Wdzydze Kiszewskie

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Traditional Kashubian houses in the Kashubian Ethnographic Park
Wdzydze Kiszewskie
Village
Wdzydze Kiszewskie is located in Poland
Wdzydze Kiszewskie
Wdzydze Kiszewskie
Coordinates: 54°0′45″N 17°55′52″E / 54.01250°N 17.93111°E / 54.01250; 17.93111
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
County Kościerzyna
Gmina Gmina Kościerzyna
Elevation 140 m (460 ft)
Population 188

Wdzydze Kiszewskie [ˈvd͡zɨd͡zɛ kiˈʂɛfskʲɛ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Kościerzyna, within Kościerzyna County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 13 kilometres (8 mi) south of Kościerzyna and 61 km (38 mi) south-west of the regional capital Gdańsk.

For details of the history of the region, see History of Pomerania.

The village has a population of 188.

Kashubian Ethnographic Park[edit]

Wdzydze Kiszewskie is famous for its open-air museum, which is the oldest one in Poland. Kaszubski Park Etnograficzny is based on an old village of Kashubian fishermen. It was founded in 1906 by Theodora und Isidor Gulgowski. Nowadays, already over centennial Museum stretches upon 22 ha of area located at the bank of the Gołuń lake built up with objects of regional architecture. Cottages, manors, a school, smithy, windmills, churches, farm buildings and craftsmen’s workshops – 49 objects. The museum shows the traditional culture of the Kashubians in several wooden houses.

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Coordinates: 54°0′45″N 17°55′52″E / 54.01250°N 17.93111°E / 54.01250; 17.93111