Euro Handball Poland 2014


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Tricity (or Tri-City, in Polish Trójmiastois an urban area consisting of three Polish cities: Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot. They are situated adjacent to one other, in a row, on the coast of the Gdańsk Bay, Baltic Sea, in Pomerelia (Pomeranian Voivodeship), northern Poland. The Tricity metropolitan area has a population of over 1 million people. The name Trójmiasto was used informally or semi-formally only, until 28 March 2007, when the Tricity Charter (in Polish Karta Trójmiasta) was signed as a declaration of the cities’ cooperation

There are not many places in Poland like the Pomorskie Region. Its magic is created by the murmur of the waves of the Baltic Sea, the mysterious forests and woods with their hundreds of lakes and rivers, the beauty of the landscapes and the picturesque hills. The highest of them all is Wieżyca, standing guard above them.
An essential element of the cultural identity of the Pomorskie Region is the indigenous population of Kaszubi, who remain faithful to their daily traditions and customs, as well as their southern neighbours, the Kociewiacy. It is this indigenous population of these areas which constitutes the soul of the region. The Kashubian folk culture has not allowed itself to be locked away in museums – quite the contrary, the region is full of Kashubian embroidery, music, dance and pottery. The Pomorskie Region, however, is not simply the Three Cities and Kashubia. It is also the beautiful city of Słupsk – the capital of Central Pomerania – and the fertile Żuławy region – a land of windmills, arcaded houses, bascule bridges, river ports and Mennonite culture. There are also a number of imposing medieval Teutonic castles – in Malbork, Gniew, Bytów, Kwidzyn, Lębork, Sztum and Człuchów. Within the province there are two national parks, nine landscape parks and dozens of nature reserves.
The most valuable of the protected sites in the region is the Słowiński National Park, one of the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves, where you can see the only moving sand-dunes in Europe. There are also two sandbars: the Hel Sandbar (Mierzeja Helska) and the Vistula River Sandbar(Mierzeja Wiślana). Both are full of sunny beaches, cafes, ports and harbours, as well as modern conference centres. Apart from the numerous monuments from the past there is also very wealthy present: the colourful St Dominic’s Fair, the World Championships in Amber – trawling, Strawberry Harvesting, numerous regattas, festivals, concerts, and exhibitions. The combination of active relaxation and nature during rides across meadows, forest trails or the beaches along the sea will be a memorable experience.
The Pomorskie Region is the only one in Poland to have two 18-hole golf courses of championship class.The Postołowo Golf Course, only 28 km away from Gdańsk, has two academies, a training course in the form of a driving range, a practice bunker, a chipping green and a putting green. The area of the course amounts to 100 hectares and the length of the course is 6,450 metres. Another golf complex – the Sierra Golf Club - is situated in the picturesque scenery of the Trójmiejski Landscape Park. Both courses are set in beautiful scenery and will please the most demanding golfers.