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The Vistula, Poland

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The Vistula Spit is an aeolian sand spit, or peninsular stretch of land, which separates Vistula Lagoon from Gdańsk Bay in the Baltic Sea, with its tip separated from the mainland by the Strait of Baltiysk. The border between Poland and Kaliningrad Oblast, an exclave of Russia, bisects it, politically dividing the spit in half between the two countries. The westernmost point of Russia is located on the Vistula Spit. The Polish part contains a number of tourist resorts, incorporated administratively as the town of Krynica Morska.HistoryUntil the 13th century, the spit had navigable straits in the middle, which allowed the city of Elbing, part of the monastic State of the Teutonic Knights, direct access to the Baltic Sea. The natural closing of the straits in the late 13th century reduced Elbing's status as an important trading seaport. This and the Teutonic takeover of Danzig (Gdańsk) and Polish Pomerania in 1308 led to the increased importance of Gdańsk.
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  • We stayed a few days in Gdansk and we went to visit a concentration camp near the town. To get there by car we passed by barge on the Vistula River, near the mouth of the river. The landscape is really cool, the Baltic Sea front and right in the lagoon. I would truly recommend to stop by.
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  • We took this short cruise, about 1.5 hours, in Warsaw.The views were satisfactory at times. The boat was good, selling non-alcoholic drinks and basic grilled food, timely organised. However there is n...  more »
  • The River Vistula is Polands longest river and on any holiday to Krakow it is so nice to just jump on to one of the inexpensive river cruise boats that show the beautiful city of Krakow from a differe...  more »

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