Suggested Sites for Travel to Kashubia
European Solidarity Center
Museum in Gdansk, located next to the shipyard where the Solidarity Movement started.
Museum of the Second World War
Located in Gdansk, covers the history of the war, starting with the Invasion of Poland in September 1939.
The Kashubian Congress
Usually held the last weekend in June or the first weekend in July. It is held in a different Kashubian city each year. It is a large outdoor festival with food and entertainment that brings in thousands of Kashubians from around the world.
Wdzydze Kiszewskie Ethnographic Park
Fifty-two buildings from different parts of Kashubia were moved to this “village” – gives you a good sense of life in Kashubian in the 1700-1800’s. The church from the village of Swarnagacie was moved there and is in its original state.
Albrecht Homestead Museum
A branch of the Central Pomeranian Museum in Swolowo, Slupsk County. It is an example of a wealthy peasant farm.
Museum of the Slovinic Countryside
The village of Kluki in Slupsk County within the Pomerania Voivodeship, is surrounded by a historic landscape of dunes, lakes, meadows, woods, and hills. The museum has original and re-located cottages that depict what life was like in the 19th century.
Museum of Kashubian-Pomeranian Literature and Music
Located in Wejherowo – the website is in Polish but using a translation tool, you should be able to figure out some of the sections.
A one hour bus or train ride from Gdansk, located in Kwidzyn. This castle is an example of a medieval fortress, completed in 1406 by the order of Teutonic Knights. It is the largest castle in the world in land area. Bombed in WWII, it has been restored to its original state.
Necel Museum of Kashubian Ceramics
Located in Chmielno (a city known for its strawberries). This pottery factory originated in 1897 and has been operated by eleven generations of one family. They use original Kashubian ceramic designs on all of the pottery.
Stutthof Concentration Camp
A one hour city bus ride from Gdansk, this historic site is worth seeing. Being a smaller camp, it provides a different perspective from the more well-known camps. Jewish prisoners as well as non-Jewish Polish prisoners were held there.
An open air museum about the Kashubian culture.
Porcelain Factory in Lubiana
A factory showroom that has Kashubian designs as part of their inventory of porcelain products at a reasonable cost. If you are unable to go to Poland, products from this factory can be purchased from the Polish Museum in Winona: Polish Museum
Emigration Museum in Gydnia
A museum dedicated to the history of Polish Emigration.
Stone Circles in Odry
Sometimes called the “Polish Stonehedge.”
Old Town in Gdansk (Stare Miasto)
There are many historic sites to see as well as restaurants shops, and a farmer’s market – good walking as many areas are closed off to cars. The harbor is within walking distance as well.