of boats and yachts. It hosts European regatta every summer. There are numerous sports clubs operating in the city, which struggled for the titles of polish champions many times. There are many sports facilities at the clubs' disposal. Some of them are: the National Rugby Stadium, the City Stadium, the Gdynia Hall for sports and cultural events.

Gdynia is a host city for festivals: Gdynia Film Festival, Musical Theatre Festival and Heineken Open'er. The hills which surround the city, with the famous cliff, seaside boulevard and the Kościuszko Square are only some of its tourist and natural values. A visit to the still young city allows you to visit museums and historic ships, where you can come on board. However, most importantly, Gdynia is the city of dreams and the sea. It was created of the dreams of people who wanted to change the tiny, fishery village into a port which would gain significance not only on the Baltic Sea.

Gmina Puck

The Puck Commune encompasses 27 charming villages. They are beautiful, Kashubian villages which have numerous tourist attractions. They are close to the sea, however their climate is slightly milder than on the shore itself. Not surprisingly, there are always many visitors in them - those who look for tranquil time in the countryside or those who want to feel they are on vacation throughout the year and who still commute to work in the near Tricity. There are over 1,2000 registered companies in the Commune. Many of them invest in tourism, as the region has a lot to offer. The lovers of castles and palaces will find three impressive palaces here (Rzucewno, Sławutówko, Rekowo). There is a luxury hotel in each of them. Pilgrims have been visiting the miraculous Holy Mary of Swarzewo figurine. Recently, a comfortable pilgrim guest house was opened for them. Cave lovers will find Mechowo very attractive. One can visit caves there. Guests with love for the history will find the excavation works in Rzucewo interesting - carved boats in a Neolithic settlement of seal hunters or burial mounds in Mieroszyno are some of the discoveries

Gmina Wejherowo


The Wejherowo Commune was established in June 1934 - the Communes of Bolszewo, Gniewino, ‎Łężyce, Wejherowo - Zamek and a few separate manors were combined. Nowadays, the self-governing administrative unit consists of the town of Wejherowo and the rural areas which surround it. The 16 villages of the Commune have around 22,000 inhabitants. Over 1,000 companies operate in the Commune of Wejherowo. KLOSE - a furniture factory from Gościcino is one of the oldest. In 1999 it celebrated its 100th anniversary.

The sites of wartime martyrology are also a part of the Commune - the Forest of Piaśnica, Biała and, since January 2012, the cemetery of Polish and Soviet soldiers in Łężyce.

The historic sites are important identifications of the Commune. The church in Góra, which was built in 1911, is one of the precious architectural objects. An Early-Baroque altar from 1665 as well as original paintings of The Holy Trinity and the Worship of the Three Wise Men have been preserved in it. The village belongs to the oldest places of religious life of Pomerania - the parish was created in 1138. In the church of Bolszewo, there is a bronze bell, which was manufactures in 1665, in the workshop of Daniel Tym in Gdańsk. A few famous people involved in the culture life of Kashubia come from the Wejherowo Commune. In the mid-19th century, distinguished priests and scientists, Juliusz and Gustaw Pobłoccy were born in ‎Łężyce. Łężyce are also the home of the Roszczynialski family - Edmund, the parish priest of the Holy Trinity parish in Wejherowo and an animator of culture life and education as well as Hipolit - independence activist from the times of the Prussian rule and the head of the Rumia - Zagórze Commune in the interwar period. The tiny village of Cierznia is where father Leon Heyke, Phd was born. He was a Kashubian poet and dramatist, who belonged to the Society of Young Kashubians. The author of the Piesnie Północy (Songs of the North), Kaszebsczie Spiewe (Songs of Kashubia) as well as Dobrogost and Miłosława poems.

Hel

The most maritime Polish town situated at the end of the Hel Peninsula and surrounded by the waters of Baltic Sea on three sides, which is a perfect place to rest and recreation attracts thousands of tourists every year. Hel is the oldest town in the County of Puck. It was awarded municipal rights in 1260 by Świętopełk, the Duke of Gdańsk. It soon became a popular holiday resort. Its unique climate, natural and view values attracted the summer visitors from all over Poland, who were seeking rest and relaxation. The exceptional location in the centre of the Bay of Gdańsk made Hel a perfect research centre as well. In 1923, the University of Poznań undertook to create the Maritime Fishery Laboratory - the first Polish institution which conducted marine biology research. These were the foundations of the Hel Maritime Station of the University of Gdańsk, which is famous for the only seal sanctuary in Poland. In the interwar period the strategic significance of Hel increased as well. It was chosen as a maritime base of the military fleet, which had an extensive system of artillery protection positions.

Nowadays, the biggest tourist attractions of Hel are the post-evangelical Church of St. Peter and Paul, the Fishery Museum, the Maritime Station, its beautiful beach, the lighthouse and the Naval Port.

Jastarnia

The Jastarnia Commune is situated on the Hel Peninsula and apart from the town, whose name it has, it also encompasses the swimming zone of Jurata and a former fishery village, Kuźnice. Here, the tradition meets modern times. There are the history-loving inhabitants who cultivate the Kashubian language and tradition waiting for visitors in the fantastic tourist base, which is full of luxury spa hotels and has a rich sports infrastructure with swimming pools, tennis courts, football pitches and even a sports hall. One can also encounter the history in the museums. Jurata has ample places worth seeing - the fishery museum and very well preserved fortifications from World War II. Jastarnia misses nothing - there is even a cinema. Jastarnia is also a town with a port and a marina with yachting infrastructure, as well as a charming place for walks and a workplace for fishermen. The commune has been winning awards in numerous competitions for years. It has been appreciated for the level of the commune investments and the development of its infrastructure.

Kosakowo

The Kosakowo Commune is situated in the picturesque location at the waters of the Puck and Gdańsk Bays. The waters of the two bays are separated by the sandy headland created by the currents - Cypel Rewaki (the Headland of Rewa), which is called Szpërk in Kashubian. At the base of the headland there is a national alley for the distinguished seamen and a Maritime Cross, whose arms are in the shape of anchors.

The Commune has beautiful, unique nature. In the area of the Commune there are: the Beka Nature Reserve, Mechlino Cliff, Czapliniec in Mosty, the Mechlinskie ‎Łąki Nature Reserve and its habitat of the sea holly and the grey heron, which are the largest one in Europe. It is also a wonderful place for those who crave swimming in the sea and sunbathing. Rewa has great conditions for water sports. Sports schools and equipment rentals operate there.

The rich offer of events provides various ways to spend free time. Among others, these are: Children’s' Songs' Festival, Polish Championship in Kitesurfing, the Ceremony of Setting the Memorial Plaques in the national alley for the distinguished seamen, the Polish/Kashubian Miss pageant, the Kashubian Fair and the military song festival.

One can take advantage of the beneficial impact of the climate and rest, surrounded by clean beaches, beautiful views and unique landscapes and rich nature throughout the year.

Krokowa

Gmina Krokowa położona jest na południowym wybrzeżu Bałtyku, w powiecie puckim. Zajmuje powierzchnię 211,89 km2. Jest to gmina rolniczo-turystyczna; użytki rolne zajmują 53,7% jej powierzchni. Turystyczne znaczenie mają przede wszystkim miejscowości nadmorskie - Dębki, Karwieńskie Błota i Białogóra oraz Lubkowo, położona nad jeziorem Żarnowieckim. W ostatnich latach gmina zwiększa nakłady na turystykę - na jeziorze wybudowano trzy przystanie jachtowe, a stare tory kolejowe ze Swarzewa do Krokowej zastąpiono atrakcyjną ścieżką rowerową. Na terenie gminy znajduje się 10 rezerwatów przyrody, 2 obszary chronionego krajobrazu, 57 pomników przyrody oraz 4 tereny Natura 2000. Lasy zajmują ok 32% powierzchni. Na terenie dawnej wsi Kartoszyno działa Pomorska Specjalna Strefa Ekonomiczna - Teren Żarnowiec.

Lębork

A town and a commune in the County of ‎Lębork, the Pomeranian province. From the administrative point of view, in years 1975 -1998 the town belonged to the Słupsk Province. It is situated on the Łeba river and its tributary, Okalica, on the northern end of the Kashubian Forest complex, in a close vicinity of the Lubowidzkie Lake to the east. 80 km to the west of Gdańsk. Lębork is located 30 km from the Baltic Sea, in the Łeba-Reda proglacial valley. It was awarded the municipal rights in 1341. In the early Middle Ages, the Slavic settlement was called Lewino and belonged to the dukes of Gdańsk Pomerania. Firs, Lębork belonged to the Republic of Poland, but due to its location it was also under the Prussian and German rule, as Lauenburg. Finally, after World War II, it became a Polish city.

Łęczyce

The Łęczyce Commune is the largest one in the County of Wejherowo. It is located in the proglacial valley of the Łeba and Reda rivers, whose waters run in opposite directions through forest and agricultural areas, creating beautiful landscapes. In 18 villages, there are 11,766 people, a larga part of whom are Kashubians. Around 600 companies operate there. The Commune has a good offer for those, who need peace and quiet. It is full of nice places for fishing, picking mushrooms or blueberries an take walks in the forest. The local authorities have also been creating an investment-friendly environment. Last but not least, it is a wonderful place for settling - it is beautiful, peaceful and safe.

Łeba

Łeba is a small town and commune (it has had the municipal rights since 1357) in northern Poland, in the Pomeranian Province, in the County of Lębork, on the Łeba and Chełst rivers. From the administrative point of view, in years 1975 -1998 the town belonged to the Słupsk Province. According to the data from 31 December 2007, the town had 3,933 inhabitants. Currently, Łeba is one of the large and most known tourist resorts in Poland. Łeba has a wonderful microclimate - the wide beaches and the Słowiński National Park, where you can see the famous moving dunes. It is a perfect place to practice sports - horse riding and windsurfing in particular. The beautiful area and cycling as well as hiking routes are beneficial for walks and trips. The Baroque church from 1683 with a framework construction tower of the 17th century, the remains of the walls of the Gothic St. Nicolas Church from the 14th century, the Path of Time, called the Polish Presidents' Alley, the moving dunes in the Słowiński National Park are only the biggest tourist attractions of the region.

Liga Ochrony Przyrody Oddział Miejski w Gdyni

A national association for environmental protection. The league is the oldest environmental organisation in Poland . It was founded on 9 January 1928.
The aim of the League for Environmental Protection is:
to undertake educational activities, which shape the society's attitude towards the nature, to promote knowledge of the environment and its protection, to encourage people to work for the environment or organise such works, to initiate and inspire actions for environmental protection and to oversee the observation of the regulations on environmental protection as well as to intervene when the regulations are breached.

Liniewo

The Liniewo Commune is situated in the central part of the Pomeranian Province, 45 km from the Tricity metropolis. The Commune has a large amount of area which could be used for the industry and services - especially tourism. The Liniewo Commune has a convenient access to all national roads. It takes 40 min. to get there from the Tricity. The main route connecting the 'Kashubian Capital' - Kościerzyna with another important centre for the region - the city of Tczew goes through Liniewo. The Commune will charm you with its reach landscape, which makes it a perfect place for rest and relaxation. The Valley of the Mid-Part of Wietcisa is situated in the Commune's area. Thanks to its natural value, it was listed in Natura 2000. At the Jezioro Duże, there is a beautiful Orle Nature Reserve and its oak-hornbeam forest, where over 200 year old oaks grow. The historic church in the village of Garczyn, with a beautiful altar and the figurine of Holy Mary of Garczyn of the 15th century and the Księża Góra hill, which has a medieval settlement in it are only some of the tourist attractions of the Commune area. Archaeologists date the settlement in the area for 1400 - 1100 b.c. The medieval settlement is still full of mysteries. Many knight fairs and battle reconstructions take place there every year. The first African ostrich farm in Poland was founded in Garczyn eight years ago. It attracts hundreds of tourists every year and has many attractions and surprises for them.

Luzino

The Luzino Commune is situated in the northern part of Pomeranian Province and its surface is 112 km2, which is around 0.6% of the Province's surface. It has 14,157 inhabitants. It is a part of the County of Wejherowo. The Luzino village is the largest village in the Pomeranian Province. It is similar to a small town and is one of the villages with the largest numbers of inhabitants in Poland. It has over 7,148 inhabitants. The national road no 6 runs through the Commune. There is also a train station on the route between Gdańsk and Stargard Szczeciński. There are large forest complexes and a special microclimate in the Commune of Luzino. The Commune has a number of tourist attractions. The historic buildings of the Kościelna Street, a Baroque shrine, the St Lawrence Church, the former protestant church on the Kukówka hill, which has been converted into a library and the Arboretum dendrological park. There is also a modern sports and event hall, which has a rich offer for various age groups. In the Luzino Commune, the tradition meets modern times. Many open-air events are held here every year. They refer to Kashubian customs of the past: the harvest festival, the Midsummer Night and the Kashubian song festival as well as summer concerts. They always attract a large audience. Its most spectacular part is a festive harvest parade on the streets of Luzino and attempting a world record. It always takes place on the last Sunday of August.

Polska Izba Spedycji i Logistyki

The main aims for the Association are the protection of the members' rights and representing their best interest in front of authorities and state administration as well as international freight forwarding organisations. Providing access to the national and international information, especially in the context of Poland's EU membership, organisations of training sessions, conferences and conventions connected with the interests of the members of the Association.
Polish International Freight Forwarders Association is a national member of the Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations "FIATA" in Zurich, a member of the European Organisation for Forwarding and Logistics "CLECAT" in Brussels, a member of the National Economic Chamber and a member of the Polish Chamber of Maritime Economy.


Polskie Towarzystwo Turystyczno - Krajoznawcze, Oddz. Morski w Gdyni

The Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society aims at promoting qualified tourism and sightseeing in Poland. The Maritime Department of the Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society is a non-profit organisation, which obtains financing for the implementations of its statutory aims thanks to the operation of the Tourist Service Office.
The Tourist Service Office has been operating in the spheres like: providing tourist transportation in Pomerania and Poland; preparing tour programmes for groups and individual clients; booking hotels and guest houses or youth hostels and tourist centres; help in renting coaches and mini-buses; services of tourist guides; training courses.

Powiat Lęborski

The County of Lębork is situated in the north-west part of the Pomeranian province. It consists of two towns: Lębork and Łeba, as well as three rural Communes: Cewice, Nowa Wieś ‎Lęborska and Wicko. Its geographical location makes it one of the most scenic regions of Poland. The wild areas, which have not been effected by men and unique landscapes add to the place's appeal. There is the Słowiński National Park in the close vicinity. It is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Active tourists will find ample attractions here. What is more, the county has a varied offer of cultural and sports events, like the Lębork Culture Days, St. Jacob's Church Fair, the national M. Stryjewski Literature Competition or International Windsurfing Championships.

Puck

The town of Puck is located in the northern part of the Kashubia region and serves as its centre. The attractive location on the edge of the Hillock of Puck and the peaceful, clean and warm basin of the Puck Bay with safe depths, climatic advantages and perfect conditions for water sports are undeniable values of Puck. The city is developing and becoming more beautiful. It is a centre of modern sports infrastructure. The marina provides perfect conditions for sailing. The windiness of the area guarantees popularity with sailors, windsurfers and kitesurfers. The Olympic athletes and international sailing crews train here. There are many sights to see in Puck. The international competition in catching garfish as well as the annual Maritime Pilgrimage of Fishermen's Boats to St. Peter and Paul's church fair.

Reda

A peaceful and quiet town of Reda is situated in a picturesque proglacial stream valley of ‎the Łeba and Reda rivers, near Gdynia and Gdańsk. The hustle of the Tricity does not reach it. There are peace, nature and mountains. They may not be high, but they are very scenic. You can see the entire town and its surroundings from them. It is easy to get to Reda. A national road runs through the town. It is connected with the Tricity bypass. There are suburban trains which go every few minutes and a railcar to Hel. Reda is sportsman-friendly. There are well prepared running routes, tennis courts, sauna, gym and a new sports hall. There are places where even a whole team can spend a night in good conditions. It is a good place to settle. It is close to the Tricity, yet very peaceful. A charming Family Park has been created at the river bank. There is even a beach with sand, which was brought from the seaside. Tourists are attracted by the kayaking route. There are over 20,000 inhabitants in Reda.

Rumia

Rumia is a town with exceptional view advantages. The Zagórska Stróga river winds through the town, and the forest-covered hills give you an impression that you are in a mountain town. The Góra Markowca hill rises above the town. You can see a wonderful panorama of the area from the hill. Rumia has numerous tourist attractions, including historic sites, like the ruins of the Gothic St. Stanisław Church or Biały Dworek (the White Manor House). The cactus collection of the Hinz family is an undoubted tourist gem. It is deemed to be one of the largest in Europe. The good location of the town near the important national road no 6 and very good regional transport make Rumia a perfect place from which you can easily get to the Tricity, Hel and the Northern Kashubia. It is also a town which is open to investors and entrepreneurs. It has the title of Złota Lokalizacja Biznesu (Golden Business Location). There are over 4,000 companies registered here.

Szemud

The Szemud Commune is situated in the central part of the Pomeranian Province, in the County of Wejherowo. It consists of 175.86 km2 in surface and 22 villages. It has around 15,000 inhabitants. The area of the Commune is directly adjacent to the Tricity and borders with Gdynia on the east. The Commune is located in the vicinity of six rivers which drain the area into various river basins. Apart from large lakes, there are many minor bodies of water. Swamp and marsh complexes are also typical in the area. A little forest has been preserved, most of it deciduous and mixed. You can encounter deer and boars or, less frequently fallow deer or elks in them. Foxes, hares and badgers are common. There is no big industry here, which is beneficial to tourism and recreation. The Commune is mostly agricultural, with a developing production-service sector. Many villages lose their rural character and are inhabited by the people from Trójmiasto. The unemployment rate has been one of the lowest in the entire province for years. The Commune has a well-developed and well-kept infrastructure for culture and sport.

Wejherowo

A town full of surprises and traditions as well as places and people. Situated in the very heart of Kashubia, it is a part of the Small Kashubian Tricity. It is also a part of the Gdańsk metropolis. Historic sources say that the Wejherowska Wola settlement, which was the foundation for the city, was created on 28 May 1643 by the decision of Jakub Wejher. Kalwaria Wejherowska (Calvary of Wejherowo) is definitely the most important tourist attraction. It consists of 26 baroque, rococo and neo-gothic shrines. Wejherowo focuses on development. Within a few years, the governing officials obtained EU financing for as many as 9 projects, whose total value exceeded PLN 80 million. Some investments have been finished, some are still on progress.

Władysławowo

The Commune as an administrative unit encompasses 8 towns and villages: Karwia, Ostrowo, Tupadły, Jastrzębia Góra, Rozewie, Chłapowo, Władysławowo and Chałupy. Interesting places, picturesque scenery, 28 km of sandy beaches, a beautiful and diverse coastline, clean air smelling of the seaside pines are just a few reasons why the Commune is wirth visiting. Numerous cultural events, a varied offer of activities and the extraordinary hospitality of the inhabitants will make your stay here unforgeable. Dom Rybaka (the Fisherman House) with an observation tower, the Museum of Butterflies, the fishing port with the Port Memorial Chamber, Cetniewo Olympic Training Centre or the Ocean Park are its most important attractions. The tallest cliff on the seaside, Lisi Jar, the lighthouse in Rozewie and the Czarna Wda river which flows into the sea are some of the Commune's attractions.