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A recreational race. An event organised for Women's Day of a sports and recreational nature. It's primarily for girls and women, but is also for gentlemen who will be allowed to participate after dressing up as the “fair sex”. After the main race, there will be a fun race – A Race in Stiletto Shoes on the Promenade for a distance of 100 m, the only condition is to have such heeled shoes.more>> Świnoujście on Bicycles
Świnoujście is a cyclist-friendly city with cycling routes and paths connecting with their German counterparts, thus making it possible for you to see all of Usedom. The notion of kicking off the cycling season with critical mass, which means having a significant number of bikes passing through the city, is intended to draw attention to cyclists as road users with equal rights. After the ride, there will be a cycling fair during which you will have an opportunity to take part in games prepared for cyclists and to have your bike marked. The May Picnic
28 April - 6 May
Holidays in May are an excellent opportunity to spend free time with family, children and friends.
Various sports, cultural and recreational events are organised during this time by the municipal institutions and associations of Świnoujście. The family fairs, cycling tours, concerts, exhibitions, shows, workshops – all will satisfy those who like active recreation, as well as those who prefer calmer relaxation. Furthermore, traditionally, during the first weekend in May, races will be organised to celebrate the 3rd of May Constitution. The distances will be adjusted to the age and experience of participants. Orienteering
Going cycling with the whole family, a group of friends or your class will be a great experience during the rally organised by the Usedom Sports Club. Each of the participants will get a map with indicated checkpoints, and will have to travel the set route. The routes are divided into three categories depending on their difficulty: for families with children, adolescents and adults, and advanced cyclists, and are run on the Polish side of Usedom.more>> Cultural Summer in Świnoujście
June – September
A series of summer events are organised under this banner in the amphitheatre and the concert bowl. Its diverse schedule includes theatrical performances, concerts given by vocalists and bands playing both classical and pop music, and leading Polish sketch comedy performers. Brass bands and the Świnoujście Military Orchestra performances attract wide audiences. Days of the Sea
As befits a maritime holiday, there will be emotions stirred that are connected with sailing aplenty. The Days of the Sea regatta that is organised in the Bay of Pomerania, as well as other maritime competitions and exhibitions, guarantee a unique experience for sailing lovers. The event also includes in its schedule concerts by stars of Polish entertainment, as well as competitions and activities for children. During the Days of the Sea, the Navy make its vessels available for the public to celebrate its holiday. The ships will be adorned with a flag display. The Babolat ITF Seniors Świnoujscie – Ahlbeck Tournament
01 - 06 June
This is the only tournament of this kind in the world that takes place in two countries at the same time: Świnoujście in Poland and Ahlbeck in Germany. Every year, it attracts players from Poland, Germany and Sweden. The players compete in age categories ranging from 35+ to 85+. It has been a Grade 2 ITF tournament since 2016.
Świnoujście Match Race, Grade 3, 6th round of the European Match Race Tour
22 - 24 June
A regatta for advanced and professional match racing teams. International umpires and top competitors guarantee the highest level of this event. It is another show of emotional water duels by the best match racers, and will guarantee a thrilling experience for residents and tourists alike. You can watch this incredible regatta unfold on the shores of the Bay of Pomerania or the bank of the Świna.more>> The 20th International Music Festival “Organ Evenings in Świnoujście”
15 June – 31 July
This anniversary edition of the Festival will be organised by the Świnoujście’s Friends Association, and will feature well-known Polish and international performers. Sacral and classical pieces, as well as lighter tunes played on the pipe organ alone or accompanied by other instruments, promote older and contemporary music. The original sound of the unique, historic instrument, i.e. the pipe organ in the Christ the King Church will long remain in the hearts of all those who will listen to the concerts taking place every Friday from June to the end of August, at 7 p.m. in the Christ the King Church, at Kościelny Square 1.more>> Maritime Tennis Tournaments
of the Stars
30 June – 01 July
It has been a long-standing tradition that TV stars start the summer season in Świnoujście. Famous actors, sketch comedy artists, sportspeople and front-page celebrities - all compete against one another on courts. The games, which take place in a sporting atmosphere, offer a brimful of amusing moments and comments. All spectators can cheer for their on-screen favourites. Sand Building Championships – Piacholepy
9 – 10 July
On the most beautiful and broadest beach in Poland, the builders will have unlimited resources - all they need is imagination and hands ready for work. Every year, many new teams join the fun. Here, colleagues, friends and families from the whole of Poland create sand sculptures, while having the time of their lives. The competition is organised in two categories: children up to 16 years of age and the OPEN category. Grechuta Festival
28 July – 4 August
During the festival, it is not only fans of Marek Grechuta’s work who can participate in the many events connected with the artist. This multifaceted endeavour truly showcases the diversity of Marek Grechuta’s oeuvre, and those who take part. Performers are all eager to use the artist's works, not only to cultivate his memory, but also to pass on best practices to younger generations. In addition to performances, exhibitions, screenings and meetings, it is music that prevails here – and while leading artists will come to the city of forty-four islands to take part, there is also room for beginners. One of the friends of the City of Świnoujście is Danuta Grechuta, the wife of the artist, and she too is a long time participant in the festival. Most of the concerts will take place in a scene which harkens back to the artist’s beginnings – the Marek Grechuta Amphitheatre. The 19th Baltic Polonez Cup Race 2018
11 – 18 August
A prestigious sports sailing event, this sees the participation of the leading ocean and seagoing sailors. This event has become a major Baltic ballasted sailboat regatta. For those who love sailing, this is an opportunity to see famous skippers and their yachts. The regatta will run along the Świnoujście – Christianso – Świnoujście route. Vessels entering and leaving the port will be visible from the city's breakwaters and from the beach.more>> 48. FAMA – The International Artistic Campus
Second half of August
FAMA bursts with the energy of the young people who come to Świnoujście to hone their skills, passions and competencies under the guidance of teachers and masters. During the campus, they will engage in projects in various fields of art. These will result in exhibitions, performances, concerts, happenings and animations for children and adults. Meanwhile, Świnoujście will resound with music of various styles and tempt you with colourful images recorded on various media, as well as created live in front of viewers. Of note: most of Poland's musicians, singers, actors, dancers, journalists, photographers, artists, performers, visual artists, writers and poets, art critics, and cultural and stage managers have started their careers at FAMA.more>> 10. Sail Świnoujście
and the 34th Maritime Music Festival “Wiatrak 2018”
17 – 19 August
Majestic sailing ships and smaller vessels moored at Władysław IV Coast, sailing commands resounding from the decks, and sea shanties sung around, leave no doubt that a great celebration of the people of the sea is taking place in Świnoujście. In this festival, everyone has an opportunity to set sail and get a taste of a sailor’s life. Sailing at sunset on vessels participating in the parade will be a true treat. This is usually accompanied by sea shanty concerts, often resulting in ship decks becoming dance floors.
The scene set on the premises of the accompanying fair attracts all those who wish to listen to music of the people of the sea. The concerts take place during the “Wiatrak” Festival offer high-level sea shanties.more>> International Day of Lighthouses
Neptune’s retinue going along the city streets, sea christening, a fair, activities for children, a picnic for adults, sightseeing of a lighthouse at night - these are only some of the offerings prepared for this day by the Association of Lighthouse Lovers. This cyclical event is celebrated on the third Sunday of August. Bałtyk Bieszczady Tour 1008 km non stop
24 – 27 August
The tour is a ride between the two most distant towns in Poland – Świnoujście and Ustrzyki Górne, organised as a cycling marathon. The participants must finish the ride within a time limit of 72 hours. All who enter will compete in two categories – solo and open. On the day before the start, the participants will engage in a honorary ride along the city streets and join the second critical mass of 2018.more>> 25. Usedom Music Festival
22 September – 13 October
Due to this being the anniversary edition of the festival, its schedule is also special. The music of the Baltic countries will be presented during the festival. In its marvellous churches, splendid hotels and the hulking Peenemünde power station, music lovers will have an opportunity to listen to the Philharmonic Wind Quintet of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Swedish star, Anne Sofie von Otter, and the Baltic Philharmonic with Kristjan Järvi, as well as Gitte Hænning & Band from Denmark, and the Johann Strauss Orchestra Frankfurt, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover and many more.more>> The 39th Świnoujście – Wolgast Marathon, and 28th Half Marathon and the 3rd Relay
The marathon has, for years, attracted runners from Poland, Germany and other countries. The route of the marathon, from Świnoujście to Wolgast (Germany), along a seaside path and through Usedom, though beautiful and full of unforgettable sights, is, at the same time, very demanding. This marathon is special, as its route stretches out within two countries. A half marathon is organised simultaneously in Wolgast. Its route runs through the charming towns of Usedom, with the start and finish line in the former duke’s town of Wolgast.more>> The 5th Invasion of Winter Swimming Santas
Hot fun in a winter scenery! This is possible only thanks to the enthusiasts of winter swimming, who come to participate in the event from all around Poland and from the neighbouring German towns. Smiling Santas, snowflakes and elves, all take a dip. The fun does not end in the water, though, as more attractions wait on the beach. These include the Miss and Mister of Winter Swimming Santas , shows and quad bike rides. The Holiday Fair
You can feel the holiday magic during the Holiday Fair in the city centre! With the setting adorned by lights, garlands and Christmas trees, and accompanied by the tunes of Christmas carols, you will have an opportunity to taste the traditional delicacies: pierogi, bigos (hunter’s stew) and cake, as well as have the chance to buy holiday gifts. Attractions for children include a visit of the Santa Claus, activities and games, and a Venetian Carousel.
ul. Grunwaldzka 97b/3
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ul. Grunwaldzka 21
Tel. +48 519 315 658 ul. Szkolna 4
Tel. +48 519 315 659 Cake shop Karpatka Boh. Września 13,
Tel. +48 502 023 548 Facebook Cake shop Janusz Juszczyk ul. Wielkopolska 55,
Tel. +48 91 327 08 09 Bakery– cake shop Kudła ul. Konstytucji 3 Maja 15,
Tel. +48 91 327 95 98 Grunwaldzka 73,
Tel. +48 91 321 59 52 Bakery- cake shop Jarosław Węglarz ul. Steyera 1,
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ul. Konstytucji 3 Maja 27B Fajne Babki
(made to order) ul.Bohaterów Września 83/11,
72-600 Świnoujście Tel. +48 724 960 061
Facebook Stara Pączkarnia
(doughnuts) ul. Żeromskiego 79
Tel. +48 508 577 886
WWW Pączkarnia Babci Janci
ul. Boh. Września 3C
Tel. +48 606 831 033
in hotel Radisson Blu Al. Baltic Park Molo 2
72-600 Świnoujście 15 zł/30 min. Tue. - Sat. 13:30 do 17:00
OCEANARIUM. Discover the fabulous world of coral reefs, dangerous sharks, morayas and other predators from the seas and oceans of the world. For an unforgettable experience invites oceanarium! Thanks to us you have the opportunity to face eye to face with the Blacktip shark or Nemo fish. Incredible live lessons only in Oceanarium. Under constant exposure we present a wide range of freshwater and saltwater tropical fish species (sharks, batoideas, morayas) and everything in the enchanting scenery of the aquatic environment.
Shopping Center Promenada
Żeromskiego Street 9 Tel. 0048 518 972 472
MIRRORS LABYRINTH. This amazing attraction was made up of 200 mirrors. Walk around the labyrinth will provide fantastic fun for the whole family, do you find the way to the exit?
The way the labyrinth was designed has the impression of endless corridors and optical illusions.
Uzdrowiskowa Street 9
72-600 Świnoujście Facebook
www Opening hours: Every day 11:00 – 18:00
regular ticket 10 PLN
reduced ticket 8 PLN*
*school kids, retirees, pensioners
RIO PARROTS HOUSE
This is the first Parrots House in the city.
You can see the 80 kind of colorful, exotic and friendly to people parrots.
You can stay in here how long you want to.
You can give to them food, touch and take them a photo.
There is also Parrots House in Szczecin and Gorzów, enjoying the presence of local residents and tourists.
Now it`s also in Świnoujście. For the youngest prepared :
Fun area : with games and coloring book for everybody, and possibility to organized Birthday Party Safety area : with possibility to watch parrots through the glass. Rio Parrots House
Open every day 10:00-18:00
Kościuszki Street 9
Tel. 0048 510 803 999
regular ticket 18 PLN
reduced ticket 15PLN*
*kids, students, retirees, pensioners
Holidays and festivities in 2017 1 January (Sunday) New Years Day 6 January (Friday) Epiphany 16 April (Sunday) Easter 17 April (Monday) Easter Monday 1 May (Monday) Labour Day 3 May (Wednesday) Constitution Day 4 June (Sunday) Pentecost Sunday 15 June (Thursday) Corpus Christi 15 August (Tuesday) Assumption Day/ The Polish Army Day 1 November (Wednesday) All Saints Day 11 November (Saturday) Independence Day 25 December (Monday) Christmas Day 26 December (Tuesday) St. Stephen's Day
CINEMA 3D ŚWINOUJŚCIE
in Shopping Center CORSO ul. Dąbrowskiego 5
phone number 91 321 28 40
reservation: 91 322 22 88 open:
Monday - Saturday: 9.00 - 21.00
Sunday: 10.00 - 20.00 Price: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Seans 2D : Normal: 25,90 zł, Discount: 20,90 zł Seans 3D : Normal: 27,90 zł, Discount: 22,90 zł Wednesday Normal, Discount: 18,90 zł Friday, Saturday, Sunday Seans 2D : Normal: 26,90 zł, Discount: 21,90 zł Seans 3D : Normal: 28,90 zł, Discount: 23,90 zł glasses for 3D - 4 zł KINO 360 XD
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Staying in Świnoujscie means not only resting on the beach or being active on the islands. That means also a possibility of taking advantage of the attractions which are in the neighbouring cities. We have a good information for golf fans and for those who are willing to learn playing it. Near Świnoujście are three cities with golf field. You can choose between Kołczewo, which is 30 km from us or two cities in Germany: one in Korstwandt (8 km far) and Balm (24 km far). For more information please click here.
The lap of the waves, calm beach, people slowly walking, sunset far away and you do not need to hurry up anywhere – does it sound quite romantic? The destination of your walk is Stawa Młyny, popular windmill in Świnoujście. This place is magical not only because of its location – it is situated on the stony breakwater , but also thanks to the fact that it is one of the most favourite places for people who are in love. This is the place where you can sit and rest after walking, admire the beauty of nature – just stop for a while and enjoy the moment. People who still feel there is not enough romanticism in this area, must get to know that Stawa Młyny won plebiscite for the most romantic place in the region. It was organized by West Pomeranian Agency for Tourism Development. Come to our city, check the atmosphere yourself and… fall in love with Świnoujście…
A recreational race lasting 3 km. You can pace the line in Park Zdrojowy while running or Nordic walking. Nice and friendly atmosphere at the race will be complimented with some hot tea and sweet refreshments at the finishing line. All the participants will be awarded with medals, and the ladies who complete the race will take part in a lottery with great prizes to win! For amateurs of winter swimming there will be a chance to do so at 3p.m. more>>
An organ concert featuring Małgorzata Walewska
An outstanding Polish opera singer, a mezzo-soprano will perform a song to the accompaniment of the antique organ at Christ the King church. An orienteering rally
An excellent idea to start a family cycling season. The routes are divided into three categories depending on difficulty: for families with children, teenagers and adults, and for advanced cyclists. Most of them will lead along the right-side coast of Świnoujscie, in the woods. Start and finish line in Gerhard’s Fort. more>> The May Day Picnic
The May Holiday is a time for family to chill out together, so there will be some options for the young and the older at that time. Most of the events: concerts and feasts will take place at the promenade in the concert hall. Traditionally, during the May weekend there will be the 3rd May Constitution race. There will be different distances suitable for different age and level of competence. The XV Bicycle Ultramarathon named after Olek Czapnik along the Szcześciński Dam
The participants of this event are amateur cyclists from all over the country. Contestants at different level of competence, will race at three distances: 108,216 and 324 km, as well as family distances : 16 and 33 km. The route goes through the picturesque sites of Świnoujście , Wolin Island, Stępnica and back to Świnoujście. Most people take part in the marathon not only for the competition but simply for the fun of it. more>> Fishermen for Children
Alongside the Fisherman’s Day celebrated at Fisherman’s Base name after Lechoslaw Goździk ( Warszów), the people at sea have decided to bring the bits and pieces of their job closer to children. During the picnic, which will take place at the square near the Municipal culture Centre in Warszowa, children will have a chance to participate in games and contests. The programme will be enriched by bands and solo shows. Grand Jubilee – 5th Stronghold Days on the Islands
3rd - 7thJune
This year's Stronghold Days organized to celebrate the 250th anniversary of giving an urban charter, will begin with a ceremonial session of the City council, building a time capsule in, and a group photo of the Świnoujście residents.
The feast will abound in special events of historical meaning. The Tridentine Mass with Gregorian chorales, a historical town on the beach, staging of King Gustav's landing and arrival of hussars - these are the most significant points of the program. more>>
Critical Mass is an event that aims to draw attention to cyclists as fully-fledged road users. This is an informal social action when the biggest possible number of organized cyclists rides around the city at a set route.Several hundreds of people , escorted by the police and accompanied by music cycles around Świnoujście . The event is also accompanied by another event – bicycles are marked by police, which will make it easier to find and identify the bike in case of it being stolen. more>>
250th Anniversary of Świnoujście
The celebration of 250th anniversary of coffering civic rights for Świnoujście is dated on the 3rd weekend of June. A historical parade, an anniversary concert performed by the musicians from Swinoujście, a feast, an exhibition – are all planned to celebrate this anniversary.
The Central Celebrations of Navy Day
29th June more>> „Babolat ITF Seniors Świnoujscie – Ahlbeck” International Senior Tennis Tournament ITF
The one and only tournament of this type is run in two countries simultaneously - in Świnouście,Poland and in Ahlbeck,Germany. Every year, contestants from Poland, Germany and Sweden participate in this event. Men and women compete in different age categories 35+ to 85+. more>> XVII International Music Festival , Organ Evenings in Świnoujście
12th June- 28th August
Famous and idolized musicians will perform accompanied by the unique, antique organ at Christ the King Church. The church is filled with the classical music: from historical to modern. Additional attractions are concerts of organ music accompanied by other instruments, e. g. violins, pan flutes, trumpets or flutes. The concerts take place every Friday from 12th June to 28th August.
A cycle of promenade concerts performed by the native artists and special guests – bands and soloists. The biggest popularity is gained by the brass band shows, the Army Brass Band from Świnoujście. Music coming from the music shell entertains the large audience with the hits of pop and operetta music. 51st Phased Tourist Regatta
18th July is the day when the participants of 51st Phased Tourist Regatta arrive to Świnoujście. The marina will be filled by yachts, which after the I phase go to the North Basin for well-deserved rest. We will be able to admire tourist and sport yachts and meet sailors. On Sunday ( 19th July) one can witness the team competition and breakwaters from Pomerania Bay. Phased Tourist Regatta is one of the oldest and the most attractive sailing events in Poland.more>> Świnoujście Cultural Summer
Summer is going to be attractive at the amphitheatre named after Marek Grechuta. The rich programme includes: plays, the Tenor Tournament, pop and classical music concerts. The Polish floor shows will also take place in Świnoujście. XVI Polonez Cup Regatta
The event is considered open as the most important Baltic regatta for keel sailboats. For sailing fans it is a special opportunity to see famous yachts and their skippers. The competitors will sail from Świnoujście to Christianso and back to Swinoujście. The start is on 11th August .
One will be able to admire departing and arriving yachts from the beach and breakwaters. Current regatta statistics will be available at www.regaty-poloneza.pl. more>>
Świnoujście Match Race Ragatta
An enormous show in the centre of Świnoujście. The competing yachts are going to race spectacularly along the coast passing the yacht marina. Large audiences will be able to watch the competition in proximity . Match Racing Regatta are series of short one-on-one races. The line is set close to the coast. Besides the race on water, the organisers plan also a rich show on the beach. more>> Świnoujście Sail and XXXI Chantey Song Festival “Wiatrak 2015”
Sailing vessels are going to moor the Świnoujście port the whole weekend. Every one of them will offer to take you in a two-hour, unforgettable cruise. The vessels parade will be followed by a fireworks show. For fans of old sea chanteys and sea songs there will be a rich programme of concerts of the Sailing Chantey Song Festival WIATRAK. During the three days of the event there will be performances of acclaimed artists performing this type of music, both at scene and at vessels’ decks. Besides, there will be an open market offering vast range of products including healthy and organic food choices as well as amazing craft works etc. which are very popular with tourists. more>> International Light House Day
15th - 16th August
Some attractions for children and adults are planned for this day. Neptune’s World, visiting a Navy vessel or race finishing in the light house, are just a few of all the attraction arranged for celebration. For many people, this will be the first chance to enter the highest light house at the coast of the Baltic Sea. In order to celebrate this day properly, the light house will be also open for visitor at night, free of charge. It is an excellent chance to watch Świnoujście by night from the lighthouse. Karsibór Island – the 135th anniversary of foundation
A family picnic offering attractions for children and adults. Among them a culinary contest, and a photo contest. Children may take part in games and physical activities. The culmination point will be the concert by a pop star.
A concert included in XI International Music Festival “Sacrum Non Profanum”
The festival is one of the most important summer music events in Poland. An outstanding music event, which is going to be honoured by special artists. Their interpretations of music enchant the numerous music fans and visitors. One of the concerts will take place in Świnoujście. more>> XXXVI International Świnoujście Marathon – Wolgast
The marathon has attracted many people from Poland and Germany and other countries for years. It is unique because the results owing to natural topography of the region cannot be compared to other marathons in flat regions. The route that spreads (jak juz to z ‘s’) from a coast line of Świnoujście, across Uznam to Wolgast, in Germany however beautiful, is simultaneously quite demanding. It is worth remembering that this is a marathon run between two countries. At the same time in Wogast, a half-marathon takes place. Its route goes around the charming sights of Uznam Island, with the start and finish line in the old ducal town – Wolgast. For many years, the event has earned a range and prestige among runners. more>>
Match Racing Teen Wold Championship
At the event we will host the world top sailing teams,.. competing for the title of the best teen sailors. Match Racing is the most spectacular form of sailing races. The teams will compete on a special, identical yacht prepared just for this regatta, the matches is carried out on a one-on-one formula. more>> Uznam Music Festival
19th September – 10th October
The festival events and concerts take place in different concert halls and churches at Uznam Island. During this year, the Uznam Music Festival will the the end act of the music scene. Following the example of previous years, this year also, two of the concerts will be carried out in a huge brick building of the former power station in Peenemünde. On 7th October a concert in Świnoujście will take place. more>> Around West Pomerania -Province Race
It is the first edition of a cycling race, prepared for advanced cyclists, which must be finished within 50 hours. The day before the race there will be a honour ride combined with the second critical mass in 2015.more>> Orienteering Race
Those who decide to participate in the cycling orienteering race will experience real adventure. Each contestant will get a map with fixed check points and a card used for marking the “scored” check points. The route was prepared in such a way that each contestant, regardless of his/her competence, will be able to finish it. The route goes around the Karsibór Island. more>>
International Music Festival Sacrum Non Profanum August 17th, 2014 The festival is one of the most important Summer Music Events in Poland. At this year’s festival opening will be played the works of Wojciech Kilar, primarily. In Świnoujście, the music of the Maestro will be presented by Kuba Stankiewicz. The program will include film music that comes from, among others: A Chronicle of Amorous Incidents / polish: Kronika wypadków miłosnych /polish: The Adventures of Sir Michael /polish: Przygody Pana Michała/, At Full Gallop /polish: Cwał/, Family Polanyetskis /polish: Rodzina Połanieckich/, Jealousy and Medicine /polish: Zazdrość i medycyna/, The Leper /polish: Trędowata/, The Promised Land /polish: Ziemia obiecana/. The concert will be held in the Church of Blessed Michał Kozal, 20 Gdyńska St.
Usedom – The Island of Lights October 3rd, 2014 Fireworks Shows, blaze and flames’ shows performed by fire theatre artists, and everything that surrounded by the sound of the sea in the remarkable beach scenery in Świnoujście. During the event, huge bonfires are being lighted, where the event-goers gather around, till late in the evening. On-site refreshment kiosks are provided.
Beach Project 2014
Leisure on the beach, relax, dance parties and many other attractions – this is going to happen during the Beach Project 2014. The Beach Project will visit for the third time during the summer holidays the most beautiful beach in Poland. TVN Entertainment Zone acting at this time in Świnoujście will offer many sports, music, leisure and cultural attractions. The program includes beach-volleyball match, meetings with TV celebrities, concerts and many other attractions offered by hosts. The Polish television will broadcast life from Świnoujście on television programs, such as “Dzień Dobry TVN” and “Co za tydzień”.
44 Islands Kite Cup – Polish Kiteboarding Championship in Formula Kite
13 - 15 June
The fusion of music and sports on the beach in Świnoujście. Spectacular kite competitions and shows involving top kitesurfers from around the world. Hot festival-like atmosphere surrounding the city encourages for enjoying active recreation and good fun.
Selecting Świnoujście as the venue for 44 ISLANDS KITE CUP is not accidental. One of the factors are ideal wind conditions from West across North to the East. Once the pressure is stabilizing over Scandinavia, the entire coast becomes windless and only in Świnoujście is a chance for a favorable wind. The gusts and reliable breakwaters create wonderful conditions for everyone: perfectly flat body of water and long waves of up to 3-4 meters. There are no tides, no sea currents, and the water salinity is negligible. Furthermore, Świnoujście is a resort which is visited annually by 2.5 million tourists; it is excellent summer destination for all those who appreciate active recreation combined with good fun.
There will be numerous attractions for the whole family during the period of the Event.
- Organizing and hosting one stage of the Polish Kiteboarding Cup
– KITE ZONE (COMPETITION ZONE)
The unique competition: KITESURFING vs. WINDSURFING -
Great fun and competition
– FUN&SPORT ZONE
The section in Świnoujście of the St. James’s Way is a part of the Pomeranian Way of St. James, and this is a small part of the El Camino de Santiago. The Way of St. James in Europe is a pilgrimage route more than a thousand years old, leading from all over the Europe to the site of the tomb of the apostle St. James the Elder, located in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in North-western Spain.
Being forgotten after the French Revolution, the Way is now revived after almost three decades. The revitalisation process was launched by the Council of Europe in 1987, during which the Way of St. James was recognized as significant for development and cultural heritage of this part of the world and declared the first European Cultural Route.
At the same time, the Council of Europe called on governments of the countries through which the historical route leads, to revitalize successively the St. James Way and to keep its ongoing maintenance in order to preserve the European heritage.
Within the project carried out by the Marshal Office of West Pomeranian Voivodeship, a distance of 630km of the Ways of St. James in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship was marked with a characteristic yellow scallop shell with blue background sign. Monumental cathedrals, numerous village churches, extraordinary nature and the Balitc coast with the Wolin National Park can be admired by hikers on the routes.
An interesting place on the trail is Szczecin with the Cathedral Basilica of St. James the Apostle, being the starting point for several St. James Routes leading through: Wolin, Wkrzańska Forest, Berlin and Frankfurt an der Oder. One section of the trail runs also through Świnoujście. This route is marked with the number 37, with a length of 20.5 km. It conntects Międzyzdroje with the village Kamminke, situated on the German side of the border.
Within the administrative boundaries of the city of Świnoujście, the route leads through Łunowo and Przytór (down the Zalewowa St.), Ognica, Warszów (along the Wrzosowa, Norweska, Białoruska, Barlickiego streets, and then to the "Warszów" ferry crossing), Usedom island (along the Wybrzeże Władysława IV, Armii Krajowej, Konstytucji 3 Maja, Kościuszki, Kołłątaja, Gdańska, Śląska, Szkolna, Markiewicza, Wielkopolska, Grunwaldzka streets, to the Świnoujście – Kamminke border crossing).
Along the way, there can be seen: remains of fortified structures of the World War II (among others, the Goeben Battery – a complex of artillery bunkers), historic neo-gothic church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, erected in 1895 in Przytór, as well as station churches of the Pomeranian Way of St. James, i.e. the Christ the King Church and Church of Blessed Michael Kozal.
Route of the St. James Way in Europe
Route of the St. James Way in Poland
Route of the St. James Way in Świnoujście
Pomeranian Way of St. James – electronic version of the guidebook
4th Mountain Bike Orienteering September 13th Grand adventures await those who are willing to participate in the raid. Each participant will receive a route map with selected control points and a card on which "winning" the particular levels will be registered. The orienteering is so prepared that everyone can participate according to their individual capabilities and skills. Families with children will have only a few checkpoints to find. Intermediate cyclists will have to gain few more points. Cycling the full route and "gaining" all the checkpoints will be a challenge for the most experienced cyclists. The route will run in the Polish part of the island of Usedom, mostly in forested areas.
The 25th Usedom Music Festival
22 September – 13 October. 2018
For three weeks, the music of one Baltic state will resound in sacral buildings, concert halls, castles, hotel venues and galleries (mainly on the German side of Usedom Island). Some concerts are held in Świnoujście, as well. Each and every year, the main event features concerts in the extraordinary scenery and acoustics of the brick edifice of the former power plant in Peenemünde (Germany). The Usedom Music Festival is a real feast for the ears.
The Stronghold Days on the Islands
This three-day event includes re-enactments of the many battles fought over the area as done by specialised historical groups, as well as historical parades, exhibitions and rallies of antique vehicles. What is more, tourists can participate in guided tours through the Island's numerous fortifications, and enjoy meetings with historians, and with militaria enthusiasts. The Stronghold Days are a perfect opportunity to acquaint one and all with the military history of Świnoujście and to have some fun.
The 35th International Świnoujście – Wolgast Marathon
This trans-border event has been held in Świnoujście since the end of the 1970s, and features the participation of almost 300 marathoners, mainly from Poland and Germany. Its route runs along a coastal trail from Świnoujście, through the German part of Uznam Island, to Wolgast. Due to the varied land-forms experienced, the marathon is one of the most attractive and most demanding ones in Europe. Apart from the marathon, the region also holds a half marathon in Wolgast and its vicinity.