Vikings and slavs on the island of Wolin

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Region:
Zachodniopomorskie
Category:
History

Visit Poland’s biggest island Wolin with its medieval village! Take a chance to see with your own eyes how people lived in the Middle Ages. A real archeological experiment is running here! Want to have a look?

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If you have ever visited Scandinavia, you surely have seen many relics and tracks from the Viking ages which can be found exceptionally often in the Nordic countries. Here in Poland – on the contrary – such reminiscences are a rare discovery. There is not much left after this exciting time in the history and so, in order to spread knowledge about Vikings and their lives, a unique Viking settlement has been established on the island of Wolin.

Visiting this extraordinary center you will literally see the history and sense it! How come? Imagine that a group of people change their life for a few months every year with one crucial rule: to lead a real Viking life same as the real Scandinavian people lived years before! Their life has therefore become an archeological experiment which attracts many curious visitors every year.

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How did the Vikings and the Slavs live hundreds of years ago? You can stop wondering and see it with your own eyes as soon as you decide to visit Wolin! Take a look at their houses, get a grip on  the tools they have invented, visit the old workshops and travel back in time! You can even try their clothes on and feel as if the time has reversed! Give yourself a chance of understanding the medieval history of the region and the relation between Scandinavian voyagers and the Slavs!

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You are asking us when is the best time to visit the center? Well… surely during the festival! Festival of Slavs and Vikings is, with no doubt, the best opportunity to get a grip on history! For three days visitors can become a part of medieval cottage with thousands of warriors, musicians, artists and history enthusiasts!

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Regardless of the time of your visit the experience will surely be unforgettable! Just look:

How do you get to the Isle of Wolin? It's as easy as pie: take the plane to Szczecin, Poznań or Berlin and rent a car at the airport. You can, of course, take your own car and travel with the ferry to the continent. Book accommodation directly on the island. Don't forget to take care of your travel insurance!

Region: Zachodniopomorskie.

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