Świebodzin Travel Guide


Świebodzin Travel Guide - Świebodzin is a place in western Poland in the province of Lubuskie.

Świebodzin, originally a German town under the name of Schwiebus, now a town in north western Poland with about 21,750 inhabitants as of 2004 and is the capital of Świebodzin County. The town's name is derived from the Polish personal name of Świeboda, related to swoboda meaning “freedom.

Between 1975 and 1998 it was formerly part of the Zielona Góra Voivodeship, being a reconfiguration of the old German state of Prussia, which was annexed by Poland after World War II in 1945 and led to the expulsion of its native German population and the repopulation of the city and the environment by the Polish. Since the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998, Świebodzin has been part of Lubusz Voivodeship.

Świebodzin Travel Guide

Poland Travel Guide Information

This is a travel Guide about the country of Polska which is located in central Europe. You are very welcome to visit my site and I hope that you will enjoy the experience.

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Accommodation in Świebodzin

You will find the full range of accommodation in this town from the most luxurious five star hotels with up to date and modern amenities to pensions (a type of guest house or boarding house) and rooms or apartments at very reasonable prices. Some of the larger towns and cities will also have hostels.

If you prefer to stay in a more rural location there are a number of “Agro” style of accommodation places on farms and in the countryside plus there may be camp sites nearby.

If you see something you like or wish to know more about please contact the accommodation directly as I do not take commission and I take the attitude that their own website will have more up to date details on what they offer than if I were to include it here.

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Hotel Lubuski

The website of this simple hotel states the following: - “Located in the city centre, offers 100 beds in single and double rooms and provides laundry services.”

Stayed here on 7 June 2015 - booked through a well known booking agent for 94 PLN but not told that there was a car parking charge of 17 PLN, breakfast not included so another 13 PLN making 124 PLN. Recepionist spoke some English.

The hotel is set back from the main road, easy to find, in the centre of Świebodzin. The room I stayed in was comfortable, a little basic and old fashioned but ok (for me).  As with many places I have stayed in during my Polish travels, this hotel needs to be updated soon otherwise it will vanish as travelers, even those of us with basic needs will go elsewhere.

Besides the extra cost, there were no lights in the corridoor so searching for the key hole was anoying.

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Hotel Lubuski ul. Piłsudskiego 20, 66-200 Świebodzinn Hotel*

Activities & Attractions in Świebodzin

As you approach the town on the S3 expressway, you will see the crowned statue of Christ in Świebodzin, completed in November 2010 and is claimed to be the world's tallest statue of Jesus.

If you are into cycling or just walking, there is a bicycle trail and pedestrian walk starting at Świebodzin via Niesulice and ending at Lagow.

Not too far away is Niesłysz Lake being the largest lake in the Łagów Lake area. Located around the lake is a coniferous forest made up of deciduous trees. The shoreline is about 19 kilomeres long and has many inlets and peninsulas. The area is 496.6 hectares, length of 4.7 km and width about 1.7 kilometers. The maximum depth reaches up to 35 meters.

It is an ideal place for migrating birds which overnight or make their home here including: the Swans, Herons, Black Storks, Cranes and the White Eagle. The water is very clear and is a good place for water sports like: yachting, rowing and in winter ice sailing.

The lake also attracts divers and those that enjoy fishing due to the rich abundance of fish including: Roach, Bream, Tench, Perch, Pike and Eel. You can find on the shore a number of recreation centres especially in Niesulice, Przełazy and Krzeczkowo. You may reach them either by car or by a bus from Świebodzin.

Poland is a country with a large variety of landscapes, a place where you can experience all four seasons. This provides the visitor with many opportunities for adventure and different activities and visiting attractions, whether you enjoy the mountains, lakes, rivers or the beaches you will find something that suits you.

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Geography of Świebodzin

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Museums in Świebodzin

Polska is full of history and the Polish are great lovers of knowledge of the past so you will find many museums in the country, whether it be a folk, military, science, skansen, transport or any other type.

Poland has a long history and has been an important trading route that has been invaded by many different groups over the past 1,000 years. Museums are a great way to explore the nations history about the inhabitants of the land in the past, their lives and customs.

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Places to Eat in Świebodzin

There are many restaurants covering the usual pizza to those offering local Polish traditional and regional cuisine.

What Wikipeda says about Polish Cuisine

Polish cuisine (Polish: kuchnia polska) is a style of cooking and food preparation originating from Poland. It has evolved over the centuries due to historical circumstances. Polish national cuisine shares some similarities with other Central European and Eastern European traditions as well as French and Italian similarities. It is rich in meat, especially pork, chicken and beef (depending on the region) and winter vegetables (cabbage in the dish bigos), and spices.

It is also characteristic in its use of various kinds of noodles the most notable of which are kluski as well as cereals such as kasha (from the Polish word kasza). Generally speaking, Polish cuisine is hearty and uses a lot of cream and eggs. The traditional dishes are often demanding in preparation. Many Poles allow themselves a generous amount of time to serve and enjoy their festive meals, especially Christmas eve dinner (Wigilia) or Easter breakfast which could take a number of days to prepare in their entirety.

The Polish national dishes are bigos; pierogi; kielbasa; kotlet schabowy (type of breaded cutlet); gołąbki (type of cabbage roll); zrazy (type of roulade); roast (Polish: pieczeń); sour cucumber soup (Polish: zupa ogórkowa); mushroom soup, (Polish: zupa grzybowa) (quite different from the North American cream of mushroom); tomato soup (Polish: zupa pomidorowa); rosół (variety of meat broth); żurek (sour rye soup); flaki (variety of tripe soup); and barszcz among others.

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Tourist Information in Świebodzin

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PTTK - Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society is a non-profit organisation that you will find in many places in Poland.

It is one of the oldest tourist societies in Europe and was was created by the merger of two societies: Polish Tatry Society (1873) and Polish Country Lovers Society (1906).

Official Tourist Information Centres in Poland are divided into 1*, 2*, 3* and 4* Certified and Non-Certified. All Certified Tourist Centres provide information in one or more foreign languages and have an expanded range of services as compared to the Non-Certified.

Tourist Information

Association of Local Tourist Organization ŚWIEBODA
The Association of Local Tourist Organization ŚWIEBODA,  is based in Martinez resort located in Lubrza. However, since mid-2014 the Association office is located at ul. Ring 5 in Swiebodzin..
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ŚWIEBODA ul. Okrężna 5
66-200 Swiebodzin

Transport in Świebodzin

The town is an important transportation hub, lying at the crossroads of the Polish national roads 2 and 3. The A2 motorway and S3 expressway cross near the town. Świebodzin is located 39 km (24 miles) northeast of Zielona Góra, one of the two voivodeship's capitals, 195 km (121 miles) northwest of Wrocław and 110 km (68 miles) west of the city of Poznań; 70 km (43 miles) to the east is the German border and 130 km (81 miles) to Berlin.

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e-podroznik.pl Bus & Train Timetables www.e-podroznik.pl
Zielona Góra/Babimost Airport Airport www.lotnisko.lubuskie.pl
Przewozy Regionalne Railways www.przewozyregionalne.pl

Websites of Świebodzin

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Regional Links


The Lubuskie Voivodship was created in 1999 and is located in the west of Poland.



Places in Province

The cities, towns and villages of the region of Lubuskie.

Places in Province

Map of Świebodzin


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