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During Your staying in our cottage, we strongly encourage to rest in an active way.

We recommend You to spend free time admiring nature around you. The convenient location of the house lets you take hiking and cycling trips, almost on doorstep.

Here, You can find a few tourist attractions.

Bialowieza National Park

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Bialowieza Forest is the last natural forest on the European Lowlands. This forest, which occurred without human intervention, and which lasts for thousands of years of natural ecological processes. At the same time, it is the only natural site in Poland on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Most of Europe's natural forests grubbed up over the past few hundred years. Their place was taken by cultivated fields, meadows, pastures, villages and cities.

Remnants of the rich, mixed forests transformed into poor economic forests, which are mainly a source of timber. Natural stands are still a small percentage of all European forests. Bialowieza Forest is unique because it is right here for thousands of years of natural processes ongoing nature, without human intervention. Bison - the largest mammal in Europe has managed to survive in our part of Europe due to the existence of the Forest. Currently, the Polish part of the forest has about 350 bisons which are under Bialowieza National Park's care. There are also 57 other species of mammals and 250 species of birds, including all species of European woodpeckers.

more info find HERE

Nature and Forest Museum

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Nature and Forest Museum of Bialowieza National Park is one of the most modern museums of nature in Poland. In two exhibition halls with a total area of 1,500 sqm. presents the nature and history of the Bialowieza Forest and the centuries-old human activities on its premises.

The ground floor presents the most characteristic wilderness forest communities. The largest of exhibitions is devoted to bison - the largest mammal in Europe. In addition, presented is the underground life of the primeval forest and seasonal nature.

Floor is devoted to the primeval forest fauna, history and human activity. Here we see the world of invertebrates, herbivorous and predatory mammals and birds. Presented is also the world of animals and plants with environmental water (river), the phase distribution and abundance of wood mushrooms. As part of the historic presented bee-keeping, processing of wood turpentine and charcoal, and narrow-gauge forest railway.

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The "Bison's Ribs" Footpath

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The path is about 4 km long. This is a band of wooden footbridges and dykes, winding through the marshy land of the forest and former grasslands in the valley of the river Narewka.The name comes from places arranged in a fairly wide intervals of boards or logs (rib-like). Trail leads mainly by wet alder forests and alder-ash, but it presents a typology of forest biodiversity in the Bialowieza Forest.

Erected along the numerous message boards, the plant encountered on the trail. In spring (March-April), around the entrance to the path, one can see a very large number of frogs awakening from the lethargy of winter, which are trying to get into the water Narewka. It is a path, which is very pleasing to children, they can instantly jump through hoops, go through the fallen trunks and deal on an uneven path. The trail ends at "European Bison Show Reserve".

Orthodox Church of st. Nicholas

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Brick Orthodox church at the end of the nineteenth century, which is located in the center of Bialowieza. Built of red brick on the Greek cross plan with two towers, forming a beautiful polychrome illustration of the New Testament, and the only one in this part of Europe, ceramic iconostasis. They have been made from china and decorated with a Japanese majolica. Beside the church is a wooden presbytery from the same period.

more info: www.bialowieza.cerkiew.pl/en/

Palace Park

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Park is in the type of an English garden. It was found in the late XIX century, designed by Valery Kronenberg palace of Russian tsars, who come here for hunting. To achieve a faster effect planted in the park once the trees mature. At the bottom of the valley the Narewka river is flowing to the park forming dug ponds, which have diversified landscape of the Park.The park remained a few buildings and the ruins of the Tsarist-era palace. Today, where in the past stood a palace is Museum of Nature and Forest.

more info find HERE

The Tsar's Restaurant

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Tsar's Restaurant in Bialowieza is located in a historic building Bialowieza Freight Station, built in 1903 for Tsar Nicholas II. Commodity acted Białowieża the role of servant and ancillary to the Palace. You drop all the trains as freight and passenger. Railway track leading from the imperial palace of the ignition Freight Bialowieza, where converted locomotive on the front to the back and the train was moving in the direction Hajnowka.

Before World War II in Bialowieza was eleven turnouts. On one of the tracks was always a dozen or so lounge with tourists. At the holidays came here from Warsaw railway officials, soldiers, people from the front pages of newspapers, he was among others President of Poland, Ignacy Moscicki. Bialowieza Freight for many years after the war fulfilled the role of small-time starter as a tsar and adopt in the same way the trains to and from Bialowieza. It was a place where, as in the old movie, stopped time, where the soothing silence made people lazy, wild grass smelled around, in the main hall remained the same as for the Tsar huge tiled stove. Only when after 100 years, closed down trains from Bialowieza, the building was transformed into a restaurant.

The nature and design, which consists of original furniture from that period refer to tsarist times. Today, this unique facility of wooden architecture attracts tourists and lovers of Polish-Russian cuisine. The restaurant has four rooms: "The hunters room", "Tsar's room", "Romantic salon" and representative "Main Hall".

more info: www.restauracjacarska.pl

Royal Oaks Way

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It is one of the oldest natural and historic trails in the country. This path leads among several dozen oak trees aged 150 to 500 years sacred spot Old Bialowieza. Old oaks have been given the names of Polish and Lithuanian kings.

Kupala Night

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Slavic feast of fire and water, sun and moon, joy, love and fertility. The largest and most recognized cyclical event in the region. It takes place every year on the first Saturday of July. It is an equivalent of celebrated in June St John's Night. Bleed wreaths on the water at night and all-night performances are the main attraction of these meetings.

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The Force Site

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This place is distinguished by unusual forms of trees and shrubs and unusual stone circle. According to local applications at this point it is easier to decide to refrain from substance abuse, and also felt the impact of positive energy. According to some scholars are reasons to consider this area as a cult place of slavic or presalvic cultures. One legend tells of the forest secret place where insiders gather to using the power of them and specially stones arranged in a circle, and drive the evil spirits of all enemies. On the path - there are many trees footbridge an interesting shape.

European Bison Show Reserve

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European Bison Show Reserve - zoo created before World War II in 1929, which was the first step towards the restitution of endangered European bison. In the reserve, in conditions similar to natural guests may watch bisons, Polish tarpan horses, elks, deers, roe deers, boars, wolves and zubrons ( a hybrid of European bison and domestic cattle). Opposite the entrance to the reserve is a market place with handcraft souvenirs. You can buy the products of artists from the region, useful objects or many types of honey from nearby hives. On the information boards you can find detail information about the species and their natural lives areas. Next to the reserve begins "Bison's Ribs" footpath.

more info find HERE