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Aland Islands – Events

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In the Aland Islands, you will also find interesting events.

E.g., every July, there is a Viking Market, that is one of the largest events of its kind in Europe! Unfortunately, we missed this market, but we’re lucky to see plenty of these lovely old cars. 馃檪

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Na Wyspach Alandzkich odbywaj膮 si臋 ciekawe festiwale.

Jednym z nich jest tzw. “Viking Market”, kt贸ry w lipcu przyci膮ga t艂umy zafascynowane (i nie tylko) wikingami. My niestety nie trafili艣my na ten festiwal, ale mieli艣my okazje ogl膮da膰 parad臋 takich uroczych starych samochod贸w. 馃檪

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Aland Islands – Pommern

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Visiting a ship museum (Pommern) is another thing you can do in the Aland Island.

Pommern ship is a windjammer built in Scotland, in 1903.

After World War II, it was donated to Mariehamn as a museum ship.

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Je偶eli chcecie odwiedzi膰 ciekawe muzeum na Wyspach Alandzkich – wybierzcie si臋 do Pommern.

Pommern to tzw. pogromca wiatr贸w, wielki 偶aglowiec zbudowany w Szkocji, w 1903 roku.

Po zako艅czeniu II wojny 艣wiatowej, Pommern zosta艂 podarowany miastu Maarianhamina aby pe艂ni艂 rol臋 muzeum.

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Aland Islands – Castle

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If you want to learn something about history or culture of the Aland Islands, visit museums or about 700 years old castle of Kastelholm. This medieval castle is situated about 25 kilometers from Mariehamn.

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Je偶eli chcecie pozna膰 odrobin臋 historii i kultury Wysp Alandzkich warto odwiedzi膰 jedno z muze贸w oraz oko艂o 700-letni zamek Kastelholm. Ten 艣redniowieczny zamek znajduje si臋 25 km od stolicy – Maarianhamina.

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Aland Islands – Outdoor

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脜land Islands are perfect for outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, or simply enjoying the nature.

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Wyspy Alandzkie s膮 艣wietnym miejscem do sp臋dzenia wakacji na 艣wie偶ym powietrzu, przy szumie morza. 馃檪

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Aland Islands – Traveling

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Traveling around the Aland Islands can be done in many ways; by car, bus, taxi, ferry or boat, bicycle or simply on foot. I think the last three options are the best to discover the islands.

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Wyspy Alandzkie mo偶na zwiedza膰 na wiele sposob贸w; samochodem, autobusem, taxi, “czymkolwiek p艂ywaj膮cym”, rowerem lub po prostu pieszo. Ostatnie 3 opcje s膮 zdecydowanie najlepsze. 馃檪

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Aland Islands – By airplane

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If you want to fly to the Aland Islands, you can board in Helsinki, Turku or Stockholm.
The airport in Aland is located less than 3 km from Mariehamn, so it’s even possible to walk there. 馃檪

p.s. I know, I’m showing you a picture of boats, but I don’t have any of the airport nor airplane… 馃槈

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Na Wyspy Alandzkie mo偶na dolecie膰 samolotem z 3 miast; s膮 to Helsinki, Turku i Sztokholm.
Lotnisko na wyspach znajduje si臋 zaledwie 3 km od miasta Maarianhamina, wi臋c mo偶na tam doj艣膰 pieszo. 馃槈

p.s. Wiem, dzisiejsze zdj臋cie nie przedstawia lotniska ani samolotu – nie mia艂am odpowiedniego zdj臋cia – st膮d 艂odzie. 馃檪

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Aland Islands – By ferry

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To visit the Aland Islands, you can fly, take a ferry o a private boat.
A ferry trip is very pleasant and you can start it in a few ports in Sweden, Finland and Estonia.

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Do Wysp Alandzkich mo偶na dosta膰 si臋 samolotem, promem albo w艂asnym jachtem.
Podr贸偶 promem bywa bardzo przyjemna, a mo偶na j膮 rozpocz膮膰 w kilku portach Szwecji, Finlandii, a nawet w Estonii.

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Aland Islands – Tourism

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Tourism is important for the Aland Islands, thus 脜landers often speak Swedish, English and even Finnish.

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Turystyka jest bardzo wa偶na dla Wysp Alandzkich, st膮d mieszka艅cy wysp cz臋sto opr贸cz j臋zyka szwedzkiego pos艂uguj膮 si臋 angielskim, a nawet fi艅skim.

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Aland Islands – Maria Alexandrovna of Russia

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Mariehamn is named after Empress Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (1824鈥1880), whose memorial statue is located in the town. (information taken from Visit Aland)

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Maarianhamina zosta艂o nazwane na cz臋艣膰 cesarzowej Rosji – Marii Aleksandrowny, kt贸rej pomnik znajduje si臋 w mie艣cie. (wi臋cej informacji na Visit Aland)

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