Gorzów Wielkopolski Travel and Tourist Guide

Gorzów Wielkopolski

Gorzów Wielkopolski Travel and Tourist Guide – Gorzów Wielkopolski in western Poland in the province of Lubuskie is a city situated on the lower Warta River at the confluence with the Klodawka. It is the largest city in the Lubusz Voivodeship with a population of 125,149 inhabitants as of June 2009. It is one of two capitals within the Voivodeship, the other being Zielona Góra and Gorzów Wielkopolski was previously the capital of the Gorzów Voivodeship from 1975 to 1998.

Photograph: Spring time of the Peoples Park – located in the centre of Gorzow Wielkopolski and has an area of 4.7 ha. Founded in 1913 on wetlands areas around the pond, Międzywojenym. During and shortly after the World War it was a zoo. From 1960 to 1964 the park underwent a complete renovation and restoration program.

The first mention of the settlement was in 1254 when it was captured by Brandenburg and in 1257 a town was founded. It was encircled by defensive walls and became part of the Neumark of Brandenburg where they based their campaigns against Poland and West Pomerania. In 1774 the Bydgoszcz Canal was opened stimulating economic growth through commercial water transport.

Culture and Tourism

Gorzów is famous for its fine sportsmen including olympic and world champions and national representatives. In recent years the city has been known for a former Polish Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, who comes from Gorzów Wielkopolski. For theatre goers there is the Julisz Osterwa Theatre.

A Gothic Cathedral stands in the city centre which was constructed in stages from about 1290 with a large tower being added in the 14th century which was made higher in 1621. On the west bank of the Warta next to the bridge stands a timber-framed granary built in 1798.

Around Gorzów there are two large forest areas: Gorzów Woods (Puszcza Gorzowska) to north, where Barlinek-Gorzów Landscape Park is situated, and Noteć Woods (Puszcza Notecka) to the southeast.

Economy

Between the World Wars the city was a centre for the manufacturing of armaments. The biggest oil fields in Poland are located near Gorzów Wielkopolski. Other industries include artifical fibre, textiles and mechanical plants. It is also a river port.

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Poland Travel Guide Information

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Accommodation in Gorzów Wielkopolski

You will find the full range of accommodation in this town from the most luxurious five star hotels with up to date and modern amenities to pensions (a type of guest house or boarding house) and rooms or apartments at very reasonable prices. Some of the larger towns and cities will also have hostels.

If you prefer to stay in a more rural location there are a number of “Agro” style of accommodation places on farms and in the countryside plus there may be camp sites nearby.

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Activities & Attractions in Gorzów Wielkopolski

Poland is a country with a large variety of landscapes, a place where you can experience all four seasons. This provides the visitor with many opportunities for adventure and different activities and visiting attractions, whether you enjoy the mountains, lakes, rivers or the beaches you will find something that suits you.

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Museums in Gorzów Wielkopolski

Polska is full of history and the Polish are great lovers of knowledge of the past so you will find many museums in the country, whether it be a folk, military, science, skansen, transport or any other type.

Poland has a long history and has been an important trading route that has been invaded by many different groups over the past 1,000 years. Museums are a great way to explore the nations history about the inhabitants of the land in the past, their lives and customs.

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Places to Eat in Gorzów Wielkopolski

There are many restaurants covering the usual pizza to those offering local Polish traditional and regional cuisine.

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Tourist Information in Gorzów Wielkopolski

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PTTK – Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society is a non-profit organisation that you will find in many places in Poland.

It is one of the oldest tourist societies in Europe and was was created by the merger of two societies: Polish Tatry Society (1873) and Polish Country Lovers Society (1906).

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Transport in Gorzów Wielkopolski

The Zielona Góra passenger airport is situated in Babimost. With communication links to European North-South and East-West routes. Owing to it’s geographical location, there are future plans for it’s development as a European cargo airport. Currently there is one passenger flight to Warsaw each day and summer time fights to Gdansk operated by SprintAir

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Zielona Góra/Babimost Airport Airport www.lotnisko.lubuskie.pl
Przewozy Regionalne Railways www.przewozyregionalne.pl

Websites of Gorzów Wielkopolski

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Urząd Miasta Gorzowa Wielkopolskiego ul. Sikorskiego 3-4, 66-400 Gorzów Wielkopolski Official Site

Regional Links

Province

The Lubuskie Voivodship was created in 1999 and is located in the west of Poland.

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Places in Province

The cities, towns and villages of the region of Lubuskie.

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