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Ciechocinek is a well-known spa town in central Poland, due to large salt deposits. It started to develop in 19th century and preserved many historic structures from Belle Époque. The town is located at the Vistula river in Kuyavian-Pomeranian province, about 20 km south-east of the city of Toruń in historic land of Cuiavia (Kujawy).

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The closest airport is located in Bydgoszcz, connected with Ireland, Great Britain and Germany. Other international airports are located in Łódź and Warsaw.

By car[edit]

Ciechocinek is located about 4 km from A1 motorway between Włocławek and Toruń. From the exit you have to take the road nr 266 to the town centre.

By bus[edit]

Ciechocinek is well connected by bus with many Polish cities. There are numberous intercity connections with Bydgoszcz, Płock, Toruń, Włocławek, Warsaw, and at least one connection with Białystok, Częstochowa, Gdańsk, Lublin, Łódź, Kielce, Koszalin, Rzeszów, Szczecin. The timetable you may find here. Major bus station is in front of the historic railway station and is called Kopernika (D. K.).

There are many local bus connections with Toruń and Aleksandrów Kujawski. A ticket to Toruń costs around 10 zł (~2.50 €), and to Aleksandrów around 3 zł (~0.75€).

By train[edit]

Closest major train station is located in Aleksandrów Kujawski, 7 km away. From there you can get a direct train to many Polish cities, like Gdańsk, Bydgoszcz, Toruń, Łódź, Warsaw, Lublin, Cracow, Katowice. Check this website for the timetable.

Until recent times there was a regular direct train connection between Ciechocinek and Aleksandrów Kujawski. Recently it was available only in summer, but the future of the line is unclear.

Get around[edit]

The best way to discover the town is on foot.

There are relatively many taxis available though, due to large population of pensioners. To call a taxi you can use one of those numbers:

Bus, van, taxi nr 24: 601 934 324
City Taxi: 54 283 46 09, 54 283 41 11
Kurort Taxi: 54 283 22 22
Mercedes Taxi: 54 283 07 77

You may also visit the city with horse cabs.

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  • Graduation towers – historic structures from 19th century, biggest in Europe, Tężniowa street.
  • Salt museum – Solna street.
  • Zdrojowy park
  • Wooden summer theatre
  • Flower carpets

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You can buy local salt, produced traditional way with graduation towers.

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Ciechocinek tourism website is available in Polish, English, German, French and Russian.

Get out[edit]

  • Toruń – a gothic UNESCO World Heritage old town.
  • Włocławek – a small city south-east from Ciechocinek with a nice gothic cathedral.
  • Raciążek – a small town on a hill above Ciechocinek, with a renaissance church, ruins of a medieval castle and beautiful panorama over the Vistula Valley.
  • Nieszawa – a small, quiet and pictoresque town east from Ciechocinek, with old ferry on the Vistula river.

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