Baltic Manors Landscape near Gdansk
Vintage houses and farm buildings in the Vistula Żuławy
The Vistula Żuławy region is a completely flat area with picturesque landscapes, rich in many tourist attractions, including i.a. wonderful houses and farm buildings of Dutch background. Among them we can distinguish two types of vintage Żuławy farmhouses and manors. The first ones have usually fronts, doors, portals, windows and windowshields beautifully carved in wood. The other ones are arcade houses, which constitute the last so valuable vintage buildings characteristic for depression terrains. During cycling trips that can start from nearby Gdansk, you may see various examples of Żuławy houses and manors, among the arcade houses we will see not only the smallest, but also the most conspicuous one. Among many, which are slowly falling into ruins, there are also those, which are carefully restored and completely new ones, which were built according to the ancient design a great number of years ago. In the Żuławy, apart from houses and farm buildings, it is possible to see many other historic constructions, such as knights’ manors and strongholds, gothic churches and their ruins, old cemeteries and hydrotechnical constructions, that is why cycling tours are here an interesting pastime, in particular for families with children or all those, who only start their cycling adventure.