The biggest tourist attractions in Ustka. Poland

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Have a nice time everyone=) Some people have noticed that somewhere around 10 days, I did not appear here. And why? I came here because I had some holidays at the Baltic sea. To the city of Ustka in Poland.

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I went with my classmates, from uni (I study at the philological faculty, specialization – Polish and English, Polish – the major – to explain the joy of it). All in all (with me) 11 girls. We stayed there for 8 days (+2 spent on the road, there and back). And in this review I will tell you more about it.

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The town itself is very small – only 17,000 people. And quite a lot of people, especially elderly people, are immigrants from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. The town itself has more than 600 years of history. Originally it was a fishing village (so a little strange arrangement of houses, streets in the city). And the pictures of the city and its architecture:

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And the church on the main street:

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Now it is a resort town, for a quiet family vacation, with an abundance of hotels, pensions, private houses, where rooms are available. In one of these houses and we lived:

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We lived with the girls on the first and second floor.

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What we all liked – there was no curfew) Photos of the room I do not have, because there was such a mess so creative. Lived differently – in 1 room (but it was like 2) lived 4 girls, 2 rooms of 2 and 1 where there were 3. In it there was besides 3 bunks also and a huge sofa and we gathered in the evenings on chick bunks:З Decorations of our room was simple – 2 beds, a commode, a table, a case, a TV set (channels did not work, but the jack with a flash card worked – we watched films). We had a kettle on the floor, on the 2nd floor the hostess had a kitchen, there you could warm up some tea or coffee and put something in the fridge. In each room there were mugs, plates and cutlery, which came in handy for us because we loved to munch on the local yogurt. We were well fed, though! The canteen was in a building nearby, it was run by Anna, our hostess’s daughter-in-law, who was herself from Moscow. A breakfast was usually a cheese and sausage cutlet, pickle-tomato, butter, jam, loaf, cereals and milk. Lunch – soup and the second course – something meat, a side dish, and a salad-something vegetable. Dinner – different: or different pasta, with different sauces, porridge, fries, cuts and the same supplements for sandwiches. A little warning – Polish cuisine is quite spicy. In the courtyard of our house there was a very nice garden:

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In general, Poles are very fond of gardens and flowers on their plots and compete in this with their neighbors:

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You could say – nice and well-maintained gardens and vegetable gardens is a national point among Poles.

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And I damn well like him).

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Since the city is a fishing town and on the sea, of course, there is a port:

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And also in the port is a cool attraction: fully recreated from an old ship, a pirate ship, excursion on it costs 30 zlotys (about 10 dollars). And here is the ship itself:

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And the same, the view from the open sea (I took pictures during the tour on the boat):

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By the way, there are very cool guys working on the ship, the soundtrack from “Pirates of the Caribbean” is played, all the girls get jokes and compliments, they call them mermaids:З And on the loudspeaker. In Poland, in general, people are very polite. In the store, even in a usual supermarket, you’re greeted with: “Dzień dobry”, at any time of day or night, you’re pushed, or even you are pushed and they apologize. Once, a classmate was just walking down the street, she sneezed, and a passer-by said “Na zdrowie”, which is the equivalent of our: “Bless you”.

Speaking of mermaids. Mermaid is a symbol of Ustka (like Warsaw). And as you noted above – there is a statue of her. And just like the statue of Juliet in Verona, you have to rub her breasts to be happy).

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As for the beach, here it is sandy, the sand is light and very nice. The sea – cool, sometimes warm – as it gets warm. (Although I swam okay) The first few days of our stay was cool, in the middle somewhere – all night storm raged terrible, lightning and thunder, terrible wind. And so it was very hot (up to +40) and good. And pics of the beach and sea: A little bit of twilight and sunset:

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Just a beach): in the evening on the first day

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When you walk down the main street immediately catching the eye of different souvenir stalls. A lot of different mini cafes and restaurants. They are more interesting in my opinion – there are different tasty things like casseroles (believe me, not like ours, more like pizza), hot dogs, etc., kebab (kebab has nothing to do with shashlik – it’s a mix of meat and different additives on the dough). Ice-cream, pastries, goffers (freshly baked Viennese waffles with optional additives, cream and syrups), drinks (including Bubble Tea – a kind of cocktail, made on the basis of juice, tea, milk, coffee, yogurt, etc., added syrup or similar additive, it already depends on the taste, and at the bottom are thrown or jelly or gelatin balls with a liquid filling. In taste it will be from milkshake to a refreshing drink). The prices are all different, though more expensive than if you take ice cream at the store, but not expensive. Goffers:

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Ice cream (it’s the most varied there, with different flavors of your choice, fillers and sprinkles. This is a sprinkle of caramel, like fizz):

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There aren’t many boutiques in the city. There’s a brand store, House and other brands there, a good store with cosmetics Rossman. If you want to enjoy shopping, go to Słupsk, to “Jantar” shopping center. They will tell you where the bus stop is; it’s about an hour away, and the mall is right on the terminal. The bus ticket costs 6 PLN (2 dollars). But I’ll write more about “Jantar” later. To get to the city is quite difficult – we went first by train, then we were taken by hired bus. It’s a long drive – 13 hours. Another easy option – get to Warsaw or Gdansk, there by train to Słupsk and then take the same bus to “Yantar”, but sit at a stop near the station. For nightlife lovers, there’s a club. I was not there because I don’t like clubs, and especially club music, but the girls really liked it and it was fun (but not in the morning =). There is also a disco at night aboard a pirate ship. Also a lot of bars and restaurants. There is a movie theater. If you just want to go to the store, the supermarket, it’s better to go to “Biedronka” (“Bedronka”, translated as ladybug). On the sign will be a yellow inscription and ladybug:Z prices there are the lowest and a great selection of food and goodies. Not far there is a national park: “Słowiński Park Narodowy”, where in addition to clean air and the beauty of nature there is a desert, over which you will get to the bay where the transparent water, where you can see all the pebbles, fish and jellyfish).

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I really liked it there. I spent 10 days at the sea, fun and in good company!)

Ustka

Ustka

This fishing port with its green manicured center and streets of fine architecture is one of the most sophisticated resort towns on the Baltic Sea. German sun-seekers seem to think so, too; they’ve been flocking to Poland’s white sandy Ustka beach since the 19th century, when “Iron Chancellor” Otto von Bismarck built his first seaside lodge here.

Getting to know the town

The first written mention of Ustka dates back to 1337. For more than five hundred years it was officially a part of Słupsk. Creation of the railroad in 1878 led to an influx of commuters and as a consequence, the number of inhabitants gradually increased. This situation led to the rapid development of services in the region. In 1935 the Ustka Spa was given a town charter. During the years of its existence it belonged to Prussia, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic and the Nazi Germany. In 1945, as a result of the Potsdam Conference, the city was transferred to Poland. At present, Ustka is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Poland, although the town is quite small – only 17 thousand residents.

Getting to know the city

Ustka on the map of Poland

Ustka is located in the north-west of Poland, 130 km from Gdansk. Refers to the province of Pomerania, the Słupsk County. The Słupia River divides it in half, flowing into the Baltic Sea. The proximity of the sea, developed infrastructure and the efforts of the authorities to revive the old town makes Ustka a paradise for tourists, even for those who are difficult to please.

Ustka on the map of Poland

When is the best time to go to Ustka?

Definitely the beginning of August. During this time, the air temperature reaches +24 ° C during the day and at night it does not drop below +18 ° C. Water is ideal for swimming and warms up to +20 ° C. In June and July it is warmer, but the frequent rains can easily spoil your vacation. On the other hand, in winter the city is not cold, there are almost no frosts, and although the beach vacation is canceled, you can devote your free time to explore the old city. Nature is not diverse, and the main attraction is the Baltic coast.

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When to go

What to see?

The city has an 800-year history, but for most of that time it was not a city, but only a fishing village, so it did not accumulate any particularly interesting places. After fishing became irrelevant, the main income of the town came from the shipyard. During the war it was destroyed, but shortly before that a railway station appeared here. This simplified the way to Ustka for tourists, who now contribute significant amounts to the city budget. However, Ustka is Poland, so visitors of Ustka will not be left without sights:

  1. The old fishermen’s houses are the history of Ustka. The authentic buildings in the narrow streets take you back to the times when the locals used to live by fishing, not always successful, but traditional.
  2. The lighthouse, built in 1871 and still operating.
  3. Church of the Savior, late 19th century. Until the time of its construction in the city operated the old church of the XIV century, but it was destroyed to the ground. The new church was built by Protestants, however, after the Second World War began to receive Catholic parishioners.
  4. Bread Museum . It was opened relatively recently, in the 90s, but not unreasonably in Ustka. The town was famous for its bakers on the whole area, and to this day, one of the best confectionery shops of the town is situated next to the museum.
  5. Blucher’s Battery . The war left its mark on all cities in Poland, and Ustka is no exception. Today it is possible to walk through the remains of German fortifications and then visit a shooting gallery or an archery range.

The beach and the sea

Tourists often come to Ustka just for that. The beautiful Baltic Sea with its purest waves and harsh expanses beckons travelers. The city has two beaches – East and West, they are separated by the river Slupia. The first is closer to the center, it is more civilized, surrounded by a historic embankment, full of cafes, entertainment, and as a consequence, in the season is crowded. The second is more wild and remote, but no less picturesque. It is a real treasure for photo lovers, in this place in Ustka you can feel the spirit of seaside Poland.

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Beach and Sea

Hotels and Sanatoriums

Local authorities invest a lot of money in developing of tourism, so there is no shortage of places to stay in Ustka. Apart from hotels of various standards, there are a lot of sanatoriums and resorts with curative mud and mineral water therapy. To get to the beach is eastern most convenient, and therefore it is here that most hotels are located. There are also hotels in the western part of the city, but in smaller numbers:

Bite to eat in Ustka is literally at every step, especially in the eastern part and on the shore not only the sea but also the river Slupia. Fast-food outlets, especially pizzerias, as well as cozy family restaurants and larger venues offer their services:

Fire Festival

Every year Ustka hosts a fireworks festival that brings together pyrotechnicians from all over the world. In mid-July, the night sky above the beaches lights up with hundreds of fireworks, and each specialist strives to outdo the competition to the delight of the audience.

Fire Festival

How to get there?

Foreign tourists often arrive in Poland by air, in this case the best way is the airport of Gdansk. Then you can take the train, an hour and you are there. Travelers traveling within the country are also welcome by train, direct routes from Warsaw or Słupsk. If you want to get around Poland by car, take S7 highway to Ustka, then turn off at Słupsk on DK21.

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