We came to Tczew on a hot Sunday afternoon to ride bikes, eat lunch and take some photos. We parked the car near the marina. We took the Vistula bike route EuroVelo 9 to the south. After a few hours of a very pleasant ride along the banks of the Vistula River, we returned to Tczew to start admiring this interesting city from a bird's eye view.
I suspect that there were millions of tourists in Tczew because everyone who takes a train from Warsaw to the Tri-City passes through this city. But as it happens in life, most people limit their stay in Tczew only on such a transit. It's a pity because it's a nice and interesting city with a lot of historic buildings and the Vistula boulevard, where you can walk or ride a bike.
The old town in Tczew is a fascinating place that takes us back in time. Historic tenement houses with beautiful architecture, narrow streets, market and squares create a unique atmosphere. The history of this place dates back to the Middle Ages, and the layout of the streets has been preserved almost untouched for centuries, still reflecting the spirit of old times.
The market square in Tczew is the central square that is the heart of the Old Town. Surrounded by picturesque tenement houses of various colors and architectural styles, the square exudes charm and history. This is a place where you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the town, walk along the cobblestone streets, stop for a long time to observe the everyday life of the city.
Tczew abounds in many interesting monuments, among them the most famous are: the bridges over the Vistula River, the market square and the old town, the remains of the 14th-century defensive walls, the parish church of The Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Dutch windmill, the Lower Vistula Exhibition and Regional Center and the Vistula Museum. In addition, walking around the city you can see many interesting buildings in different architectural styles. In my opinion, it is worth seeing the building of the City Hall, the Polish Post Office, the water tower and the old, narrow streets: Garncarska, Podmurna, Kościelna, Zamkowa and Rybacka.
The Parish Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross is the oldest monument in Tczew. The first mentions of it come from the 13th century. The church is built in the Vistula Gothic style, and after entering, you can admire its Baroque decor and amazing Gothic vault.
The playground at the Vistula Boulevard in Tczew is a great place to spend time with children. The biggest attraction of the playground is a large medieval castle, a pirate ship and a jungle play set consisting of a climbing wall, swings, a pyramid and slides.
The Vistula Boulevard (Bulwar Nadwiślański) in Tczew is a charming place where one can enjoy beautiful views of the Vistula River. It is a popular promenade where visitors can relax on benches, take a walk along the riverbank, or utilize the numerous cycling paths. The boulevard is also frequently used as a backdrop for various cultural and recreational events, such as open-air concerts and festivals.
The Vistula Museum is a branch of the National Maritime Museum and is located at Fabryka Sztuki (formerly the Lower Vistula Exhibition and Regional Center) in Tczew. The Art Factory is a place where numerous exhibitions, concerts, art workshops and other cultural events take place. It is an important center for the promotion of culture and art, presenting both local achievements and inspiring projects from outside the region.
Sailing marina and mooring place for cruise ships in Tczew. A great advantage of the marina is the proximity of attractive places - you can take a walk along the Vistula boulevard or visit the monuments of the Old Town. This is where we moored when we were sailing the houseboat along the Żuławy Loop.
The impressive neo-gothic post office building from 1905 was designed by Karol Hempel. I really like this brick architecture. When I see such buildings, I always stop and admire the craftsmanship of the builders who created works of art from such inconspicuous small blocks.
Gothic Church of St. st. Stanisław Kostka in Tczew was built in the fourteenth century. There is a State Music School in that orange building behind the church.
There is the City Council and the City Board in the Town Hall at Plac Marszałka Józefa Piłsudski. This impressive neo-Gothic building was built in the early 20th century.
Summer evening aerial panorama of the historic city center, the Vistula River and bridges.
Vistula Bicycle Route EuroVelo 9 along the bank of the river. This is where we rode our bikes from the marina where we left the car. The entire route is almost 300 kilometers long and starts in Świbno on the Sobieszewo Island near the mouth of the Vistula. It can take you to the village of Kozieniec beyond Gniew.
The Vistula in Tczew is an impressive river that flows past the city, adding charm and character to it. It is one of the longest rivers in Poland, and its width and picturesque landscapes delight. At the height of Tczew, the river is even over 300 meters wide. There are many attractive places by the Vistula River in Tczew, such as walking boulevards or recreational areas where you can practice sports, walk, relax or organize family picnics.
Aerial view of the General Józef Haller Square, i.e. the Town Market Square in Tczew.
If you want to fly a drone over Tczew, you should check whether the DRA-R TR zone of the military airport from Pruszcz Gdański is active on this day. If the zone is active, flights can only be performed with the consent of the airspace manager.
There are beautiful colorful and richly decorated tenement houses on the southern frontage of the market square (General Józef Haller Square).
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From a bird's eye view or from the street, Tczew is an interesting and very pretty city. It is often the case that what is close does not seem interesting because a person rushes somewhere to the other end of the country and skips the surrounding towns. And that's a mistake. What surprised me in Tczew was the number of historic buildings, a lot of greenery and peace. The silence of the Vistula boulevards is disturbed quite often by passing trains, but this can also be an attraction because you can see many different trains in a very short time. I think that soon we will return to Tczew to continue cycling and I will definitely want to see the city in the evening, and maybe at sunrise.
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