The Ciechocinek Health Resort is situated in the Vistula River Valley near Torun. The special feature of this grand rehabilitation park, the Graduation Towers (brine-wet twig structures, which emanate healthy vapors under the influence of the strong sunrays) give the locale a maritime climate. Operating since the early 19th century, the resort area has 3 to 4 Spas, up-to-date medical facilities, boarding houses and many parks & gardens. Both the Chemik and Dom Zdrojowy spas are meant for individual tourists; but while the latter proffers on the spot medical facilities, medical service at the former is located some 900 m away. With medical facilities at a distance of 100 m, the Pomorzanka spa is meant for groups.