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Krynica-Zdrój City


The natural wealth of the Krynica land are its mineral waters: Zdrój Główny, Słotwinka, Jan, Józef, Mieczysław, Tadeusz, and Zuber. In total, there are 23 water intakes – five sources of mineral water and up to 18 wells. Krynica mineral water are available in many pump rooms throughout the town. Krynica as the health resort has been operating for over 200 years, and the Old Mineral Baths, the Old Mud Baths, the Main Pump Room or New Spa House have not only etched an indelible mark on the architectural map of the town and the region, but they are above all the testimony to the birth of Polish hydrotherapy. It is here where one of the founders of the Polish balneology, professor at the Jagiellonian University - Józef Dietl, has practised and here in the nineteenth century frequented the greatest Polish writers, painters and poets, making Krynica the fashionable health resort among the elite of the interwar Polish, which it remained to this day.

Park Mountain

Park Mountain rises over Krynica Zdrój; it is a popular area of the Spa Park, founded in 1919, with numerous roads and walking health paths. The cable line to Parkowa Mountain in Krynica was the first train of this kind in Poland and it has preserved its character to the present day– becoming a kind of monument of the pre-war technical thought. Near the top of this railway station, there is a play area for children - and not only for them - which consists of slides of varying degrees of difficulty and a pontoon slide.

Nikifor’s Museum

Visiting Krynica, you can not overlook its most famous inhabitant – Nikifor. In the museum of his name paintings and memorabilia of the famous painter-primitivists can be found. The museum is located in a wooden building "Romanówka" in the centre of Krynica, at Dietl’s Boulevards, just behind the Old Spa House. The pictures and memorabilia of Nikifor, whose work was "discovered” in the 30s and described as naive art which has gained notoriety well beyond the Polish borders, were gathered here. Nikifor, constantly living in Krynica and called “Krynicki” (of Krynica) since 1962,left behind more than 2,000 watercolours. He frequently painted very colourful cityscapes, buildings, churches, less religious scenes and portraits on paper, cardboard, boxes, etc. and he signed his works with signatures being sets of meaningless letters.

Toy Museum

The undeniable attraction of the town is also a unique museum with an unusual collection of over three thousand specimens of toys, which fill several rooms in the basement of the New Mineral Baths. Grandparents and parents can admire the toys that they played in the past, and children may see what the kids used to play with their peers in the past. Part of the exhibition was devoted to ancient specimens, found during the excavations in Elbląg. However, the biggest part of the collection are toys produced in Europe in the last two hundred years.

Rope Park

The town has also a rope park including a choice of 4 routes with up to 55 obstacles and the Big Swing - jump in the pendulum trajectory. In the park, you can also use a professional climbing wall, trampolines and a mini playground.

Ice Hall

In the year-round open ice hall in Krynica Zdrój there is a full-length ice rink with dimensions of 30x60m, with seats for more than 3,000 viewers. A skate rental is also open in the hall. In front of Ice Hall, there are tennis courts that you can use during the summer.

Toboggan Run

One of the longest toboggans run in Poland is located in Krynica. The distance is about 1 km downhill, having a length of almost 800 metres. The difference in levels between the lowest and the highest point of the gutter slope is approximately 55 metres. It is located in the centre of Krynica-Zdrój on the "Iwonka" slope.

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