Hel attractions

Memorial in Hel


A park near the train station contains a memorial to the 1939 defence of the town during the German invasion. Hel was the last place in Poland to surrender; a garrison of some 3000 Polish soldiers defended the town …
Aquarium in Hel


Just off the beach in the centre of town is the Fokarium, where Baltic grey seals can be seen in captivity. The three large pools are home to half a dozen of the creatures, and feeding takes place at 11am and 2pm wh…
Museum in Hel

Museum of Fishery

Hel’s Gothic church dates from the 1420s, making it the oldest building in town. Pews and monstrances have given way to exhibits on fishing and boat-building, a display of stuffed sea birds and a collection of old f…
Arts Centre in Hel

Izba Kaszubska

An old 19th-century fisherman's cottage on the main street houses a small exhibition of Kashubian handicrafts and a souvenir stall. The staff also give out town maps.
Lighthouse in Hel


Through a patch of scrappy woodland at the end of ul Wiejska, the 42m-high octagonal brick lighthouse is a now radar station but houses temporary exhibitions.