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Top 10 Things To Do in Kołobrzeg

What to see, what to do

Things To Do in Kołobrzeg – Updated 16 January 2023.

Discover Kołobrzeg

There’s a lot to see and do in the city. Here’s our list of the Top 10 things to do in Kołobrzeg. Click on the links for further information or to book a tour & buy tickets.

1. The Lighthouse

The most notable landmark in Kołobrzeg is the lighthouse at the entrance to the harbour, which you can climb for panoramic views. The base of the lighthouse houses a mineral rock museum.

Kołobrzeg lighthouse

2. The Kołobrzeg Pier

The Kołobrzeg Pier is the second largest pier in the region at 220m in length and 9m in width. A jetty positioned on the end of the pier enables small ships to sail for sightseeing excursions.

3. Museum of Polish Weapons

For enthusiasts of militaria, the Museum of Polish Weapons is a must. Exhibits include collections of swords, armour, halberds and more modern military technology from the early Middle Ages to present day. There is also a huge display of cannonballs and a panoramic display of the destruction of the city in 1945.

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4. Bolesław

Just 4km from Kołobrzeg is a tree named Bolesław, which is over 800 years old.. It’s the oldest oak tree in Poland.

5. Cathedral

The historically important cathedral in Kołobrzeg dates from the 14th century and was rebuilt after being badly damaged in 1945. One of the most impressive elements of the structure are its very tall and narrow stained glass windows. The cathedral was built in the Gothic style with five naves and two colossal conjoined towers, which occupy the entire width of the building. In the central nave, you’re find a unique Gothic wooden chandelier dating from 1523. Other objects in the cathedral are even older such as the bronze baptismal font dating from 1355. You’ll find the building at ul Katedralna.

6. History Museum

You’ll find the History Museum housed in Braunschweig Palace, the sister institution to the Polish Arms Museum. Exhibits include metrology (weights and scales) and old postcards of the city.

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7. Amber Museum

There’s no comparison with the Amber Museum in Gdańsk; however there’s still a good selection of, ‘the gold of the north’ on display. If the weather isn’t good, its an interesting indoor distraction to kill an hour or two!

8. Amphitheatre

Created after World War I and renovated a few times since then, Kołobrzeg’s large amphitheatre hosts around 35 concerts each year including the Sunrise electronic music festival.

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Kołobrzeg Town Hall

9. Town Hall

You’ll find the Town Hall just east of the Cathedral. During the summer, the area in front of the main entrance is very popular, there’s plenty of beer gardens. The Town Hall itself is a neo-Gothic structure and one wing of the building houses a modern art gallery.

10. Lontowa Tower

Also known as the, Powder Tower or Fuse Tower, the 15th century Lontowa Tower is part of the original city walls.


Q: What is the best time of year to visit Kołobrzeg?
A: The best time to visit Kołobrzeg is during the summer months, from June to August, when the weather is warm and sunny, and the beaches and outdoor activities are in full swing.

Q: Is Kołobrzeg a good place for families?
A: Yes, Kołobrzeg is a great place for families. The city has a variety of activities and attractions that will appeal to children and adults alike, such as the beach, parks, museums, and boat trips.

Q: Is there public transportation in Kołobrzeg?
A: Yes, there is a good public transportation system in Kołobrzeg. The city has buses and trams that connect the different parts of the city. Taxis are also readily available.

Q: What is the main language spoken in Kołobrzeg?
A: The main language spoken in Kołobrzeg is Polish, but many locals speak at least some English, especially in the tourist industry.

Q: What is the currency used in Kołobrzeg?
A: The currency used in Kołobrzeg is the Polish złoty (PLN). Credit cards are widely accepted in most shops and restaurants, but it’s always good to have cash on hand, as smaller establishments might not accept cards.

Q: Are there any vegetarian or vegan options in the restaurants in Kołobrzeg?
A: Yes, there are vegetarian and vegan options available in many of the restaurants in Kołobrzeg. Some restaurants offer a dedicated vegetarian menu, while others may have a few options on their regular menu.

Lazienki Palace

Lazienki Park

Lazienki Palace – updated 10 January 2023.

The Lazienki Palace, also known as the Palace on the Water, is a beautiful palace and park complex located in Warsaw, Poland. It is considered to be one of the most important cultural and historical sites in the city.

Lazienki Palace

Stanislaw August Poniatowski

The palace was built in the 18th century for Stanislaw August Poniatowski, the last king of Poland, as a summer residence. The palace is an example of the “Polish-Baroque” style of architecture, which combines elements of Baroque, Rococo, and Classic styles.


The palace’s interiors are particularly impressive and boast a number of ornate rooms, including the Grand Hall, which features frescoes and stucco decoration, and the White Hall, which is known for its beautiful parquet floor. The palace also has a beautiful chapel, with a Rococo-style altar and frescoes.

The park

The palace is set in a beautiful park, which is also worth visiting. The park features a number of other buildings and monuments, including the Myślewicki Palace, the Belweder Palace, and the famous “Statue of the Little Insurgent.”

Old Orangery

During a walk around the 76 hectares park, you’ll see the Art Nouveau Chopin monument, a classicist amphitheatre, summer houses, pavilions, cafes & restaurants, lakes, the English garden, an Old Orangery, palaces and much more. There’s so much to see that it is possible to spend the full day in the park.

Artificial Island

The palace is built on an artificial island that divides the lake into two parts, a smaller northern lake and a bigger southern lake; it is connected by two colonnaded bridges to the rest of the park. The location of the palace has provided the building with its unofficial name, The Palace on the Lake.

The Lazienki Palace is a popular tourist destination, and is open to visitors year-round. Visitors can take guided tours of the palace to learn more about its history and see its many rooms and features.

Inside the palace, you’ll find sumptuous interiors, some 140 paintings and works of art from the king’s collection and an ornate ballroom.

The palace was very nearly destroyed by the retreating Germans during the final stages of WWII, they went as far as to drill holes in the structure in preparation for demolition; however, the plan was never carried out.

Lazienki Palace

Best times to visit

One of the best times to visit the palace and park is from spring to late autumn when the gardens are at their best. In addition to the flora and fauna, you’ll also see peacocks, squirrels, swans and ducks.


Summer visitors should not miss out on one of the famous Chopin concerts, which take place from May to September every Sunday at 12 noon and 4pm at the Chopin monument.

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