Krynica Morska Travel Guide

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Krynica Morska Things to Do

  • Boat trips from Krynica Morska

    If you visit Krynica Morska in the summer months, you can take three kinds of boat trips from there: to Frombork, where Copernicus lived, worked and died, to Elblag and to Kaliningrad in Russia. You can only join the latter if you get the Russian visa in advance. We were in Krynica in September so only the roundtrip to Frombork was still on offer...

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  • Fishing port on the Vistula Bay at...

    The fishing port on the Vistula Bay at Piaski is much more elaborate than the one on the open sea, which is probably due to the fact that fishing in the bay is safer. What looks in the picture like wigwams are poles used for stretching the fishing nets, drying in the sun. Looking across the water, you can see Frombork with its characteristic towers...

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  • The fishing harbours at Krynica Morska

    Krynica Morska has two fishing harbours, one on the side of the bay with a proper pier and the other on the side of the open sea. Here the fishermen face higher waves and the boats are just pulled onto the shore by a jeep. The place is alive with the commotion and just watching the boats come and go can be interesting. There are a number of...

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  • Piaski or Nowa Karczma (the New Inn)

    The traditional name of Piaski - the last village on the Polish side of the Vistula peninsula east of Krynica Morska - was Nowa Karczma ( the New Inn). That name derives from an inn that existed here already in the Middle Ages when in 1429 a knight of the Teutonic Order, Henryk Holt granted the innkeeper by the name of Hannos the privilege of...

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  • Stutthof Museum

    A few kilometres west of Krynica Morska lies Sztutowo, a nice village with beaches and guesthouses but unfortunately best known for the first concentration camp in World War II.Established already on 2 September 1939 and functioning until 9 May 1945, it was a place where 120 000 prisoners from 19 countries and of 25 nationalities lost their...

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  • The beach and fishing port at Piaski

    To get from Piaski to the beach you must cross the forest. It's a walk of about 900 m uphill, quite steep at places as the forest grows on a dune but the wood is so beautiful and full of birds that it can make up for the effort. It's a dirt road closed to traffic but not to bikes yet some people drive up to the beach and leave their cars in the...

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Krynica Morska Restaurants

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    by evaanna Written Nov 6, 2005

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    It is a seasonal restaurant, with the tables in an enclosed area outdoors but under a provisional roof in case of rain. It was still open in September, that is, longer than the other seasonal eateries. The food is good, nice soups, well-prepared fried fish, salads, and also traditional Polish dishes like pierogi or golabki (stuffed cabbage). The service is prompt and efficient.
    Only beer is served but no wines or anything stronger.

    Favorite Dish: I know it will sound childish but I loved their special hot pancakes with apple and cottage cheese and whipped cream. Yummy!

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Krynica Morska Warnings and Dangers

  • Be careful when using your mobile phone!

    If you are staying in Krynica Morska or the area around it and the roaming on your mobile phone is on, it is very likely that you will be logged onto the Russian mobile network. If you are, you will be paying 18 zl per minute, an outrageous price, as Russia is in the most expensive, 6th zone for mobile connections. You will pay as much too if your...

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  • Mind the Russian border

    If you go for a walk on the beach at Piaski, after about 3 km you will see the remains of net wire fencing and the sign "Granica panstwa" (state frontier). Don't even try to go on if you don't want to meet with the Russian border guards as such a meeting could be quite expensive. The same applies to walks along the main road, but there you have a...

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    by evaanna Updated Nov 6, 2005

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    Fondest memory: As soon as we arrived at Piaski, which is formally part of Krynica Morska, our landlady said she had to warn us about something: there were some wild boar running the village streets!Then she added hastily they were so tame you could feed them from your hand. Just mind they don't bite you. I was so excited to hear that that the very same evening I went to keep watch where they usually came - the children's playground nearby. I waited and waited but nothing happened. But next morning we were driving to Krynica to get on a boat to Frombork when suddenly I saw a big black animal running beside our car, squealing loudly. At first I thought it was a dog but I'd never heard a dog squeal. That was our first encounter with a boar. Two days later we saw a whole family of wild boar, this time in the street of Piaski, but only from a distance. A face-to-snout encounter came on our last day there, when we were coming back from a walk in the wood. And there at the same place as before was a boar. He/she was just having some cabbage in the boar canteen and jumped back on seeing us but soon went on eating undisturbed while I took a photo.

    Wild boar in its canteen in the street of Piaski Boar's cubs with their mother in Piaski Wild boar taken aback by our arrival Boar family out for a walk
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