Wolinski National Park

The awe-inspiring natural diversity of Wolinski National Park is what must have drawn the ancient Slavic and Viking tribes to establish one of the mightiest port hub of Europe on the island of Wolin once. Currently, the 10,937 ha of protected land covering the western part of Wolin Island is where 4 post-glacial lakes, a sandy strip of southern Baltic coast, dense beech woods and the highest cliffs of Poland provide perfect living conditions to 13,000 species of vegetation, 230 so of birds and tens of mammals inhabiting this beautiful area.

Tour Overview

Visit the paradise-like enclave of Wolinski National Park where breathtaking nature and rich history meet on the westernmost (and largest) island of Poland. Follow your expert guide to traverse the best trails from among the 50-kilometre-reaching routes that cover the diversified environment of the island. Take a chance to see the rare European bison, spot the white-tail eagle flying over the 100-metre reaching cliffs, admire the waters of  Lake Turkusowe (Turquoise), the panoramic view from Zielonka Hill on the Delta of Swine river, wooded dunes, the remnants of ancient settlements and bunkers used in WWII.

Wolinski National Park was established in 1960, adopting the image of a white-tailed eagle as its official logo. This extensive maritime park is located at the mouth of Oder river, directly next to the Polish-German border. In order to visit this diversified protected area you need to travel to Miedzyzdroje – a charming spa resort situated some 440 kilometres North from Wroclaw, 330 kilometres West from Gdansk and 96 kilometres North from Szczecin where the headquarters of Wolinski National Park operate. This Polish counterpart of Saint Tropez is also where the foremost actors and filmmakers of Poland meet at the European Festival of Stars that is held there in summertime. Your guided visit to Wolinski is widely allowable for customisation. If you are ready to thoroughly relax yourself with the views it provides, prepare yourself to devote a whole day (between 10 am and 6 pm during the high season and 8 am to 4 pm during the low season) to the fascinating exploration of some of the Polish best maritime areas.

It is always nice to start discovering the beauty of national parks with some factual knowledge acquired. A brief visit to the Natural Museum of Wolinski National Park (providing 900 square metres of an exhibition area) will definitely expose you to what you may expect  behind the park's main gate. Wolinski National Park encompasses one of the rarest Baltic cliff coasts, stretching for 11,7 kilometres (which amounts to the ¼ of the total length of Baltic cliffs), with beautiful colonies of erratic stones available for seeing over its waters. The hilly (dunes included) nature of Wolinski lets you reach the top of Grzywacz Hill (115 m asl) to catch the picturesque view of The Bay of Pomerania. Overall, there are 4 elevated observation points available for use within Wolinski. Zielonka Hill is where you may observe the vast delta of Swina river from, along with its muddy islands and channels. The predominantly beech, oak and pine-composed forests of Wolin Island also hide four post-glacial lakes inside for you to see (Warnowskie, Rabiaz, Czajcze and Domyslowskie), as well as two aritifical ones providing you with a fairy-tale like play of colours: Turkusowe (Turquoise) and Stara Kredownia (a former open pit of a chalk mine). A while a lot of rare species of vegetation can be spotted all around the park (including sea-beach sandwort, lyme grass or sea rocket). Ardent animal observes will have a chance to visit one of the Poland's few European bison breeding centres that operates in Wolinski – this largest mammal of Europe can be seen within a 30-minute walk from the centre of Miedzyzdroje, where 28 ha were devoted to serve as a preserve of this noble species. The wild boar, grey seal, European deer or fox are some other mammals you may come across within this beautiful park – not to mention the fact that the area is a real paradise for birdwatchers. It is so not only due to the presence of the white-tailed eagle, but also such rare representatives of birds as the aquatic wabbler, dunlin or red-breasted flycatcher.

As if it was not enough, Wolinski National Park is a great place for history freaks to visit – not only due to the presence of WWII bunkers there (such as Bunker V3 in Zalesie, with an exhibition on top-secret German V3 weapon there) or the archeological excavation works of early-medieval Lubin Grodzisko (with great viewing terraces on the 44 islands of Szczecin Lagoon) available for sightseeing. Moreover, there exist associations of Wolin Island with the saga of Jomsvikings order of mercenaries. According to the saga, Wolin was once called Jomsborg and used to be one of the most important centres of trade in this part of Europe. This is why the island of Wolin has had the Festival of Slavs and Vikings held there each August, with plenty of attractions and arranged fights staged there in front of thousands of visitors.

Interested in sightseeing the most important maritime national park of Poland? Contact us to have your visit to Wolinski National Park arranged!

Tour Details

  • It is possible for you to visit Wolinski National Park regardless of your place of stay in Poland. Simply - inform us of where you are, what the date of your intended visit is and we will do the rest!
  • The price includes: transport (pre-arranged hotel pick-up and drop-off), admission fees to pre-selected attractions (tickets to Wolinski National Park and the European Bison Breeding Centre), the assistance of an English-speaking guide for individual tourists / small groups of visitors.

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