With warm seas, clean sand, attractive promenade and pier, Miedzyzdroje has long enjoyed a reputation as a trendy seaside resort attracting swarms of tourists in summer. Often called “The Pearl of the Baltic”, this little town is a health centre well known for its saline and mud baths. A must for every nature-loving visitor is a trip to the nearby Wolin National Park, where one may see the white-tailed eagle and a herd of Polish bison.
Undoubtedly, the major attraction of Miedzyzdroje is its beautiful beach with its high cliffs, and yet the town has more to offer than just sand. If you are fed up with the lazy beach life or it is a rainy day, then a visit to the Natural History Museum may seem like a good idea. Here you can while away an hour or two exploring the diverse flora and fauna of Wolin National Park. Another tourist attraction is the Wax Figure Museum, modelled on the London’s Madame Tussaud’s. Finally, simply walking along the paths of the Zdrojowy Park or strolling around the town to take a look at the old villas is an enjoyable activity in itself.
Miedzyzdroje lies in the north-western section of Poland, about 600 km north-west of Warsaw and 250 km north-east of Berlin. It is situated in the geologically oldest part of Wolin Island, amongst moraine hills and glacier lakes. The landscape is flat (5 m above sea level). In proximity of the town stands “Mount” Gosan – with an altitude of 95 m is the highest spot on the Polish coast.
At the end of the 12th century there were two settlements on the site of today’s Miedzyzdroje. Both belonged to the bishopric of Kamien Pomorski, but while swamp iron ore was mined in Selazo (or “Zelazo”, which means “iron” in English), Campenz (Kepience) relied on agriculture. The name “Misdroige” appeared for the first time in the 15th century. Settlers lived on agriculture, cattle-breeding, bee-keeping, hunting and fishing.