Słupsk is a town located in northern Poland in Pomeranian Voivodeship (Province). It is situated on the Słupia River, on the Słowińskie Coastland, about 18 km from the Baltic Sea. It has a population of approximately 90,000 inhabitants. Its beautiful green parks and architectural marvels have earned the town its nickname of Little Paris. The architectural attractions are only one of the reasons why you should visit Słupsk, a place offering a unique blend of history and modernity.
Interesting places to visit
The Town Hall. Nowadays the Town Hall of Słupsk is the seat of the municipality. Erected in 1901, the building hides a number of unique marvels in its walls, including the magnificent City Council Hall, with its wonderful tapestry and beautiful stained-glass windows. The huge clock tower, with its impressive decorative interiors, is 56 metres high. There are a number of other extraordinary facts to know and places to see in the Town Hall. If you wish to know how old the tapestry in the Mayor’s Office is or if the amber Bear of Luck (also to be found in the Town Hall) brings happiness - just visit the place! It’s in the heart of the town, so you won’t miss it.
The Old Town
Thanks to Boguslaw X (whose statue is situated by the entrance to the castle), Słupsk is proud of the magnificent Castle of the Dukes of Pomerania. The castle used to be a gothic building and was only later turned into a renaissance style. It is the central building of the Castle Complex and it currently houses the Museum of Central Pomerania, which boasts a rich collection of artefacts from the times of the Duchy, including tin sarcophagi of the House of Griffons, the rulers of Pomerania. Besides the Castle, the buildings comprising the Castle Complex include the Castle Mill, the New Gate, the Richter’s Granary and the White Granary.
Other historical buildings and structures in the vicinity include St. Jack’s Church, St. George's Chapel, the Witches’ Tower and the Defensive Walls. A few hundred meters further on, you can admire St. Mary’s Church, with its leaning tower, the New Gate, St. Nicholas Church (now the local Library), the old building of the Post Office and the building of the District Office.
Take a walk in the town
Before World War II Słupsk was widely known as the Paris of the North (or Little Paris) for its architecture. Buildings, beautifully decorated facades, and wide alleys can still be seen along Sienkiewicza alley and Wojska Polskiego alley. Take a nice walk across the town and sense its unique atmosphere.
As Słuspk is favourably located close to the seaside and major transit roads, most travellers pass through the town in the summer months on their way to the Baltic resorts of Ustka, Łeba, Darłowo, Jarosławiec and Rowy.
Ustka is a fishing and commercial port situated at the mouth of the Słupia river, just 18 km from the town of Słupsk. Visitors can enjoy wide beaches, stretching many kilometres to the east and west of the harbour, beautiful forests, and natural dunes. You can easily get to this seaside resort by bus or by train.
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