"Riverside walks - not far from Konstancin" Mazowsze Off The Beaten Path Tip by evaanna

Mazowsze Off The Beaten Path: 3 reviews and 10 photos

  The Vistula near Konstancin
by evaanna

Konstancin is a resort just south of Warsaw with many interesting old and new villas and a few sanatoriums, all in a pine forest. You are sure to hear more about it when I have taken some pictures. Here I just want to show you a place east of it on the Vistula where you can go for walks or ride your bike, enjoying the view of the river and the islands close to its banks. In the summer, you can see families bringing their picnics there or just walking on the high earth embankment, which has prevented many a flood in the area. Near the village of Gassy there is a concrete pier you can walk on as well, which in the spring sometimes gets completely flooded. The river currents are very strong here so bathing is too dangerous. And so is skating in the winter, there is too much risk of the ice breaking. But on the pier and hidden in the shrubbery on the banks you can always come across anglers, patiently waiting for their 'catch'. Not that I have ever seen any of them catching anything but a tiny roach.

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  • Updated Apr 2, 2006
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