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Żuławy Wiślane is a flat, vast delta plain at the mouth of the Vistula. This area may seem unattractive to the photographer as soon as we look at this area slightly from above, we begin to see amazing checkers of fields crossed by rivers and numerous canals. The characteristic shapes of willows add charm to these landscapes. The area of Żuławy is around 1,700 km2, of which 450 km2 are depressed areas below sea level. I invite you to watch photos from Żuławy.



Landscapes of Żuławy Wiślane

Landscapes of Żuławy Wiślane

The characteristic flat landscape of Żuławy viewed from above is very interesting.


The biggest tourist attraction of Zulawy

The biggest tourist attraction of Zulawy

During the trip around the Vistula delta, in addition to the amazing landscapes of Żuławy, arcade houses characteristic for this region, gothic churches, historic windmills, Mennonite cemeteries and the lowest places in Poland (Raczki Elbląskie -1.8 m and Marzęcino -2.07 m below sea level), also see: Malbork Castle. The most famous tourist attractions of Żuławy are located on their outskirts - I also recommend visiting the cities of Elbląg, Sztum, Tczew, Gdańsk and the vicinity of the Vistula Lagoon.


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Nogat River

Nogat River

The Nogat River is the eastern mouth of the Vistula. The Nogat is 62 km long and forms a small delta into the Vistula Lagoon.


Gothic architecture - sights in Zulawy

Gothic architecture - sights in Zulawy

There are even in very small towns you can find real pearls of Gothic architecture in the Żuławy region in Poland. Village churches in Jeziernik, Niedźwiedzica, Kończewice, Lisewo Malborskie, Żelichowo, Krzyżanowo and Mątowy Wielkie were built in the 14th century. The photo shows the Gothic Church of Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles in Mątowy Wielkie.


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Rural architecture of Żuławy

Rural architecture of Żuławy

The arcaded houses are probably the most characteristic buildings in Zulawy Wislane (Vistula River Mouth). These houses in various conditions can be seen in many villages: Żuławki, Trutnowy, Mikoszewo, Osice, Jeziernik, Marynowy. The oldest arcaded house from 1572 is in Gdańsk (Lipce) at the Trakt Świętego Wojciecha 297. There is a nicely preserved house in Nowa Kościelnica in the photo.


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Windmills in Żuławy

Windmills in Żuławy

Żuławy is an ideal place for windmills due to the terrain, proximity of the sea and climatic conditions. The first windmills in this area were built as early as the fourteenth century. In the past, windmills were used as mills or wind pumps. Today, you can most often see them as wind turbines for electricity production.


Historic windmills in the Vistula Delta

Historic windmills in the Vistula Delta

One of the few preserved windmills in Żuławy can be seen near the town of Palczewo. It is a wooden and brick smock mill built in 1800.


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The Motława River flows to Gdańsk

The Motława River flows to Gdańsk

The Motława River flows out of Lake Rokickie, which is located in the Starogard Lake District. Motława flows through the Starogard Lake District, Żuławy Wiślane, Gdańsk and flows into the Martwa Wisła (dead Vistula). The Motława River is 64 km long.


Ruins of the church in Steblewo

Ruins of the church in Steblewo

Ruins of a Gothic church built in the fourteenth century by the Teutonic Order. In such places, my imagination always tells me stories of lost treasures and mysterious undergrounds ...


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Exploring the Żuławy

Exploring the Żuławy

A great way to explore Żuławy is a yacht cruise on the rivers and canals. Everything looks different from the water!


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Road S7 - expressway to Warsaw

Road S7 - expressway to Warsaw

The S7 expressway to Warsaw near Gdansk in the north of Poland.


Interesting places in Żuławy

Interesting places in Żuławy

One of the very interesting places in Żuławy is Elbląg, which is one of the oldest cities in Poland and here the Teutonic Order had a very powerful castle - comparable to the one in Malbork.


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Druzno Lake cruise

Druzno Lake cruise

Druzno Lake (Drużno) is a very shallow and strongly overgrown delta lake in Żuławy Wiślane, south of Elbląg. The lake and surrounding areas is a nature reserve. You can see this lake during a cruise on the Elbląg Canal.


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Fields in Żuławy

Fields in Żuławy

Żuławy Wiślane is a flat area with very fertile soils. It is an agricultural region. Huge fields can be seen to the horizon.


Zulawy Gdanskie

Zulawy Gdanskie

Żuławy Gdańskie are on the left side of the Vistula. Żuławy Gdańskie are areas of the western part of the delta located between the Vistula and the edge of the Kashubian Lake District.


A classic view of Zulawy

A classic view of Zulawy

Autumn sunset over the Żuławy fields.


Żuławy near Malbork

Żuławy near Malbork

Żuławy Malborskie (also called Żuławy Wielkie) is a region located between the Nogat and Wisła rivers. This is the flat area on the right from the Nogat River in the photo.


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