The biggest resort on the Polish Baltic coast, Kołobrzeg (ko-wob-zhek) has much more than just its share of the north’s pristine white sand. This atmospheric town of seafront attractions, spa traditions and summer crowds of strolling Germans is big enough to offer urban distractions on top of the delights of swimming and sunbathing.
Kołobrzeg was reduced to landfill in 1945 and seven decades since the destruction of 1945, the town still bears the scars. It was never really rebuilt and the modern ‘medieval-style’ architecture that now dominates the old centre (in the same ilk as Elbląg) is pretty unconvincing. However the bombs also created a lot of parkland, and along with the beach and seafront these combine to make this Baltic base a relaxing, if not particularly aesthetically pleasing, place for a couple of days’ exploration.