From the terrace located 10 meters above the treetops, there is a beautiful view of the Sobieszewo Island, Żuławy Gdańskie and the Bay of Gdańsk. Inside, a multimedia exhibition devoted to the natural values of the island awaits the visitors.
Primarily, the Kazimierz Reservoir is a functioning water tower performing its technical function. It was put into use in 2015.
— ABOUT THE RESERVOIR:
FOR RESIDENTS OF THE ISLAND AND FOR FIRE PROTECTION
2 METERS LOWER THAN FAMOUS “Falowce” BUILDINGS IN PRZYMORZE
45 M above the sea level
10 METERS ABOVE THE TREETOPS
— THE CONSTRUCTION USED, AMONG OTHERS:
OF VARIOUS CABLES
— VIDEO ABOUT KAZIMIERZ
The reservoir commemorates Kazimierz Behlke (1932–2013) who devoted most of his career to water and sewage industry — He is an important and distinguished figure for the development of water and sewage infrastructure in Gdańsk.
“In the very heart of the waterworks”
Kazimierz Behlke, born on the 16th of November, 1932, worked 39 years in Gdańsk’s waterworks, mostly as an employee of Przedsiębiorstwo Wodociągów i Kanalizacji (34 years), and the last 5 years as an employee of Saur Neptun Gdańsk. In his professional career he went through all possible positions – from an engineer in the pump station production department, through a maintenance engineer of sewage treatment plant equipment, head engineer of a sewage treatment plant, head of the production department and the head specialist of the network department, to the deputy director of operations. He adapted very well to every position he held because, as he used to say, he always worked “in the very heart of the waterworks”.
Thanks to many years working in the same industry, Mr. Behlke became an outstanding specialist, and he shared his knowledge successfully with other students in the sanitary and water supply trade.
Regardless of the position held, both colleagues and subordinates referred to him as “BOSS”.
The authority that Kazimierz Behlke has built was the result of, above all, honesty and outstanding work ethic in accordance to strictly set and followed rules: appreciating and noticing honest work and lack of tolerance for those who did not respect it, expecting honesty and discipline as he lead the example himself, demanding respect among colleagues, noticing one’s own weaknesses and not slipping into pride, lack of acceptance for people insensitive to others. His colleagues remember him as a demanding person (also, and maybe even above all to himself), reliable and straight forward, but also warm and sensitive.
Kazimierz Behlke died on August 15, 2013, remaining forever in the memory of all those who had the honour to work with him.
— HOW TO GET THERE?
— PUBLIC TRANSPORT
At the Main Railway Station “Gdańsk Główny” take bus 112 or 212 towards “Przegalina” and get off at the “Lazurowa” stop. The ride takes about 40 minutes. Then, on the opposite side of the street, you will notice a path. Follow that path into a forest until you see a barrier, marking the beginning of a technical road. It will lead you directly to the gate of the reservoir. The walking distance is about 520 m, which takes 10 to15 minutes.
Head towards Wyspa Sobieszewska, and when you pass the bridge, turn right into Turystyczna street. After about 3.2 km take a left turn marked with a sign “Zbiornik Wody Kazimierz” into Lazurowa Street. Shortly you will reach a barrier – park your car there and walk the technical road up to the reservoir gate.
— SIGN UP FOR AN EDUCATIONAL TOUR
Tours are held on Thursdays and Friday at 10, 11:30, 14 and 14:30, on Saturdays at 11:30, 13, 14:30, 16, 17:30 and 20 and on Sundays at 10, 11 : 30, 13, 14:40, 16 and 17:30.
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In response to the spread of COVID-19, we have changed the operative rules during educational tours. It is required to cover your mouth and nose, disinfect your hands, use provided shoe cleaning mats and adhere to the principles of social distancing (safe distance of at least 2 m). More information about the health and safety measures can be found in the tour’s Terms and Conditions.
Safety rules apply during your visit. A group of 10 people can be in the tower at the same time.
The full tour lasts 60 minutes. The visit is free. Sightseeing with educational activities is available during the summer season.