Travelogue

Darlowo

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Darłowo, is a seaside town in the West Pomeranian Region, at the south coast of the Baltic Sea, north-western Poland. Regarded as a tourist capital of Sławno district, it is a major seaport. More than six kilometres of wide, sandy beaches and unique neighbourhood of two Baltic lakes – this is what makes Darłowo unique. Wide and sandy beaches are a magnet for all, but Darłowo is also an important historical centre. Mediaeval layout of the old town has remained almost unchanged to this day, and there is a Gothic church of St Mary of Fatima from 1394. The main highlight of Darłowo is the Castle of Pomeranian Dukes situated on the island. From the tower you can enjoy extensive views over the town and the local countryside. It is here where Eric the Pomeranian – the king of Denmark, Sweden and Norway, also called the last Viking of the Baltic Sea – was born and spent the last years of his life. This is most probably the place where he hid his treasures.