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Wolin Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Poland . It is located in the Baltic Sea, at the northwest part of the country, and occupies an area of 265 km2. In the middle of the island, the town Wolin is situated. Most of the island is covered with forests. Wolin Island offers good conditions for seaside tourism.

History

Wolin Island was first mentioned in about the ninth century. The area had been inhabited by the Vikings. The first Polish tribes began to gain the power over the island in the tenth century. They definitely took over the island in the twelfth century. In the seventeenth century, the region became a part of Prussia, and later a part of Germany . It was returned again under the Polish administrative at the end of the Second World War in 1945.

Natural Beauties

The region is included in the Wolin Island National Park . The nature in this area is very attractive. There are woods, rocky cliffs and sandy beaches which form pleasant background for hiking. Wolin Island is a paradise for cyclists. Due to not very challenging landscape, also less experienced cyclists will be able to enjoy a cycling trip.

Viking Culture

Wolin Island and its inhabitants are proud of their Viking history. You can find there an open air museum and museums focused on the Viking period. The biggest reminder of the Viking times is an annual Viking festival.

Międzyzdroje

The most visited place is the town of Międzyzdroje in the west of the island.


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GPS: 53.9326, 14.4566
Altitude: 14 m
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Last update: Dec 7, 2012 12:54:03 AM

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