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Region – Drawskie Lakeland

Region – Drawskie Lakeland

Jeziernik is located in a tourist – friendly municipality of Rzeczenica in the eastern part of Drawskie Lakeland bordered by Tuchola Forest (Bory Tucholskie) and Kashubia (Kaszuby). Neighbourhood is one the most densely forested both in Poland. The whole region is famous for picturesque lakes, rivulets and rivers. Distance to the seaside is about 80 – 100 km depending on selected location, generally speaking, after 1,5 hour ride you can rest on sandy beaches of the Baltic Sea. Despite beautiful landscapes and vast amounts of attractions, tourism is incomparably smaller than in Masurian Lakeland, so visiting Jeziernik is a splendid occasion to respite from the hustle and bustle.

PLACES WORTH VISITING:

Szczecinek (Neustettin)

(23 km, about 25 min by car from Jeziernik)
beautifully arranged boulevards near the lake, pre – war quaint villas, interesting 19th century architecture of the city market, Neo – Gothic town hall...
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Człuchów (Schlochau)

(23 km, about 25 min by car from Jeziernik)
Neat and clean town whose main tourist attraction are remains of mighty Teutonic castle...
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Biały Bór (Baldenburg)

(10 km, about 10 min by car from Jeziernik)
Nicely situated small town (2,000 inhabitants) with an interesting history...
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Borne Sulinowo

(45 km, about 40 min by car from Jeziernik)
Areas of the great military bases of the Wehrmacht and the Red Army, also “the youngest” of Polish cities....
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Lobelia lakes

Located at a distance of 10 – 30 km from Jeziernik, in a beautiful undulating and unspoilt landscape. Lobelia lakes with extremely pure water are home to unique plants...
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Bunkers and fortifications of the Pomeranian Wall

Our house is located directly on the northern part of the former, the so-called Pomeranian Positions (Pommernstellung) – that is the Pomeranian Wall...
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Places worth visiting

Places worth visiting

Szczecinek (Neustettin) – 23 km, about 25 min by car from Jeziernik

Beautifully arranged boulevards near the lake, pre – war quaint villas, interesting 19th century architecture of the city market, Neo – Gothic town hall, impressive Cathedral of the Saint Lady with a tower of 78m, Europe’s longest water-ski lift on the city lake, commercial centre, cinema located closest to Jeziernik.

Człuchów (Schlochau) – 40 km, about 35 min by car from Jeziernik

Neat and clean town whose main tourist attraction are remains of mighty Teutonic castle, once largest (still territorially largest), second only to Malbork. It was the seat of the Komtur (Teutonic Commander) and Convent of Teutonic Knights. Castle was a residence of several commanders, such as: Ulrich von Jungingen and Konrad von Wallenrode (1377 – 1382) – both of them later became Grand Masters of the Teutonic Knights. To the present day walls, tower and not fully investigated cellars survived. In the 19th century the castle was demolished and used as a source of a raw material to rebuild the city after a fire. In the city exists an Association of Człuchów Commandry run by a group of chivalry enthusiasts. Association is the main organiser of the Człuchów Tournament for the Sword of Konrad Wallenrod , taking place in the penultimate weekend of August. It is one of the biggest events in the region. Many knights across the whole Poland come every year to the tournament .

Biały Bór (Baldenburg) – 10 km, about 10 min by car from Jeziernik

Nicely situated small town (2,000 inhabitants) with an interesting history. As a result of resettlement under “Vistula” Operation in 1945 -1947 Biały Bór is still a thriving centre of Ukrainian culture. The city has a Middle and Secondary School named after famous Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko with Ukrainian language of instruction. An architectural attraction is the a church of the Greek Catholic rite dedicated to the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God designed by professor Jerzy Nowosielski. Biały Bór is a well-known equestrian centre in Poland. In 1956 a famous Stallion Herd was established here, currently under the name of Equestrian Training Centre is still functioning perfectly. Centre organises multiple events, among others, the International Eventing competition. Biały Bór was also a place where Jerzy Hoffman made a significant part of the battle scenes for the film “Pan Wołodyjowski” (based on a novel written by a Nobel Prize winner – Henryk Sienkiewicz) and Tadeusz Łomnicki – one of the most famous Polish actors – lived here half a year preparing for the role of “Little Knight”.

Borne Sulinowo – 45 km, about 40 min by car from Jeziernik

Areas of the great military bases of the Wehrmacht and the Red Army, also “the youngest” of Polish cities.

In 1933, the Third Reich decided to buy the nearby areas and use them for military purposes. Within a few years, military base and Pomeranian Wall was built. After World War II Sulinowo and area of 18000 hectares have been formally incorporated into Poland as “woodland”. Keeping the military character of the city Sulinowo, created one of the best-kept databases of Army Group North. City “did not exist” on any maps or car atlases. Roads cut short at some point, and the armed soldiers of the Red Army turned back confused drivers. Last Soviet troops left the city on October 12th 1993. Officially Sulinowo was granted a city status on September 30th 1993.

What conceal the mysterious land of Borne Sulinowo and the surrounding area? Is there an underground city? Were there any nuclear weapons in Sulinowo? Is the area contaminated? For these and many other questions there are still no clear answers.

Lobelia lakes

Located at a distance of 10 – 30 km from Jeziernik, in a beautiful undulating and unspoilt landscape. Lobelia lakes with extremely pure water are home to unique plants (lakes take name after a unique relict plant – Lobelia dortmanna). Strictly protected, endangered species are observed there: Lobelia dortmanna, Isoëtes lacustris, Isoëtes echinospora Durieu, Littorella uniflora, and Luronium natans are the few most significant. Above-mentioned plants are indicative for lobelia lakes, and at the same time called relict species, flora remnants of past geological epochs. All of these species are strictly protected and were noted in the Polish Red Book of Vanishing Plants. Lobelia dortmanna itself is a delicate plant growing at a distance of about 2 m from the lakeshores, reaches a height of 70 cm. Under the water there are rosettes of leaves, which release floral rush over the water surface in spring. In June and July on the stems appear pale blue flowers. Each plant has a chance to bloom only once, after it seeds – dies. The whole plant is poisonous. In well-preserved lobelia lakes, plant covers all shores of the lake. All four sub – species are sensitive to changes in water quality, and thus the conditions of their lives. In the region there are three clusters of lobelia lakes: Bobięcińskie Lake – 5 lakes, Bobolickie Lobelia Lakes – 9 lakes and Miasteckie Lobelia Lakes – 4 lakes.

Bunkers and fortifications of the Pomeranian Wall

Our house is located directly on the northern part of the former, the so-called Pomeranian Positions (Pommernstellung) – that is the Pomeranian Wall. During the walk through the forest you will discover many well-preserved bunkers suitable for various purposes as well as numerous remains of trenches and anti – tank ditches. Visiting the remains of the Pomeranian Wall can be a great attraction, especially for older children and adolescents. On the site you can get a map with marked facilities. Detailed descriptions of fortifications and history of the battles of 1944 -1945 you can find on the web page of the Pomeranian Fortifications Exploration Club .

For anglers

For anglers

The nearest angling positions are located within 20m from the house!

Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy Bielsko Lake (40m from the house) Biała River (20m) and wild ponds created in the chalk mining excavations (approx. 400m).

Bielsko is a large and picturesque lake with a surface of 278 ha and varying depths of up to 23m. Dominant species are: roach (Rutilus rutilus), perch (Perca fluviatilis) and bream (Abramis brama). It is not uncommon to catch a pike (Esox Lucius) and eel (Anguila anguila). We fish from our pier or from a boat (which you can rent at place). According to the stories told by local anglers, still in the eighties the lake was full of eel and pikes as big as logs. Unfortunately draining of the past two decades had negative effect on the lake’s ecosystem. Nevertheless, you won’t experience lack of bites for sure! In the winter, when the icecap reaches an adequate strength, under ice – fishing enthusiasts are welcomed to practice.

Completely different angling experience provides fishing in Biała River. Its clean and shallow waters, diverse stream and a lot of obstacles will ensure emotions. Anglers can count on meeting at least three species of predatory fish: perch, pike and trout sometimes.

Fishing licenses can be purchased in Biały Bór and Szczecinek.

We wish you spectacular bites

For hikers, cyclists and runners

For hikers, cyclists and runners

Beautiful surrounding offers great routes suitable for walking, cycling and jogging. Once outside, you will immediately get on the forest path, but you can go for a walk or ride also in the open spaces or near charming, wild ponds, which are situated along the Biała River to the south of the house.

Runners can schedule a tour of any length: 4, 6, 11, 18 or 21 km in the forest. Prevailing running surface is ground, but you can also choose long stretches of narrow and rarely frequented asphalt. On summer days you can also stop for a swim in the waters of the Biała River in wild forest stand located 3 km from the house. Always take mandatory stretching and dipping in a lake or in a natural “Jacuzzi” under our waterfall after running. We guarantee an unforgettable experience (we also run).

For canoeists

For canoeists

Jeziernik is an excellent base for a few superb canoe routes. The closest one is the Biała River and Czernica River. Home is conveniently located as kayaks launching spot is at a distance of 15 m from the house ☺ !

Canoeing may be also organised on the beautiful and rarely frequented small rivers like the upper flow of Brda, Kuśnia, Ruda, Gwda, Radew, Wieprza, Piława, Parsęta or Słupia.

We use services of a company renting kayaks and canoeing equipment situated in Przechlewo. On the web site Kayaks you will find specific descriptions of routes and equipment.

Perfect culmination of the day after several hours of rafting will be a feast by the fire or a glass of wine in front of the fireplace.

Gourmet

Gourmet

Our region is one of the environmentally cleanest in Poland. Very high forestation rate, lack of heavy industry, a large number of lakes and rivers and lush meadows – all of the abovementioned features will make the lovers of fine, bio and healthy cuisine satisfied. Below we place a few ideas where to buy local food of a highest quality:

  • Dairy – Organic Agricultural Farm run by Marian Nowak in Grabów (15km from Jeziernik) – excellent white cheese, butter, kefir and sour cream.
  • Honey – collected in a well – known Patalas family apiary located in Biernatka No. 20 on the way from Czarne to Borkowo (25km from Jeziernik). We recommend “Forest Raspberry” honey – a real rarity.
  • Eggs – from chickens running freely in green and unspoiled environment can be purchased at mrs. mayors in the nearby Drzonowo (3km from Jeziernik).
  • Excellent smoked trout prepared by our Host at place. Fish come from a small farm established on a crystal clear river Czernica. In addition to smoked fish served straight from the smokehouse you can also get fresh fish and roast them on the grill or prepare them in our smokehouse. It is delicate and tasty.
  • Mushrooms and berries – in summer and autumn fruiting abundantly in the surrounding woods. Less steadfast may visit one of the local stocks in Brzezie or Bielica.
  • Fish – from May to October nearby lake and river are abounding in fish. We recommend fried perches for they unique taste.
  • Game – on special request, we can arrange the purchase of veterinary controlled, excellent game from legal hunting. Well prepared rosted deer meet or wild boar served with cranberries is both healthy and exquisite in taste.