A small, picture-postcard town perched on the left bank of the Vistula River, Ciechocinek is one of Poland’s biggest health resorts. Apart from being home to a number of sanatoriums aiding convalescents, it offers some attractions for tourists who want an active holiday. The town manages to draw in visitors with its well-developed service sector, priding itself on the wide choice of bars, cafés, hotels and restaurants. Numbered among the most well-known places in the country, Ciechocinek has been popular with the sickly and the healthy alike from time out of mind, especially for social reasons. Legends have it that once a lonely person crosses the threshold of the health resort they are likely to find a partner for life and will not come home alone.
No other place is likely to beat Ciechocinek when it comes to the number of facilities serving the needs to better your health. With ideal climatic conditions, the town’s health resort boasts four spa hospitals, four preventoria, numerous sanatoria, and facilities such as a pump room, a swimming pool filled with brine, and several solaria.
Ciechocinek is situated on the left bank of the Vistula River in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodship, between Torun and Wloclawek. This small town with just over 11,000 inhabitants has developed into an important spa, a fact which has put it on the map.
It is thought that the history of its saline springs goes back to very ancient times, with records from the 13th century being widely regarded as the oldest ones, while the first written mention of the town itself dates back to 1466. Rich in saline deposits and brine, the region prides itself on what are considered to be Europe’s oldest salt workings. Regarded as a spa from the first half of the 19th century, Ciechocinek started to offer convalescents brine bath therapy as early as in 1836. Gran... ( more >>)