Frombork is a small fishing village in Warmia-Masuria in Poland. It was part of Prussia, and later Germany, and was known by its German name Frauenburg from the Middle Ages until 1945.
Nicolaus CopernicusThough not born in Frombork, renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus did his most important work while living here until his death in 1543.
By planeThe nearest useful international airport is in Gdańsk . Kaliningrad could also be a consideration for those with a Russian visa.
By carFrom Gdańsk, take route E77 to Elbląg and than head north along the south coast of the Vistula Bay by road 503.
By trainThe town's station last saw a train in 2006. However Braniewo, 10 km away near the Kaliningrad border, and Elbląg are on the functioning rail network .
By busLocal buses running between Elbląg (7-11 zł) and Braniewo (5-8 zł) pass through Frombork.
The town of Frombork is extremely small so no transport is needed. You can get anywhere on foot.
address: Katedralna 8The main building of the Nicholas Copernicus Museum in Frombork.
address: Krasickiego 6The largest building on the Cathedral Hill. It burned down in 1945 but got rebuilt in 1972-1973. The belfry also houses the Foucault’s pendulum – the only instrument in Poland to observe the rotary motion of the Earth. A viewing platform 70 m above the sea level gives visitors the opportunity to observe the landscapes of Frombork’s surroundings.
CathedralThe Gothic cathedral was built between 1329 and 1388. Since that time it has experienced a few minor expansions.
- Vistula Lagoon
phone: +48 800 080 010address: Adama Mickiewicza 3The largest supermarket in town with low prices.
There is a hotel, though perhaps more characterful (and less expensive) are the many guesthouses scattered throughout the town.
- Pomeranian metropol Gdańsk with a beautiful old town and the biggest Gothic brick church worldwide
- sea resort Sopot with the longest European pier
- sea resort and port Gdynia with the biggest Baltic port
- sea resort Puck
- Słowinski National Park with the biggest dunes in Europe
- sea resort Rowy
- sea resort Łeba
- sea resort Jastrzębia Góra
- sea resort Rozewie
- sea resort Władysławowo
On the Hel Peninsula:
On the Vistula Peninsula:
- sea resort Krynica Morska