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The Resort Town of Sopot

If you are looking for rollicking fun and serious adventure, in the north of Poland, then you must be looking for Sopot. Travelers around the world swear by Sopot's white sandy beaches, spas, arts and crafts, and lively entertainment.

The original settlers mined amber for the Roman traders and tourism developed as early Renaissance times. In the 19th century, when the spa culture had taken off, wealthy Europeans flocked Sopot for its salubrious spas.

Sopot, along with Gdansk and Gdynia, forms the famous golden triangle, a paradise for tourists.

The wooden molo (pier) in Sopot is the longest in Europe. Built in 1827, it is Sopot's most well known landmark and juts out into the Baltic Sea for over half a kilometer. A walk in the moonlit night, on the pier, has spawned many a romances with much more endurance than Romeo and Juliet's.

At the foot of the molo is a concert cell and a square with a fountain. It provides a bird's eye view of Sopot and the surrounding areas. The Sopot Museum (ul. Poniatowskiego 8) resides in a beautiful early 20th century villa and houses the history of the town. In summer, music aficianadoes are entertained with free outdoor concerts.

Sopot's 4.5 km beach is full of activities from morning till night. Summertime sees a youthful frenzy for beach dancing.

Finally, Sopot is known for its spas and sanatoria. To rehabilitate your aching body, visit the Sanatorium Uzdrowiskowe "Lesnik". A standard room with board and three treatments per day per person is between 75 - 90 zł (23-28 USD) off season (1 October - 31 May) and between 90 - 110 zł (28-34 USD) in season time.

Neustadt, Pelzerhaken and Rettin are other coastal resorts of repute.


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