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Natural atractions of Neumark region:

Presented territory is the postglacial terrain with beautifull small hills with many lakes in northern part and big flat surfaces of postglacial valleys in the south. Western part is the valley of Odra River with high, steep morain edges.
The surface is in big part covered by woods, however south valley parts are wet meadows of Warta Reiver estuary so is also odra Valley. North parts are also used for agriculture.
Below we present some interesting obiects of nature in Neumark region.

Nationalpark "Ujscie Warty (Warta mouth)"

The National Park "Warta mouth" exists since 2001 here on an area of 8074 ha between Słońsk (Sonnenburg), Kostrzyn (Küstrin) and Witnica (Vietz). Here lives up to 270 bird species, especially endangered and many rare plants. At various applied routes the park can be visited.
how to find → From Kostrzyn (Küstrin) you drive into direction Słońsk (Sonnenburg), the National Park Administration building is not far away from the Kostrzyn (Küstrin) border on the right side of the street, the park is left of the street. Too from Słońsk (Sonnenburg) there are very good walking ways threw the park.
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Bielińskie Lake near Bielin (Bellin)

Lake Bielin is located near village Bielin. The lake has area of 54 hectares and maximal depth 12 metres.
how to find → From Bielin drive direction Gądno. After about 2 km you can find the lake on the right side of the road. Lake is also visible from the train between the stations Witnica Chojeńska and Bielin.
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Nature preservation Bielinek

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Arboretum "The three mills" in Bogdaniec (Dühringshof)

Along a stretch of 4 km there is a trail that leads through an oak grove in a moraine. Here, rare trees and shrub species can be seen. Information boards informed about fauna and flora of the area. The beautiful trail passes three former mills, one of which is now a Museum of rural cultur and technic. Scenic picnic areas invite you to linger.
how to find → Drive from Kostrzyn (Küstrin) into direction Gorzów Wielkopolski (Landsberg/Warthe). After passing of Witnica (Vietz) you will reach after some kilometers the village Bogdaniec. There on the circle go to the left street. The arboretum entrance is after the forestry management on the right.
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Odra River

The second longest river in Poland (length: 854.3 km). It carries about 500 m3 of water per second. It is the border between Poland and Germany. You can find beautiful landscapes all along the river.
how to find → You can see the river for example in Kostrzyn (Küstrin), Czelin (Zellin), Gozdowice (Güstebiese), Stara Rudnica (Alt-Rüdnitz), Zatoń Dolna (Niedersaathen), Krajnik Dolny (Niederkränig) and other villages on the west border of Poland.
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Landscape Park of Cedynia (Zehden)

(Pol.: Cedyński Park Krajobrazowy) It was established in 1993 A.D. Area of Park equals 30850 hectars. Landscapes of Park are very varied. It is located on the side of Odra valley
how to find → Large territory along road Mieszkowice - Siekierki - Cedynia
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Heathlands of Cedynia (Zehden) preservation

(Pol.: Wrzosowiska Cedyńskie ) On area of 72 hectars. Created in 1985 A.D. It protects heathlands and Xerophytes on the hills near by Cedynia (Zehden) .
how to find → Between Cedynia (Zehden) and Osinów Dolny (Niederwutzen) on the left side (when driving from Cedynia).
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The Maurice stone near Lemierzyce (Alt Limmritz)

The so-called Maurice stone, a block of granite lying here since the Ice Age is a natural monument. He, however, has also traces of a remodeling aimed at former importance as a ritual sacrifice stone. Close to a hunting lodge once have been. The stone was named after John Maurice of Nassau, the Master of the Order of St. John from the neighboring town Słońsk (Sonnenburg). After the 2nd World War II an inscription in memory of the first polish population in Lemierzyce 1945 was attached, indicating that in earlier times the region was once slavic settlements.
how to find → If you came from Słońsk (Sonnenburg) towards Lemierzyce, stop a few hundred meters before reaching the village. The stone is located in the woods on the left side of the road near a hill.
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Lake Mętno

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Myśla River

96 km long river. It goes from neighbourhood of Pyrzyce (Pyritz) to the Odra near Chlewice (Klewitz). From to Chlewice (Klewitz) it is available for kayak travellers.
how to find → You can easy find Myśla in Namyślin (Neumühl/Nm.) or Chwarszczany (Quartschen).
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Dinosaur Park in Nowiny Wielkie (Döllensradung)

Opening hours: monday-friday: 9:00-18:00, saturday-sunday: 10:00-19:00 Read more ⇒
how to find → When you drive from Kostrzyn (Küstrin) direction , after the village Białcz you follow the street No. 131 right in the direction to Świerkocin (Fichtwerder). You drive till the village Nowiny Wielkie. Some meters after the train crossing you have to drive to a small street right, you will find marks. Some meters later you will find the park on the left side.
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Orzechów (Wrechow) Lake

how to find → Located between Orzechów (Wrechow) and Cedynia (Zehden) . On the right side of the road just after leaving Orzechów (Wrechow).
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Boulder in Rościn (Rostin)

Big boulder - 2,1 meter high, 12,5 meters round. It is called "The Devils Stone" (pol. Czarci Głaz), and its german name is "Klickstein".
how to find → Driving from Myślibórz (Soldin) you need to pass almost all village Rościn (Rostin). In the end, near by the big cross look for the mark and take road left. After that soon will be next mark to the right. Than go about 2 kilometres on the firled-road up to the woods. In woods go another 400 metres and look for the mark.
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Rurzyca River

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Siegniew Lakes

Two nice, small lakes among woods. They are a part of the Natural Preserve of the same name "Jeziora Siegniewskie".
how to find → Driving from Gozdowice in the direction of Mieszkowice, take the road left and drive through the woods for the next few kilometers. Watch for small signs marking the correct direction.
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Bird Preservation of Słońsk

(Pol.: Rezerwat Ptaków Słońsk) A preserve for protection of various species of birds. Covers the marshes of the Warta River in the south of Kostrzyn (Küstrin). It was created in 1977 A.D.
how to find → When you drive from Kostrzyn in the direction OF Poznań it is just one kilometer from Kostrzyn (Küstrin).
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Słubia River

how to find → You can see Słubia in Moryń (Mohrin) and Stare Łysogórki (Alt-Lietzegöricke), and by the way between those 2 towns.
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View point in Stary Kostrzynek (Alt Küstrinchen)

View point equiped with nice path, stairs and small shelter in the top allows us to admire really nice view to the Odra river and its valley. It is located on the hill being ecological site.
how to find → If you are driving from Osinów Dolny (Niederwutzen) than in Stary Kostrzynek stop just after first house and park your car on the right side of the road. Than on the oposite site you will se small path leading to the view point.
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Zoo Safari in Świerkocin (Fichtwerder)

Web: zoosafari.pl
Not just for children, the Zoo Safari Park is a special Neumark experience. This is not only a traditional zoo, but you can be like a safari ride in your own vehicle through the park and its various habitats and observe the free-running animals. A petting zoo and a small amusement park with Ferris wheel and some a little bit antiquated, but wild rides lets have you and your kids a lot of fun. A playground invites the littlest ones, catering supply is available. On weekends the park is usually quite frequented by very much peoples, who can, should come on a weekday. Open: April till October, for details see the website of the park in english.
how to find → If you drive from Kostrzyn (Küstrin) in direction Gorzów Wielkopolski (Landsberg/Warthe), go after passing of the town Witnica (Vietz) to the right into street 131 (direction Świerkocin (Fichtwerder)). Drive through the village Nowiny Wielkie (Döllensradung) . Look for the ferris wheel on the right side of the street.
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Reindeer farm in Czelin (Zellin)

Web: www.biogospodarstwo.pl
That the Neumark is always good for surprises, shows the small town Czelin (Zellin). Here are (not just before Christmas) reindeer breeded. The animals, imported from Scandinavia feel now at home in the Neumark and can be visited. Even wild pigs, rabbits and other deer is here at home. Of course, even reindeer steaks and other animal products are purchased, the farm organized reindeer events. And who has room can buy an reindeer here.
how to find → If you come from Kostrzyn (Küstrin), go to direction Mieszkowice (Bärwalde/Nm.). Short before you reach the town, go to the left, cross the railroad. Go along the street, near 2 km before reaching Czelin (Zellin), you will see the reindeer farm on the right side.
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