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Johann Friedrich Endersch: Map Żuławy Vistula. 1753 Coaches. Colored copperplate engraving, 45 x 55.5 cm. (Collection of Thomas Nuclear Physics, Bitburg)

Historically, the area municipality Stegna to the thirteenth century belonged to the Dukes of Pomerania, who kept Przemysław fortified in from 1309 - to 1454 was part of the Teutonic Order, then a part of the north side of Szkarpawa to Gdansk, on the south to the Economics Malborska so-called Great Żuławy Malbork. The western portion of Economics was the sixteenth leased by creating a so-called domain Barwaldzką. After the second partition of Polish community found itself within the Kingdom of Prussia, then to 1919 in the German empire, the province of West Prussia. In the period 1919 - 1939 in the Free City of Danzig, in the years 1939 - 1945 incorporated into the Third Reich, and since 1945 within the Polish state. By 1975, the municipality was lying in the voivodeship of Gdansk, in the years 1975 to 1999 in the province of Elblag, and since 1999 in the Pomeranian province.


Stegna municipality is located in the north - western part of the county Nowy Dwor Gdanski. The western boundary of the municipality is the river Vistula River, north of the Gulf of Gdansk, southern boundary runs along the highway E - 7, partly Linaw River, along the drainage ditch to Tuga River. The western border is the river Tug on the section from the village Cyganka the village Osłonka, then Szkarpawa River towards the west to the village land Rybina, by River Vistula KRÓLEWIECKA to land the village Sztutowo and perpendicular to the direction of the Gulf of Gdansk.


Coat of arms of municipalities Stegna


Sign municipality Stegna


Stegna and surroundings, thanks to the attractive location, the unique micro-climate and wonderful landscapes, turning into summer frequently visited holiday resorts. The greatest asset of the municipality are sandy beaches and rich amber band dunes covered with pine forests. Tourism is growing mainly in the area of ​​the Vistula Spit, where lie four key village communes Stegna Junoszyno, Jantar and Mikoszewo.
The municipality offers ample opportunities to practicing water sports (sailing, canoeing, motorboating) not only by the proximity of the sea, but also due to appearing on the site of a dense network of rivers and navigable canals (about 50 km waterway). Floating on the waters of the municipality Stegna Szkarpawa such as rivers or river Vistula Royal, heading west can be a network of rivers and canals to swim to Berlin, and from there further into Europe. However, choosing course to the east, ie, in the direction of the Vistula Lagoon, steadfast sailors flow to Kaliningrad and beyond.
These waters are also a perfect place for fishing. Rivers and canals are rich in fish, is a paradise for anglers seeking adventure with white fish, and from May of predatory pike. Summer fishing enthusiasts float fishing and ground fishing lures carp lake in Jantar, and autumn trip to the big fish of the river Vistula. Anglers will find no problem even after seasonal accommodation in one of the agritourism farms, or all year round in the accommodation and centers.
Among the objects preserved in Stegna interesting are the wooden houses of the mid-nineteenth century. The most important monument of the village is the church of frame construction and the painted ceilings, built in the years 1681-1683. The equipment comes in part from the Baroque period. The advantage of the church are the organs that beautiful sound surpassed only by the authorities of St. Mary's Church in Gdańsk. In this instrument in the summer each year, concerts are held here during the International Organ Organ Festival.
The peculiarity of, Mikoszewo is primarily the space between the shaft in the area of ferry crossing over the Vistula ditch, filled with ancient paving stones and paved square. Next to abutments modern ferry crossing is here in the form of oblique rectangle pool old ferry crossing from 1895, now acting as a function of the small fishing port. Been preserved the old buildings associated with the operation of ferry crossing in the form of a brick building port facility, built of red brick grain, which now is a bar.
In Drewnica and Żuławki - former Mennonite villages separated by the river Szkarpawa - are a unique team of architectural monuments from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In the Drewnica is located windmill "koźlak" (1718), Dutch homesteads and old houses. In the Żuławki survived several arcaded houses and nearby villages until now works mighty Danzig head lock, which connects the Vistula River with the river Szkarpawa ending its run in the Vistula Lagoon.
In the nearby village Rybina worth a look are the two historical drawbridges and regarded as the world's only railway swing bridge. In the Stegna was the former narrow gauge railway junction on the route Gdańsk-Krynica Morska.
Near the village, Mikoszewo, at the estuary the Vistula River to the Baltic, is situated reserve "Seagull Hurst". It's a beautiful area, ponds varied and diverse vegetation, where their nests made ​​many rare species of birds. There are colonies of seagulls, waders and Anseriformes birds, breeding colonies of terns. You can also find the white heron, black storks and cranes.
In the summer Stegna, Jantar and Mikoszewo offer holidaymakers a series of events, festivals, concerts, volleyball tournaments and football tournaments. In the Stegna, in July and August, organ concerts are taking place with the participation of prominent artists in the the International Organ Festival. Since 1999, in the Jantar organized World Cup Amber fishing. A great deal of interest in the National Meeting sailing. In the museum you can see the magnificent amber specimens and products from this material.
Through the municipality Stegna takes some interesting hiking trails, including Amber Trail (part of the International Road Pedestrian long-distance "E-9"), Blue Trail - Vistula river and, as well as the narrow gauge railway route (Zulawska Commuter Rail) and water routes led through by many rivers and canals to the Vistula Lagoon and the Vistula River.


Our community Stegna partly is situated in buffer zone of the Park Landscape "Vistula Spit" where were found:

■ nearly 780 of vascular plants taxons (eg. 100 species from the Red List of vascular plants of Gdansk Pomerania, including one critically endangered and four endangered and protected species 49, including 1 valid for the European Community), which is almost 26.5 % of the national flora.
■ more than 60 species of bryophytes
■ More than 200 species of lichens
■ 232 species of birds (220 to be protected)
■ 40 species of mammals (19 are protected)
■ 7 species of amphibians
■ 5 species of reptiles
■ the number of species of fungi, algae and invertebrates is not yet precisely known.

A characteristic feature of the natural environment park is zonal arrangement of habitats and plant communities, closely related to the geological characteristics of the Vistula Spit. They are (as viewed from the sea coast):
■ "kidzina"-sticks
■ sandy beach strip
■ before dune
■ dune White
■ dune gray (priority habitat network Natuira 2000)
■ belt afforestation (including of Crowberry patches of pine forest, bog birch wood and even alder)
■ moist depressions between dunes (usually occupied by high transition mires or degraded)
■ rushes on the Vistula Lagoon
■ Vistula Lagoon (priority habitat)

The main part of the park are natural forests, which account for about 80% of the area and are the result of human activity. The main species are Scots pine-forming (including 90% of the stands with an average age of 75 years). With palynological studies it is known that already about 5000 years ago, this area was covered by deciduous and mixed forests with a predominance of oak and west of Stutthof were more numerous coniferous forests. Such a composition of forests remained generally the end of the seventeenth century In the the eighteenth century Spit stripped of trees, which launched the sand dune and has led to the introduction of protective forests. Currently, the following reconstruction inconsistent with the habitat of pine stands in the the mixed forests.

Vistula Spit is an important point on the route of European bird migration and breeding a unique refuge of many wetland birds (rushes lagoons estuary of the Vistula). It is also one of the few places on the Polish coast, where you can observe the accumulation of sand of the sea.

Nature reserves

Jedynka - Polskie Radio Pętla Żuławska GOM Wrota Pomorza Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku LOT - Jantarowe Wybrzeże
Mistrzostwa Świata w Poławianiu Bursztynu