Get to know the neighborhood and its history
Our closer and more distant surroundings abound in places related to history - for example the nearby Kriegsmarine reconnaissance air base, whose planes landed and took off on Lake Jamno, and where the “Koszałka” marina is today, were launched and pulled out of the water.
Undoubtedly, the greatest tourist attraction in the vicinity of Mielno is the lighthouse in Gąski. It was built during the winter of 1877/78, measures 50.2 m in height and is the second largest lighthouse in Poland. It has massive foundations, set on an octagonal base with a diameter of 11.3 m. The light of the lantern is visible in good weather from a distance of 19.5 nautical miles, or about 36 kilometers. It is open to the public. There are winding stairs leading to the top and the view from the terrace is breathtaking.
Access:18 km from Blue Marine Mielno
Opening hours: During summer holidays (VII-VIII), it is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a break from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Address:7 Latarników Street, Gąski
Phone no.: 943165524
Koszalin Narrow Gauge Railway
The Koszalin Narrow Gauge Railway is a historic railway that runs on a fragment of the Koszalin - Rosnowo line. While on the ride, you can enjoy plenty of interesting objects and relax with your family. The route includes ecological education stops, a reservoir, a reserve, a shooting range and other attractions. There is a possibility of organizing a bonfire and a guided ride that will provide an interesting introduction to the stories of the railway and the passing objects.
Access: 18 km from Blue Marine Mielno
Timetable available HERE
Address: narrow-gauge railway station Kolejowa Street, Koszalin
Phone no.: 601-154-937
HORTULUS Gardens in Dobrzyca
Hortulus Spectabilis Gardens, which have been open to visitors since June 2014, are an original project of a complex of gardens in various styles, implemented since 2003, and intended to serve as an original, unique place of rest and recreation in Poland.
Its central point is the world’s largest hornbeam labyrinth, which was created from 18,000 seedlings of this tree. The labyrinth covers an area of 1 ha, has walls with a height of 2 meters, and the total length of the corridors is over 3.2 km. Walks through the labyrinth along one of the three sightseeing routes guarantee plenty of fun. At its heart there is a 20-meter-high observation tower, the original structure of which is based on a double DNA strand.
Access: 25 km from Blue Marine Mielno
Opening hours:Hortulus Theme Gardens are open from Monday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Hortulus Spectabilis Gardens are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Hortulus Gardens are closed from November to April
Address: 76 Dobrzyca Street, Mielno
Phone no.: 602 610 041
Air Defense Museum in Koszalin
The Air Defense Museum is a relatively new attraction, which was officially opened in January 2016. The first part of the museum is a permanent exhibition entitled “History of Polish anti-aircraft weapons” and a room dedicated to military units currently stationed in Koszalin. The second part features an open-air exhibition, which presents large-size anti-aircraft equipment: rocket, artillery, radar, as well as two training and training planes PZL TS-11 Iskra and a Jak-40 transport plane. The Yak-40 plane can be visited inside from spring to autumn. You can see how the most important people in the country, presidents, prime ministers, ministers and marshals used it to travel.
Access: 20 km from Blue Marine Mielno
Opening hours:in the summer season (IV-IX) Tue-Fri from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sat-Sun 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Address: 70 Wojska Polskiego Street, Koszalin (Parking in the street opposite the museum on the right)
Phone no. – Museum ticket office: 732 885 102
Museum of Polish Arms in Kołobrzeg
The Museum of Polish Arms in Kołobrzeg is the largest historical and military facility in northern Poland and the second largest in the country. The main military exhibition (5 Emilii Gierczak Street) features several hundred uniforms, mostly used by the Polish Army, a rich collection of weapons and military vehicles, including tanks, planes and artillery.
Another branch – Koszalin History Museum at Braunschweig Palace (13 Armii Krajowej Street) focuses on the history of the city, archaeological artifacts and the largest metrological collection in Poland - measures and weights.
The Seaside Open-Air Museum in Kołobrzeg(31 Bałtycka Street) – In our opinion, the most interesting part of the museum exhibition is the third part of the Museum. There are two stranded two warships here: ORP Fala and ORP Władysławowo and a number of monuments related to the Baltic Sea.
Access:43 km from Blue Marine Mielno (mainly along the S6 expressway)
Opening hours:in the summer season (May-August) daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (open-air exhibitions until 6:00 p.m.)
• Kołobrzeg, Museum of the City of Kołobrzeg - 13 Armii Krajowej Street;
• The History of Polish Arms (including an open-air exhibition) - 5 Emilia Gierczak Street;
• Kołobrzeg Sea Open-Air Museum - 31 Bałtycka Street (Reduta Solna)
Phone no.: 94 352 12 88
FORT MARIAN Military and Historical Museum
Fort Marian is a must-see spot for every enthusiast of military vehicles and military. Here you can find the Historical Vehicles Museum, operating at the Tytan Association. The museum is undoubtedly the showcase of the commune, it attracts tourists from Poland and abroad. It was founded on the initiative of enthusiasts and collectors of military vehicles. The collection features a number of unique military vehicles, including: the American REO truck, the T-55 Merida tank, as well as a collection of motorcycles. It is a real tourist gem in Pomerania.
Access: 35 km from Blue Marine Mielno
Opening hours: high season - Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; off season - “per phone call”
Address: Malechowo 27B
Phone no.: 602 580 840
Cold War Museum - Nuclear Object 3001 in Podborsko
The Cold War Museum is the fourth branch of the Polish Arms Museum in Podborsko, about 50 km from Kołobrzeg. The museum is located in the nuclear shelter, which was part of the secret nuclear base of the Soviet troops. Inside, you can admire a complete set of installations ensuring the possibility of safe service to the crew, storage rooms, a reloading hall with still operational devices for moving trolleys with heads. For our Guests awaits a qualified tour guide who offers a passionate presentation of not only the history of the base itself, but also the history of the Cold War in Western Pomerania and the whole country. Among all the Warsaw Pact countries, only the Soviet Army was allowed to have nuclear warheads in its permanent arsenal. In February 1967 in Moscow, an agreement was signed between the authorities of the USSR and the People’s Republic of Poland to create three bases-warehouses of this type of weapon on the territory of Poland. The selected locations were Podborsko near Białogard, Brzeźnica-Kolonia near Born Sulinowo and Templewo in the Lubuskie Land.
One bunker can accommodate a group of 40 people at a time. Visiting the bunker takes about 1 hour. The temperature in the bunker is around 6 degrees Celsius - we recommend bringing a warm coat.
Access: 59 km from Blue Marine Mielno
• in the summer season (VII-VIII) every Sunday and Wednesday 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.;
• in September and October: every Sunday at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m.;
• from November 2020 to April 2021, the museum serves only organized groups.
Address: Podborsko, Tychowo commune (coordinates GPS N 53 57 52 64 – E 16 07 27 55)
Phone no.: 517 811 016
The Blücher Bunkers in Ustka
Museum in bunkers from World War II Blűcher - a complex of German bunkers from the 1930s - is located close to the center of Ustka, right next to the western port breakwater. On the 12-meter dune - the highest hill overlooking the beach - there was a cannon station of the so-called guiding cannon. The bunker has two floors. The upper bunker had a 105 mm caliber cannon on top. The steel seat of the cannon’s rotary mechanism has been preserved in the center of the plane surrounded by ammunition niches. In the lower, hidden part of the cannon station, there are shelters for service personnel, connected by an underground corridor with the command and fire control bunker, on the upper platform of which there was a rangefinder, which allowed to track potential targets.
This place is to provide knowledge about history in an accessible, interactive form. Currently, the most interesting point is the underground, where there is a modern multimedia museum with films, dioramas and realistic mannequins in uniforms. The exhibition shows the horror of war and the nonsense of the enormous efforts made by the Nazis to make Ustka a military Fortress, which was never completed.
Access:76 km from Blue Marine Mielno
Opening hours: daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Address: 40 Boh. Westerplatte Street, Ustka
Phone no.: 698 669 446