Pomerania region's attractions


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Pomerania region is located in the northern part of Poland and also the north-eastern Germany. Its name comes from the Slavic po more what means: by the sea. The largest city is Gdansk. The landscape features forest, lakes, coastal areas, farmland and towns. That region is inhabited by Pomeranians among which there are the Kashubians. Their traditions and culture (with even language) survived despite the Polonization. Today, their folklor fascinates its originality and uniqueness. They make ceramics and create embroidery. They can be proud of their music and dance. In Pomerania Voivodeship there are numerous charming towns and historical sights.
The city of Malbork is famous for The Castle of the Teutonic Order which is considered to be the largest castle in the world by surface area. It was built in the 13th century and inscribed into UNESCO' s list in 1997. In Gniewno there are situated the Castle of the Teutonic Knights erected in 14/15th c., the 14th -century Church of St. Catherine and the 16th -century Church of St. George. Kwidzyn on the Liwa River offers the partially ruined 14th century Brick Gothic Ordensburg castle of the Teutonic Order. The interesting part of the castle is a sewer tower which is connected with the castle by a bridge. Lębork is one of the few Pomeranian cities which has well-preserved medieval defence walls. To the oldest monuments in Lebork belongs the fragment of the Castle of the Teutonic Knights. There can be also found the historical 14th – century Church of St. James, a mill, neo-gothic Old City's architecture with a Town Hall, tenements, the Post Office building and more. The most interesting sites of Słupsk are tenement houses built in the Gothic and Secession styles, the Renaissance-Gothic town hall, medieval town gates, the Old Town, the 16th-century Castle of the Pomeranian Dukes on the Slupia River where today is placed the Museum of Mid-Pomerania. It presents the Poland's largest collection of Witkacy's paintings.

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