This is an unusual event, where history and modernity intertwine. Old places, new life – this is the motto of the third edition of the Festival of North Kashubian Manors and Palaces. Diverse artistic program, wide family offer, and the opportunity to get to know historical buildings – all this awaits us on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of June in Kashubia. The occasion for a great family weekend.
As many as 17 sites are taking part in the festival – all of them are located in Pomorskie (Pomeranian Voivodeship), and more specifically in Northern Kashubia. The manor houses and palaces are located on quite a vast area, so it’s worth to look through the program beforehand and write up a realistic sightseeing plan. Do not plan to visit all the places, because in a hurry you might lose what is most important in this festival – the joyful celebration.
During one weekend you can visit as many sites as you can manage. We have made sure that each of them offers plenty of cultural and family attractions – from classical and pop music concerts, through art workshops, to activities for children. The selection of venues is broad, so you have to decide for yourself which to visit during this year’s edition, said Radosław Kamiński, the festival organizer from the Northern Kashubia Tourists Association.
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Manor and Palace Festival of North Kashubia – discover places with a soul
Manors and palaces that are part of the festival usually serve different functions. Some of them have enticing accommodation and catering offers. Some owners run restaurants, others prefer home-made, family cooking. There are elegant and modern buildings, and ones with rich, detailed, historical architecture . There are also ones that house museums and promote culture. To each their own.
During the event you can visit, among others, Krokowa Castle with its romantic castle park, Lisewski Dwor, where you can sample the delicious cuisine, Rzucewo Castle (also known as Jan III Sobieski Castle), Grąbkowo Palace near Słupsk, Pod Lipami Manor House in Gościęcin, Żarnowiec Manor House located next to a Benedictine nunnery, a palace in Zwartowo – not usually open to visitors – or the elegant Ciekocinko Palace. Of course, these are only some of the sites, the full list is available on the official website of the festival.
Manor and Palace Festival of North Kashubia – attractions for children
The agenda is no less exciting. It was prepared in such a way as to keep both adults and children engaged. In the venues, in addition to guided tours, there are planned, among others, photography and painting exhibitions, chamber music concerts, regional products fair with tasting, family picnics and florist exhibitions.
Highlights include: Cooking with Master Chef Sylwia Garska from Choczew, who will offer a regional herring dish. Apart from that, “The Phantom of the Opera” musical performed by artists from the Baltic Opera – both events in Jackowo Palace. Moreover: breakfast fair in Ciekocinko Palace, musical afternoon at the Krokowa Castle, yoga on the grass at the Rekowo Górne Palace (Wieniawa Hotel), “Harp in the Palaca Garden” concert at the Grąbkowo Palace, and a performance by a Kashubian band and stalls by Benedictine nuns from the monastery in Żarnowiec.
Some of the venues have also planned activities for children. The Palace in Wejherowo will hold an artistic workshop for kids with Marta Papierowska. In Lisewski Dwór and Pod Czerwonym Bukiem Palace, KreOLA will offer creative games. The Pod Lipami Manor will allow you to experience an explosion of colours with HOLI powders, and in the Palace in Rekowo Górne there will be a stand for eco-experiments. Activities for children have also been prepared in: Godętowo Palace, Kłanino Palace and Jackowo Palace.
Admission to all events (except “The Phantom of the Opera” musical) is free. The exact list of venues and a detailed schedule of events are available at www.kaszubypolnocne.pl.