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Familiar with northwest poland?

14 Mar 2009 /  #1
I have been searching for my family for years, and just found out that my mother's side came from northwest Poland (was Prussia then), around Klanino. I am unfamiliar with this area, as my father's family was from the Krakow area. I plan on visiting Poland within the next 2 years, and I know Krakow is a large metropolitan area, but I don't really know anything about Klanino. Can anyone help me with information about travel to that area? (am I best to fly into Krakow and take a train to Klanino, should I fly into Gdansk and then travel to Krakow after visiting Klanino, what accomodations can I expect to find in the region around Klanino?) Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated! I can't wait for my trip there & I want to be as prepared as possible! Lynne
4 Apr 2009 /  #2
go to google
you have a map of this place. in English

as for a trip it depends on how long you will be in Poland, what time of a year etc.
For example, there are few festivals in Cracow not to be missed if one is interested in a "cultural" side of a trip as well/ go to MAGICZNY CRACOW , choose English and you will know what's up on a scene.

Also from where you are flying in? Sometime it would be much cheaper to go to Gdansk ( flight from Copenhagen are beauty), go by train to Koszalin - Klonino, than go by intercity rapid train to Cracow from Koszalin (yes, there is a stright train Koszalin-Cracow) or stay in Gdansk few days and than go to Cracow. If you type in google Gdansk it will be a lot of useful info about this city as well.

Few more tips like buy a 3 or 5 day Cracow Carta - all trips by bus and tram 24 hours, entries to museums for free or discounted price, same story for Gdansk and Warszawa.

if you need more let me know by e-mail
I'm from Cracow, I love travel and love to help people who are visiting my old country to see the most,best, etc
sister act 2 | 88  
4 Apr 2009 /  #3
I fly into Gdansk and then travel to Krakow

Well i think it will be a at least aten hour train trip. I flew in to Krakow with cheap flights only to discover we had to pay 700 polish money for me and my family to get up to Olsztyn, and when you buy a train ticket that does not include a seat, you have to pay extra for a seat we had to pay even more to get seats all together, I have to say its great to travel by train you get to see so much of the country side from the comfort of your seat and the food wasn't too bad on the train either.
Kowalski 7 | 621  
4 Apr 2009 /  #4
Klanino is a village of 600, some 25 km of KOSZALIN (100 000 ).
Your nearest airport is Lech Walesa Airport in Gdansk or Goleniow, Szczecin (100 km from Berlin, Germany - where you could consider landing as well.
Plenty of daily trains to Koszalin from anywhere.

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