Just seeing the house from the outside makes you feel dizzy but when you go in it gets much worse. Everything here is upside down - the furniture is suspended from the floor, i.e. what normally would be the ceiling and, looking at it, you can't help feeling that it will fall on you any time. The fact that the floor, that is the ceiling, you stand on as you enter is in addition at an angle to the horizon does not help matters.
I didn't go any further but sat down on the only chair that was not upside down placed there by the door for the weak-headed like me and waited while Chris went upstairs, i.e. downstairs. He was back within a minute or two. He said he had not been able to take any pictures upstairs, having had to hold on to the banisters with both his hands. No wonder. You must experience it to know how it feels to have your world turned upside down.
The house upside down was added to the Centre of Education and Promotion of the Region at Szymbark in 2007. It was supposed to represent the overthrowing of communism in Poland but, to me, it looks much too new for that. Unless the architect, like many of us, thinks that communism, though theoretically overthrown, is still keeping well here in the persons of its notable representatives who quickly learnt how to use the new situation to their advantage, adjusted their views in a hurry and are now members of our new government.
The Centre for the Promotion of the Region at Szymbark has its own brewery where beer is measured by metres (sic!) Have a look at my picture to see how it works. Seriously though, beer can be ordered and drunk on the spot there and there is also a stall by the entrance to the centre where it can be bought to be carried home with you. There are a few interesting brands of beer brewed there but, in comparison with the prices elsewhere in Poland, they are all quite expensive.
What to buy: Special brands of Kashubian beer
What to pay: More expensive than average.