Olive, hospitable city park on the Baltic Bank
From the end of July and until the 20th of August, the bathing season is usually continued in the Baltic season, about the same time in Gdansk is the famous Fair of the Holy Dominica, the largest street event in Europe.
There is an opportunity and spend vacation with health benefits, and gain bright impressions. And all this — In the absence of exhausting heat, an indispensable satellite of recreation in the southern and tropical resorts.
I discovered the current summer for myself. Administratively, the district of Gdansk, however, Oliv residents consider themselves «Olivarian» And they say: «Food in Gdansk». Olive has its coat of arms, flag and their own story.
On the coat of arms, it is clear, an olive tree is depicted, although the name is not from him, although there are no reliable scientific versions on this. Scientists were looking for explanations in Polish, and in German, and in Kashubsky (a language of one of Polish nationalities — Kashubov) languages, not found. But the history of the city is known good, she goes deep into the ages, like the roots of that very olive tree, 1188 — The date of the first official mention of Oliva in documents. This year, the monastery of the Catholic Order of Cisivercians was founded here.
Olive branch, as you know, the symbol of the world. Olive in the historical plan, as they say, went to the full program. It at various times was captured by the Crusaders, then Prussians, the Swedes, then the Czechs – Gusites. Did not pass by neither the thirty-year war, nor the world. But, oddly enough, it did not affect this seaside town.
On the contrary, it looks like this seaside town between Gdansk and Sopot solely peacefully, no ruins of bastions and monuments to the commander, while almost the whole olive in the summer is covered with greens.
And this is not only alleys and gardens, followed by cozy isochki houses. Main landmark of Oliva — Park, laid back in the XII-XIII centuries by the monks of the Cistercymen.
It is huge, decorated with statues, here you can see trees from various countries and continents.
And enjoy silence, resting on a bench on one of countless parks alley.
This silence of an old park as it is asks for the sound of his life in Olive.
It is enough to turn away from the noisy street of the Grunwald, the main transport artery Gdansk, and are in some quiet street. Next to the tram ring — Picturesque canal with wild ducks,
a bit further — extraordinary beauty pond with overlooking shore.
And the beach in Olive quiet, and the tracks to it lead through the grove. By the way, the beach is nicely landscaped, wide, with gentle entrance to the sea, with inexpensive service.
And most importantly — The beach is not too crowded like in neighboring sopot.
Olivsky Park, like the Cathedral, the Abbati Palace, Zoosad and other numerous attractions of Oliva, are best viewed, sitting in a bicycle saddle.
Of course, I’m talking only about «Bulk» inspection. For general impressions, it is best to make a cycling journey through this wonderful town, the benefit of Oliva — True Paradise. Tracks everywhere, with marking, signs, traffic lights, there are even speed limit signs.
And where there are no cycles, the risk is small — On the quiet streets of Olives, the cyclist will always be able to disperse with a car, there are few them here.
Getting to Oliv is easy, the easiest way — On the tram number 6 from the station Gdansk-Chief. You can get to the station «Gdansk Oliva» and on the SKM train, they hereby perform the role of the tram and stop every three or four minutes. The variant with the tram is still preferable, that is the most «six» It follows to Elinkova, and this is immediately and the sea, and the beach, and the picturesque, the swords of linden and beech of the Olivsky Bank.