POST CONFERENCE TOUR

JUNE 26th, 2015

MIĘDZYZDROJE – ŚWINOUJŚCIE

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Programme:

  • 08.45 am: Departure from Szczecin
  • 11.00 am: Arrival at Międzyzdroje. Walk to the highest point on the Polish coast (Gosań Hill). Walk through Międzyzdroje's pier and visit in the bison demonstration farm
  • 02.00-03.00 pm: Lunch
  • 03.00 pm: Transfer to Świnoujście. Świnoujscie sightseeing
  • Return to Szczecin through Gerhard's Fort.
  • Bonfire
  • Return to Szczecin at around 07.00 pm

Price:

40,00 € per person (at least 20 participants)

Price includes:

  • Bus transfer and parking fees
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance to East Fort Gerhard's Fort, pier in Międzyzdroje, bison demonstration farm
  • Lunch and campfire

East Fort (Gerhard's Fort), Świnoujście

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Gerhard's Fort also known as the Eastern Fort belongs to the best preserved Prussian waterside artillery forts. It was built between the years 1856-1863. It was one of the four basic fortification works, making up the maritime Fortress Świnoujście. Between the years 1870-1881 a former battery of field cannons was incorporated into the area (presently the western one) of the fort. At the turn of the 19th and the 20th centuries the telegraphic connection was installed as was the narrow-gauge railway. The fortification was initially filled with approximately 300 infantry and artillery men. Following the First World War the structure was taken over by the German Navy, having an auxiliary function as long as until the end of the Second World War. After the war it was used by the Russians and in 1962 it was handed down to the city of Świnoujście. It served as a warehouse for a few years to be subsequently abandoned. In 2001 the Fort was opened to the public. In the fort's collection there are a few hundred of exhibits, photos and documents connected with the history of the city and the Fortress Świnoujście. The aim of the exposition is to familiarise visitors with the history of the Świnoujście fortification development since the time of the Swedish wars until the 1970s. Visitors are accompanied by tour guides dressed up as ‘Prussian soldiers' led by the Fort Commandant who obligatorily drills visitors on the former parade square. After the training guests receive a special certificate and are rewarded with a shot from a 19th century's cannon.
Flyer (pdf 954 kB)

Międzyzdroje

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The town of Międzyzdroje - called the Pearl of the Baltic - is one of the most popular popular spa towns in Poland. The history of this town starts in the XII century, though the village of Międzyzdroje was known in the mid XIX century. Nowadays Międzyzdroje has about 6000 citizens though in the summer or hot weekends the numbers increases almost 10 times! Promenade - the pedestrian zone in town comprises two streets: Stars Avenue and the Heroes of Warsaw. About 1 km of the street is completely full of souvenir stalls and shops, bars, fried fish bars and restaurants. Just beyond the celebrated Amber hotel you can walk along the pavement over famous Polish actor's hand prints. This is called the Hollywood Boulevard of Poland. The Molo - The pier was built in 1830 as a wooden bridge. After WWII its length was 120 m until 2004 when it was renovated and prolonged to 395 m.
Interesting facts about Międzyzdroje

Wolin National Park & Hill Gosań

Wolin National Park (109.37 km2) is one of 23 National Parks in Poland, situated on the island of Wolin. It was established on March 3rd, 1960. The Park has its headquarters in the town of Międzyzdroje. The Park contains a number of species of flora and fauna. Its attractions include the sea cliffs of Gosań and Kawcza Góra. Gosań (94 mASL) is the highest elevation in Poland cliffs. From this cliff a beautiful panorama of the Baltic Sea can be observed.

Bison demonstration farm

an image The park includes a European Bison Showcase Enclosure, where these animals are bred and transferred to other herds, also abroad. Bison demonstration farm covers an area of 28 hectares and is about 1.3 km away from Miedzydroje center. The European Bison (Bison bonasus), also known as Wisentor or the European Wood Bison, is a Eurasian species of bison. It is one of two extant species of bison, alongside the American bison. European bison were hunted to extinction in the wild, with the last wild animals being shot in the Białowieża Forest (on the Poland-Belarus border) in 1919. They have since been reintroduced from captivity into several countries in Europe all descendants of the Białowieża. The names of bisons born in Poland begin with ‘Po-’ (the first syllable of POLAND).
Wolinski National Park
National Parks in Poland - Flyer
Characteristics of closed breeding stations of bison in Poland

The tour organizer is:

TOURIST OFFICE „ROMA'' BEATA NOWAK
71-051 Szczecin, ul. Szeligowskiego 57
www.roma.szczecin.pl
tel. +48 605 78 11 57
e-mail: roma@roma.szczecin.pl
Bank Account Number (currency: PLN): BP 30 1020 4795 0000 9302 0311 7488
Bank Account Number (currency: EURO): BP 35 1020 4795 0000 9102 0311 7496
Entry in the Register of Tourism Organizers: Z-013/02
Entry in CEI and DG UN-015318
Insurance: SIGNAL IDUNA POLSKA - 202332


If you are interested in the proposed post conference trip please contact: iccmr12@zut.edu.pl or roma@roma.szczecin.pl

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