A trip to the
Open-Air Museum in Wdzydze
The Teodora and Izydor Gulgowski Kashubian Ethnographic Park in Wdzydze Kiszewskie is the oldest open-air museum in Poland, established in 1906. Located in the Pomeranian Voivodeship, in the area of the Kashubian Lake District and Wdzydze Landscape Park by the Gołuń Lake, the museum spans 22 hectares.
What can you see when visiting the Kashubian Ethnographic Park in Wdzydze Kiszewskie?
The open-air museum is divided into six sectors, corresponding to five areas of Kashubia, and a sector containing public utility facilities.
The park has gathered over 50 examples of folk architecture from Kashubia, Kociewie, and the Tuchola Forests, reflecting the diversity of rural construction from the 17th to the 20th century. Among them are fully equipped peasant farms, manors, small gentry estates, agricultural workers' houses, a tavern, and two windmills: a post mill from Jeżewnica and a Dutch-style mill from Brus.
Many of these buildings have furnished interiors, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the authentic atmosphere of a Kashubian village.
The Kashubian Ethnographic Park is also a venue for numerous folk events, such as the Wdzydze Fair and "With a Hoe to the Potatoes," as well as craft shows, markets, and folk music concerts. Each year, from May to September, the open-air museum attracts about 80,000 visitors, testifying to its popularity and cultural significance.
What does a trip to the Open-Air Museum in Wdzydze look like?
A trip to the Kashubian Ethnographic Park in Wdzydze Kiszewskie is an extraordinary journey into the culture and history of Kashubia and beyond. It offers a unique opportunity to immerse in authentic rural life, reflected in over 50 historical buildings that have been carefully restored and reconstructed to convey the atmosphere of life in Kashubia from the 17th to the 20th century.
Duration of the Trip: The total trip time, including travel from Gdańsk to Wdzydze Kiszewskie and back, is about 6-7 hours. The visit to the ethnographic park itself takes about 3-4 hours, allowing for a leisurely exploration of all attractions and exhibits.
Trip Program: The trip to the open-air museum provides an opportunity to see traditional Kashubian cottages, manors, taverns, as well as unique windmills and forges. Visitors can admire carefully recreated interiors that transport them back in time, offering insights into daily life and traditions of a Kashubian village. Guided tours are available on site, which we recommend.
Driver's Wait: During the park visit, the driver will wait for the tour participants, ensuring flexibility and convenience in returning to Gdańsk. Waiting about 4 hours, the return trip, and parking fees are included in the tour price.
The Kashubian Ethnographic Park in Wdzydze Kiszewskie is an ideal place for those who wish to understand and experience the rich culture of Kashubia or want to travel back in time to learn about rural life in the past.
This tour offers not only historical knowledge and cultural insights but also unforgettable aesthetic and emotional experiences, making it a wonderful way to spend a day outside the city. We invite you to book a tour and discover the unique heritage of Kashubia.
550 PLN / 130 EUR
Bus 6 Pax
700 PLN / 160 EUR
Bus 7-8 Pax
750 PLN / 180 EUR
* The tour price includes; transport from any place in Gdańsk to the Ethnographic Park in Wdzydze Kiszewskie, driver waiting for about 4 hours, return to Gdańsk.