About the trail of the military history
Northern Kashubia, also called Norda, is a land on the Baltic, whose charm can be praised endlessly. The waters of the Baltic and the Bay of Puck, beautiful beaches and gorgeous wildlife invite tourists to visit the place, but are not the only wealth of this land. Northern Kashubia is also centuries of culture, and beautiful, although complicated, history. It is Puck, the port of Poland's privateers and fortress that resisted the siege of the Swedish Deluge. It is also the Hel Peninsula, whose defenders wrote a heroic page in 1939. It is a number of other places that create the military history of the region, from middle ages up to the year 2000.
The Trail of the Military History of Northern Kashubia is a theme car-trip trail comprising sites and structures connected with the war heritage and military history of the Puck District. It is made up of over eighty sites, such as historical defensive structures or their remains, as well as monuments, graves and battlefields. The trail points out popular places that are frequently visited, such as Rozewie Cape or the tip of the Hel Peninsula, but also sites and events that are a forgotten treasure of the heritage of Nortern Kashubian culture and history. Following the trail you can also visit the Museum of Coastal Defense in Hel, the Open-air Museum of Fortifications and the „Sabała” Shelter-Museum in Jastarnia, and the palace-castle in Krokowa. The sites along the trail are also accessible to cycling tourists, thanks to cycling paths Puck-Hel and Gnieżdżewo-Krokowa. For those that prefer walking there are numerous walking paths, not only along the coast, and a network of paths for Nordic Walking of various level of difficulty. Sailors and water motorsports fans must be mentioned as well: there are structures of the former torpedo proving grounds on the Puck Bay waiting for them.
Stowarzyszenie Turystyczne „Kaszuby Północne” Lokalna Organizacja Turystyczna
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