The Crooked Forest is one of the weirdest and interesting places in Poland that not many people actually know about. If you want to experience something completely different you should definitely consider a trip to the Crooked Forest. It’s a great place for taking pictures and if you are into creepy places don’t hold back and visit it at night.
Where is the Crooked Forest located?
The Crooked Forest is located outside Nowe Czarnkowo in the West Pomerania Voivodeship (województwo zachodniopomorskie).
What happened to the trees?
The Crooked Forest consists of 400 pines planted there around 1930 when the area was a German territory. There are many theories explaining the strange shape of the trees.
It is generally believed that the pines were formed this way by some tools or planting techniques, but the motive of such actions is still unknown. Another theory states that the forest looks like that because of the tanks rolling over the young trees during the Second World War which forced them to grow in a less conventional way. Some people also believe that the woods were grown like that on purpose, created by the Compass Timbers (which are used in shipbuilding). Finally, some people believe that the place is hunted and is a result of dark powers bending the trees.
Whatever the answer is, it’s a great place to see so don’t hesitate to start planning your trip!